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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"--
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Provided by publisher
Cataloging source
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http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Muller, R.
Dewey number
530.11
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
QC173.59.S65
LC item number
M85 2016
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Space and time
  • Entropy
  • Physics
  • SCIENCE
  • PHILOSOPHY
  • SCIENCE
  • Entropy
  • Physics
  • Space and time
  • SCIENCE / Time
  • PHILOSOPHY / Free Will & Determinism
  • SCIENCE / Physics / General
  • Space and time
  • Physics
Label
Now : the physics of time, Richard A. Muller
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and 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
Part I: Amazing time. The entangled enigma ; Einstein's childhood regression ; The leaping now ; Contradictions and paradoxes ; Lightspeed limit, lightspeed loophole ; Imaginary time ; To infinity and beyond -- Part II: Broken arrow. 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 -- Part III: Spooky physics. A cat both dead and alive ; Tickling the quantum ghost ; Einstein is spooked ; Backward time travel observed -- Part IV: Physics and reality. Beyond physics ; Cogito ergo sum ; Free will -- Part V: Now. The 4D Big Bang ; The meaning of now
Control code
ocn937452530
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
364 pages
Isbn
9780393285239
Lccn
2016012496
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other control number
40026429884
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9780393285239
  • (OCoLC)937452530
Label
Now : the physics of time, Richard A. Muller
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and 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
Part I: Amazing time. The entangled enigma ; Einstein's childhood regression ; The leaping now ; Contradictions and paradoxes ; Lightspeed limit, lightspeed loophole ; Imaginary time ; To infinity and beyond -- Part II: Broken arrow. 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 -- Part III: Spooky physics. A cat both dead and alive ; Tickling the quantum ghost ; Einstein is spooked ; Backward time travel observed -- Part IV: Physics and reality. Beyond physics ; Cogito ergo sum ; Free will -- Part V: Now. The 4D Big Bang ; The meaning of now
Control code
ocn937452530
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
364 pages
Isbn
9780393285239
Lccn
2016012496
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other control number
40026429884
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9780393285239
  • (OCoLC)937452530

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