The Red Limit

Author: Timothy Ferris

Publisher:

ISBN: OCLC:51233809

Category: Cosmology

Page: 286

View: 740

Download →

Posted in:

The Red Limit

Reviews the major discoveries in astronomy and cosmology in the twentieth century and recounts the work of the men and women responsible for those discoveries

Author: Timothy Ferris

Publisher: William Morrow & Company

ISBN: UOM:39015017184527

Category: Science

Page: 287

View: 506

Download →

Reviews the major discoveries in astronomy and cosmology in the twentieth century and recounts the work of the men and women responsible for those discoveries
Posted in:

The Red Limit

Author: Timothy Ferris

Publisher:

ISBN: LCCN:76005497

Category:

Page: 287

View: 382

Download →

Posted in:

NASA EP

The Red Limit : The Search for the Edge of the Universe . 1977. ( A ) Golden , Frederic . Quasars , Pulsars and Black Holes : A Scientific Detective Story . 1976. ( S & A ) Gribbin , John . Our Changing Universe : The New Astronomy .

Author: United States. National Aeronautics and Space Administration

Publisher:

ISBN: STANFORD:36105113793066

Category: Astronautics

Page:

View: 143

Download →

Posted in:

The Big Bang

The red limit : the search for the edge of the universe , Timothy Ferris , Corgi , 1979 . Black holes and warped spacetime , William J. Kauffmann , Bantam , 1980 . From atoms to quarks : an introduction to the strange world of particle ...

Author: David M. Harland

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 1852337133

Category: Science

Page: 262

View: 898

Download →

The first up-to-date book written for the popular enthusiast market which describes the development of modern particle physics and its importance in improving our understanding of the origin and evolution of the Universe.
Posted in:

Reflections on a Surprising Universe

From Eternity to Here: The Quest for the Ultimate Theory of Time. Dutton 2010 Collier, Peter. A Most Incomprehensible Thing: Notes Towards a ... The Red Limit: The Search for the Edge of the Universe. Perennial 1997 Ferris, Timothy.

Author: Richard Conrad Dieter

Publisher: John Hunt Publishing

ISBN: 9781789042030

Category: Science

Page: 177

View: 519

Download →

Reflections on a Surprising Universe takes the reader beyond the headlines of the latest scientific breakthroughs, translating complicated topics into an understandable narrative. It covers a wide array of scientific developments in clear and concise language sharing a sense of wonder felt by the author about the universe we find ourselves in. The book covers such developments as the size and expansion of the universe, black holes, gravitational waves, the relativity of spacetime, the multiverse, exoplanets and the possibility of extraterrestrial life, DNA, fundamental particles, quantum mechanics and quantum computers, all in an accessible narrative. Do you feel a sense of excitement and awe in learning about both the vastness and intricacies of the world around you? Then let Richard Dieter guide you through the unique synthesis of recent scientific discoveries and what they reveal about us.
Posted in:

Biographical Encyclopedia of Astronomers

In Search of Planet Vulcan: The Ghost in Newton's Clockwork Universe. Plenum Press, 1997. ... Crowe, Michael J. Modern Theories of the Universefrom Herschel to Hubble. ... The Red Limit: The Search for the Edge of the Universe.

Author: Virginia Trimble

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9780387304007

Category: Science

Page: 1341

View: 988

Download →

The Biographical Encyclopedia of Astronomers is a unique and valuable resource for historians and astronomers alike. The two volumes include approximately 1550 biographical sketches on astronomers from antiquity to modern times. It is the collective work of about 400 authors edited by an editorial board of 9 historians and astronomers, and provides additional details on the nature of an entry and some summary statistics on the content of entries. This new reference provides biographical information on astronomers and cosmologists by utilizing contemporary historical scholarship. Individual entries vary from 100 to 1500 words, including the likes of the superluminaries such as Newton and Einstein, as well as lesser-known astronomers like Galileo’s acolyte, Mario Guiducci. A comprehensive contributor index helps researchers to identify the authors of important scientific topics and treatises.
Posted in:

The Cosmic Web

The differential, dy/dx, is defined as the limit, as Ax apISfor a good general description of how the "Big Bang" theory was developed and confirmed, see Timothy Ferris, The Red Limit: The Search for the Edge of the Universe (New York: ...

Author: N. Katherine Hayles

Publisher: Cornell University Press

ISBN: 9781501722974

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 210

View: 121

Download →

From the central concept of the field—which depicts the world as a mutually interactive whole, with each part connected to every other part by an underlying field— have come models as diverse as quantum mathematics and Saussure’s theory of language. In The Cosmic Web, N. Katherine Hayles seeks to establish the scope of the field concept and to assess its importance for contemporary thought. She then explores the literary strategies that are attributable directly or indirectly to the new paradigm; among the texts at which she looks closely are Robert Pirsig’s Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance, Nabokov’s Ada, D. H. Lawrence’s early novels and essays, Borges’s fiction, and Thomas Pynchon’s Gravity’s Rainbow.
Posted in:

To Infinity and Beyond

Timothy Ferris , To the Red Limit : The Search for the Edge of the Universe , Bantam Books , New York , 1979. A popular account of black holes , quasars , and the expanding universe , with a fascinating portrait of the scientists behind ...

Author: Eli Maor

Publisher: Princeton University Press

ISBN: 9780691178110

Category: Mathematics

Page: 304

View: 117

Download →

Eli Maor examines the role of infinity in mathematics and geometry and its cultural impact on the arts and sciences. He evokes the profound intellectual impact the infinite has exercised on the human mind, from the "horror infiniti" of the Greeks to the works of M.C. Escher; from the ornamental designs of the Moslems, to the sage Giordano Bruno, whose belief in an infinite universe led to his death at the hands of the Inquisition. But above all, the book describes the mathematician's fascination with infinity, a fascination mingled with puzzlement. "Maor explores the idea of infinity in mathematics and in art and argues that this is the point of contact between the two, best exemplified by the work of the Dutch artist M.C. Escher, six of whose works are shown here in beautiful color plates."--Los Angeles Times "[Eli Maor's] enthusiasm for the topic carries the reader through a rich panorama." Choice "Fascinating and enjoyable.... places the ideas of infinity in a cultural context and shows how they have been espoused and molded by mathematics."-Science.
Posted in:

The True Story of Modern Cosmology

Discovering the Expanding Universe. Cambridge University Press; Ferris, T. 1977. The Red Limit: The Search for the Edge of the Universe. Bantam Books. 93. O'Raifeartaigh, C. 2018. Investigating the Legend of Einstein's “Biggest Blunder” ...

Author: Emilio Elizalde

Publisher: Springer Nature

ISBN: 9783030806545

Category: Science

Page: 280

View: 411

Download →

This book tells the story of how, over the past century, dedicated observers and pioneering scientists achieved our current understanding of the universe. It was in antiquity that humankind first attempted to explain the universe often with the help of myths and legends. This book, however, focuses on the time when cosmology finally became a true science. As the reader will learn, this was a slow process, extending over a large part of the 20th century and involving many astronomers, cosmologists and theoretical physicists. The book explains how empirical astronomical data (e.g., Leavitt, Slipher and Hubble) were reconciled with Einstein's general relativity; a challenge which finally led Friedmann, De Sitter and Lemaître, and eventually Einstein himself, to a consistent understanding of the observational results. The reader will realize the extraordinary implications of these achievements and how deeply they changed our vision of the cosmos: From being small, static, immutable and eternal, it became vast and dynamical - originating from (almost) nothing, and yet now, nearly 14 billion years later, undergoing accelerated expansion. But, as always happens, as well as precious knowledge, new mysteries have also been created where previously absolute certainty had reigned.
Posted in: