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Bigger Bang

Bigger Bang - 02 edition

Bigger Bang - 02 edition

ISBN13: 9780521012737

ISBN10: 0521012732

Bigger Bang by James E. Lidsey - ISBN 9780521012737
Edition: 02
Copyright: 2002
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Published: 2002
International: No
Bigger Bang by James E. Lidsey - ISBN 9780521012737

ISBN13: 9780521012737

ISBN10: 0521012732

Edition: 02

Summary

James Lidsey deftly steers us along a journey back in time to the very origin of the universe. We are introduced to the fascinating ideas scientists are currently developing to explain what happened in the first billion, billion, billion, billionth of a second--the 'inflationary' epoch. Along the way Lidsey reviews the latest ideas on superstrings, parallel universes, and the ultimate fate of our universe. Lucid analogies, clear and concise prose, and straight-forward language make this book a delight to read. James E. Lidsey holds a Royal Society University Fellowship at Queen Mary and Westfield College. He has been awarded the Valerie Myerscough Prize in Physics, Mathematics and Astronomy as a doctoral student. He was later honored by the Gravity Research the Fifth Prize and named one of the 100 people most likely to play an influential role over the next decade by the Sunday Times.

Table of Contents

Table of Contents

1. The structure of the universe
2. Why does the sun shine?
3. The expansion of the universe
4. Space, time and gravity
5. Particles and forces
6. Grand unification, higher dimensions and superstrings
7. The Big Bang
8. Beyond the Big Bang
9. The inflating universe
10. The eternal universe
11. Black holes
12. The birth of the universe.

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