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- CALCULATING THE COSMOS : HOW MATHEMATICS UNVEILS THE UNIVERSE
DetailsIan Stewarts up-to-the-minute guide to the cosmos moves from the earth and the planets to the galaxy and the universe. He describes how galaxies, stars and planets form, why stars implode, how everything began, and how its going to end.He considers parallel universes, fine-tuning of the cosmos, whether life on earth will be snuffed out by a comet, and what extra-terrestrial life may be like. He provides crystal clear accounts of gravity, spacetime, relativity and quantum theory, and how they relate to each other.Mathematics has been the driving force in astronomy and cosmology since the ancient Egyptians. Professor Stewart shows how Keplers work on the planets led to Newtons law of gravity, which in turn inspired Einsteins theories of relativity.He examines current challenges to Big Bang Theory and how the next scientific revolution may once again transform understanding of the universe and our place within it.ABOUT THE AUTHOR: Ian Stewart is an emeritus professor of mathematics at the University of Warwick. The author of numerous books on math, he has written for New Scientist, Discover, Scientific American, and many other publications in the United Kingdom and the United States. He lives in Coventry, England. --This text refers to the Hardcover edition.
SKU Code PRK B 6478 Weight in Kg 0.3000 Brand Bookwomb Dispatch Period in Days 3 ISBN No. 9781781257180 Author Name IAN STEWART Publisher Name PROFILE