The universe in the rearview mirror : how hidden symmetries shape reality by Goldberg, Dave, 1974-

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The "Ask a Physicist" columnist for io9.com explains how space, time, and everything in between are shaped by hidden symmetries that have driven recent discoveries about the universe.

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  • Published: New York, New York, USA : Dutton, 2013
  • ISBN: 9780525953661 (hbk.), 0525953663 (hbk.)
  • Format: Book
  • Language: English
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  • Physical Description: xxii, 330 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
  • Bibliography: Includes bibliographical references (pages 299-315) and index.
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Table of Contents

  1. In which I set everything up, so it's probably best not to skip ahead
  2. Antimatter : in which we learn why there is something rather than nothing
  3. Entropy : in which we explore where time comes from or whether it just is
  4. The cosmological principle : in which we learn why it is dark at night
  5. Emmy Noether : in which we determine what symmetry really means
  6. Relativity : in which we fail to build an intergalactic ansible
  7. Gravity : in which we learn why black holes don't last forever
  8. Replacement : in which we consider the design specifications for a teleportation device
  9. Spin : in which we investigate why you aren't a sentient cloud of helium and what a spoonful of neutron star would do to you
  10. Higgs : in which we explore the origin of mass and why physics isn't stamp collecting
  11. Hidden symmetries : in which objects in the mirror are closer than they appear
  12. Appendix
  13. Roadside attraction 1. The particle zoo
  14. Roadside attraction 2. A side of symmetrie.

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