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Warped Passages: Unravelling the Universe's Hidden Dimensions
 

Warped Passages: Unravelling the Universe's Hidden Dimensions (Hardback, illustrated edition)

By Randall, Lisa

Featuring extra dimensions, this book gives an introduction to developments in early twentieth century physics, particle physics and string theory, including branes, and addresses debates about relativity, quantum mechanics and gravity. It also allows the reader to understand the... read full description below.

ISBN 9780713996999
Published 6 June 2005 by Penguin
Format Hardback, illustrated edition
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Series Allen Lane Science
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ISBN-13 9780713996999
ISBN-10 0713996994
Stock Out of stock
Status Out of print
Publisher Penguin
Imprint Allen Lane
Publication Date 6 June 2005
Publication Country United Kingdom United Kingdom
Format Hardback, illustrated edition
Edition illustrated edition
Author(s) By Randall, Lisa
Series Allen Lane Science
Category Popular Science
Physics
Number of Pages 512
Dimensions Width: 162mm
Height: 236mm
Spine: 46mm
Weight 900g
Interest Age General Audience
Reading Age General Audience
NBS Text Popular Science
ONIX Text General/trade
Dewey Code 530.1
Catalogue Code Not specified

Description of this Book

Warped Passages is a book about extra dimensions. Incredibly readable - and illustrated throughtout - it allows the general reader to understand the questions that scientists are dealing with at the frontiers of research today. Lisa Randall gives an introduction to developments in early twentieth century physics, particle physics and string theory, including branes, and addresses current deabtes about relativity, quantum mechanics and gravity. She allows the reader to understand the kind of problems that extra dimensions might solve. And the kind of speculation that is needed to even imagine them. She also illustrates the questions that are still left wide open.

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Author's Bio

Lisa Randall is a leading theoretical physicist and expert on string theory and has had chairs at MIT and Harvard. She works on one of the main two competing models of string theory in the quest to explain the fabric of reality.

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