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The Resource The great beyond : higher dimensions, parallel universes and the extraordinary search for a theory of everything, Paul Halpern

The great beyond : higher dimensions, parallel universes and the extraordinary search for a theory of everything, Paul Halpern

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The great beyond : higher dimensions, parallel universes and the extraordinary search for a theory of everything
Title
The great beyond
Title remainder
higher dimensions, parallel universes and the extraordinary search for a theory of everything
Statement of responsibility
Paul Halpern
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Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"It is among the most elegant, radical, and tantalizing theories ever to be fashioned by the keen lathe of mathematical insight. For the better part of two centuries, the notion of higher dimensions beyond space and time has fueled the imaginations of scientists, writers, occultists, and more than a few con artists." "In The Great Beyond, physicist, mathematician, and author Paul Halpern presents a comprehensive history of the foundations and development of this unfathomable yet irresistible construct. He traces the influence of multidimensional theory on science and society, profiling dozens of brilliant, idiosyncratic thinkers whose labors and insights have advanced, expanded, and popularized the theory. Readers will meet the mathematician who believed that geometry could explain the entire universe, the headmaster who imagined life in two dimensions, and the two theorists who independently discovered the "miracle" that forms the foundation of all modern multidimensional concepts." "The Great Beyond will delight and astonish readers seeking a deeper appreciation of the most profound and controversial questions that confront modern science."--Jacket
Cataloging source
DLC
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1961-
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Halpern, Paul
Dewey number
530/.01
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
QC6
LC item number
.H273 2004
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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  • Physics
  • Relativity (Physics)
  • Particles (Nuclear physics)
  • Cosmology
  • Physique
  • Relativité (Physique)
  • Particules (Physique nucléaire)
  • Cosmologie
  • Cosmology
  • Particles (Nuclear physics)
  • Physics
  • Relativity (Physics)
  • Kosmologie
  • Astrofysica
  • Unificatietheorie
  • Relativiteitstheorie
  • Hyperruimten
  • Filosofische aspecten
  • Physique
  • Relativité (physique)
  • Physique nucléaire
  • Cosmologie
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The great beyond : higher dimensions, parallel universes and the extraordinary search for a theory of everything, Paul Halpern
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 314-318) 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
Introduction: the Kaluza-Klein miracle -- The power of geometry -- Visions of hyperspace -- The physicist's stone: uniting electricity, magnetism and light -- Getting gravity in shape -- Striking the fifth chord: Kaluza's remarkable discovery -- Klein's quantum odyssey -- Einstein's dilemma -- Truth under exile: theorizing at Princeton -- Brave new world: seeking unity in an age of conflict -- Gauging the weak and the strong -- Hyperspace packages tied up in strings -- Brane worlds and parallel universes -- Conclusion: Extra-dimensional perception
Control code
ocm54611230
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
x, 326 pages
Isbn
9780471741497
Lccn
2004004687
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (Sirsi) o54611230
  • (OCoLC)54611230
Label
The great beyond : higher dimensions, parallel universes and the extraordinary search for a theory of everything, Paul Halpern
Link
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 314-318) 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
Introduction: the Kaluza-Klein miracle -- The power of geometry -- Visions of hyperspace -- The physicist's stone: uniting electricity, magnetism and light -- Getting gravity in shape -- Striking the fifth chord: Kaluza's remarkable discovery -- Klein's quantum odyssey -- Einstein's dilemma -- Truth under exile: theorizing at Princeton -- Brave new world: seeking unity in an age of conflict -- Gauging the weak and the strong -- Hyperspace packages tied up in strings -- Brane worlds and parallel universes -- Conclusion: Extra-dimensional perception
Control code
ocm54611230
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
x, 326 pages
Isbn
9780471741497
Lccn
2004004687
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (Sirsi) o54611230
  • (OCoLC)54611230

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