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The Resource From quarks to black holes : interviewing the universe, Richard T. Hammond

From quarks to black holes : interviewing the universe, Richard T. Hammond

Label
From quarks to black holes : interviewing the universe
Title
From quarks to black holes
Title remainder
interviewing the universe
Statement of responsibility
Richard T. Hammond
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
This book presents a series of delightful interviews in which natural objects such as an electron, a black hole, a galaxy, and even the vacuum itself, reveal their innermost secrets - not only what they are but also how they feel. A hydrogen atom tells us about quantum mechanics and why we live in a non-deterministic world; a black hole explains curved space and naked singularities; and a uranium atom talks of its life on a meteor, its tremendous collision with Earth, and properties of radioactivity - all while grappling with its own mortality. A neutron star gives a personal account of its creation and goes on to discuss quasars and other extraordinary astronomical objects, while an iron atom describes its birth in a remote supernova explosion and its series of adventures on Earth, from its early use in wrought iron processes to its time in a human body, and then to its latest misadventures. The book discusses many fundamental issues in physics and, at times, examines the philosophical and moral issues of society. For example, the interview with the quark reveals the nature of color gauge symmetry, which is interwoven with a discussion on truth and beauty, and shows how these concepts play an integral part in physics and nature, while the uranium atom expresses its horror of the development and use of the atomic bomb
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Hammond, Richard T
Dewey number
530
Index
no index present
LC call number
QC24.5
LC item number
.H36 2001eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Physics
  • SCIENCE
  • SCIENCE
  • SCIENCE
  • Physics
  • Kosmologie
Label
From quarks to black holes : interviewing the universe, Richard T. Hammond
Instantiates
Publication
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
0.1. Interview with a carbon atom -- 0.2. Interview with an electron -- 0.3. Interview with Jupiter -- 0.4. Interview with a black hole -- 0.5. Interview with a uranium atom -- 0.6. Interview with a fermion and a boson -- 0.7. Interview with a star -- 0.8. Interview with a Wimp -- 0.9. Interview with a comet -- 0.10. Interview with a spiral galaxy -- Interview with a neutrino -- 0.12. Interview with a hydrogen atom -- 0.13. Interview with a neutron -- 0.14. Interview with a quark -- 0.15. Interview with a tachyon -- 0.16. Interview with a quasar -- 0.17. Interview with antimatter -- 0.18. Interview with iron -- 0.19. Interview with a muon -- 0.20. Interview with a neutron star -- 0.21. Interview with a string -- 0.22. Interview with vacuum
Control code
53012155
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xiii, 174 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9789812386526
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)53012155
Label
From quarks to black holes : interviewing the universe, Richard T. Hammond
Publication
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
0.1. Interview with a carbon atom -- 0.2. Interview with an electron -- 0.3. Interview with Jupiter -- 0.4. Interview with a black hole -- 0.5. Interview with a uranium atom -- 0.6. Interview with a fermion and a boson -- 0.7. Interview with a star -- 0.8. Interview with a Wimp -- 0.9. Interview with a comet -- 0.10. Interview with a spiral galaxy -- Interview with a neutrino -- 0.12. Interview with a hydrogen atom -- 0.13. Interview with a neutron -- 0.14. Interview with a quark -- 0.15. Interview with a tachyon -- 0.16. Interview with a quasar -- 0.17. Interview with antimatter -- 0.18. Interview with iron -- 0.19. Interview with a muon -- 0.20. Interview with a neutron star -- 0.21. Interview with a string -- 0.22. Interview with vacuum
Control code
53012155
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xiii, 174 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9789812386526
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)53012155

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