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The Resource Seven brief lessons on physics, Carlo Rovelli ; translated by Simon Carnell and Erica Segre

Seven brief lessons on physics, Carlo Rovelli ; translated by Simon Carnell and Erica Segre

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Seven brief lessons on physics
Title
Seven brief lessons on physics
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Carlo Rovelli ; translated by Simon Carnell and Erica Segre
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7 brief lessons on physics
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  • eng
  • ita
  • eng
Summary
  • An introduction to modern physics by a founder of the loop quantum gravity theory shares seven succinct lessons on topics ranging from general relativity and quantum mechanics to elementary particles and black holes
  • "Seven Brief Lessons on Physics" is a book about the joy of discovery. Carlo Rovelli brings a playful, entertaining, and mind-bending introduction to modern physics, offering surprising and surprisingly easy to grasp explanations of Einstein's general relativity, quantum mechanics, elementary particles, gravity, black holes, the complex architecture of the universe, and the role humans play in this weird and wonderful world. He takes us to the frontiers of our knowledge: to the most minute reaches of the fabric of space, back to the origins of the cosmos, and into the workings of our minds. Here, on the edge of what we know, in contact with the ocean of the unknown, shines the mystery and the beauty of the world, Rovelli writes. And it's breathtaking."
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A introduction to modern physics by a founder of the loop quantum gravity theory shares seven succinct lessons on topics ranging from general relativity and quantum mechanics to elementary particles and black holes. An international best-seller
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AZZPT
Dewey number
530
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
QC24.5
LC item number
.R68313 2016
Literary form
non fiction
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adult
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Seven brief lessons on physics, Carlo Rovelli ; translated by Simon Carnell and Erica Segre
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  • Translation from the Italian of: Sette brevi lezioni di fisica
  • "English translation published in Great Britain by Allen Lane, an imprint of Penguin Random House UK"--Title page verso
  • Includes index
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volume
Carrier category code
nc
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rdacarrier
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text
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txt
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rdacontent
Contents
The most beautiful of theories -- Quanta -- The architecture of the cosmos -- Particles -- Grains of space -- Probability, time, and the heat of black holes -- Ourselves
Control code
20483408
Dimensions
20 cm
Edition
First American edition.
Extent
86 pages
Isbn
9780399184413
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unmediated
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rdamedia
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n
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illustrations
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  • (OCoLC)ocn933728535
  • (OCoLC)933728535
Label
Seven brief lessons on physics, Carlo Rovelli ; translated by Simon Carnell and Erica Segre
Publication
Copyright
Note
  • Translation from the Italian of: Sette brevi lezioni di fisica
  • "English translation published in Great Britain by Allen Lane, an imprint of Penguin Random House UK"--Title page verso
  • Includes index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The most beautiful of theories -- Quanta -- The architecture of the cosmos -- Particles -- Grains of space -- Probability, time, and the heat of black holes -- Ourselves
Control code
20483408
Dimensions
20 cm
Edition
First American edition.
Extent
86 pages
Isbn
9780399184413
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocn933728535
  • (OCoLC)933728535

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