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The Resource A briefer history of time, Stephen Hawking and Leonard Mlodinow, (electronic resource)

A briefer history of time, Stephen Hawking and Leonard Mlodinow, (electronic resource)

Label
A briefer history of time
Title
A briefer history of time
Statement of responsibility
Stephen Hawking and Leonard Mlodinow
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Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
In the years since the publication of Hawking's A Brief History of Time, readers have repeatedly told Hawking of their great difficulty in understanding some of the book's most important concepts. This is the reason for A Briefer History: his wish to make its content more accessible to readers--as well as to bring it up-to-date with the latest scientific observations and findings. Purely technical concepts, such as the mathematics of chaotic boundary conditions, are gone. Conversely, subjects of wide interest that have now been given entire chapters of their own, including relativity, curved space, and quantum theory. This reorganization has allowed the authors to expand areas of recent progress, from string theory to exciting developments in the search for a unified theory of all the forces of physics.--From publisher description
Summary
A shorter, more accessible edition of a now-classic survey of the origin and nature of the universe features new full-color illustrations and an expanded, easier to understand treatment of the volume's more important theoretical concepts
Tone
Writing style
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
207407
Cataloging source
TEFOD
Dewey number
523.1
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
QB981
LC item number
.H3773 2005eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
Target audience
adult
Label
A briefer history of time, Stephen Hawking and Leonard Mlodinow, (electronic resource)
Link
http://overdrive.ebrpl.com/ContentDetails.htm?ID=691E75D9-A498-4281-8982-84467BE5CCC5
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Note
  • OverDrive eBook
  • Description based on print version record
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Thinking about the universe -- Our evolving picture of the universe -- The nature of a scientific theory -- Newton's universe -- Relativity -- Curved space -- The expanding universe -- The Big Bang, black holes, and the evolution of the universe -- Quantum gravity -- Wormholes and time travel -- The forces of nature and the unification of physics -- Conclusion
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (162 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780307417848
Isbn Type
(electronic bk. : Adobe Digital Editions)
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
color illustrations
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • (OCoLC)669071628
  • ocn669071628
  • OCoLC
Label
A briefer history of time, Stephen Hawking and Leonard Mlodinow, (electronic resource)
Link
http://overdrive.ebrpl.com/ContentDetails.htm?ID=691E75D9-A498-4281-8982-84467BE5CCC5
Publication
Copyright
Note
  • OverDrive eBook
  • Description based on print version record
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Thinking about the universe -- Our evolving picture of the universe -- The nature of a scientific theory -- Newton's universe -- Relativity -- Curved space -- The expanding universe -- The Big Bang, black holes, and the evolution of the universe -- Quantum gravity -- Wormholes and time travel -- The forces of nature and the unification of physics -- Conclusion
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (162 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780307417848
Isbn Type
(electronic bk. : Adobe Digital Editions)
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
color illustrations
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • (OCoLC)669071628
  • ocn669071628
  • OCoLC
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