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The Resource Now : the physics of time, Richard A. Muller

Now : the physics of time, Richard A. Muller

Label
Now : the physics of time
Title
Now
Title remainder
the physics of time
Statement of responsibility
Richard A. Muller
Creator
Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"A monumental work on the flow of time, from the universe's creation to "Now," by the best-selling author of Physics for Future Presidents. "Now" is a simple concept--you're reading this sentence now. Yet a real definition of "now" has eluded even the great Einstein. We know that time stretches and is affected by gravity and velocity. Yet, as eminent physicist Richard A. Muller points out, it is only today that we have all the physics at hand--relativity, entropy, entanglement, antimatter, and the Big Bang--to explain the flow of time. With these building blocks in place, Muller reaches a startling conclusion: our expanding universe is continuously creating not only new space but also new time. The front edge of this new time is what we call "now," and this moment is truly unique--it is the only moment in which we can exercise our free will. Muller's thought-provoking vision is a powerful counter to established theories in science and philosophy, and his arguments will spark major debate about the most fundamental assumptions of our universe"--
Assigning source
Provided by publisher
Cataloging source
OU/DLC
Dewey number
530.11
Index
index present
LC call number
QC173.59.S65
LC item number
M85 2016
Literary form
non fiction
Label
Now : the physics of time, Richard A. Muller
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Note
Includes index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The entangled enigma -- Einstein's childhood regression -- The leaping now -- Contradictions and paradoxes -- Lightspeed limit, lightspeed loophole -- Imaginary time -- To infinity and beyond -- An arrow of confusion -- Demystifying entropy -- Mystifying entropy -- Time explained -- Our unlikely universe -- The universe erupts -- The end of time -- Throwing entropy under the bus -- Alternative arrows -- A cat both dead and alive -- Tickling the quantum ghost -- Einstein is spooked -- Backward time travel observed -- Beyond physics -- Cogito ergo sum -- Free will -- The 4D Big Bang -- The meaning of now
Control code
19020459
Edition
First edition.
Extent
pages cm
Isbn
9780393285239
Lccn
2016012496
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(Sirsi) a1941850
Label
Now : the physics of time, Richard A. Muller
Publication
Copyright
Note
Includes index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The entangled enigma -- Einstein's childhood regression -- The leaping now -- Contradictions and paradoxes -- Lightspeed limit, lightspeed loophole -- Imaginary time -- To infinity and beyond -- An arrow of confusion -- Demystifying entropy -- Mystifying entropy -- Time explained -- Our unlikely universe -- The universe erupts -- The end of time -- Throwing entropy under the bus -- Alternative arrows -- A cat both dead and alive -- Tickling the quantum ghost -- Einstein is spooked -- Backward time travel observed -- Beyond physics -- Cogito ergo sum -- Free will -- The 4D Big Bang -- The meaning of now
Control code
19020459
Edition
First edition.
Extent
pages cm
Isbn
9780393285239
Lccn
2016012496
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(Sirsi) a1941850

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