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The Resource Gravity : how the weakest force in the universe shaped our lives, Brian Clegg

Gravity : how the weakest force in the universe shaped our lives, Brian Clegg

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Gravity : how the weakest force in the universe shaped our lives
Title
Gravity
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how the weakest force in the universe shaped our lives
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Brian Clegg
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Language
eng
Summary
"Physicists will tell you that four forces control the universe. Of these, gravity may the most obvious, but it is also the most mysterious. Newton managed to predict the force of gravity but couldn't explain how it worked at a distance. Einstein picked up on the simple premise that gravity and acceleration are interchangeable to devise his mind-bending general relativity, showing how matter warps space and time. Not only did this explain how gravity worked - and how apparently simple gravitation has four separate components - but it predicted everything from black holes to gravity's effect on time. Whether it's the reality of anti-gravity or the unexpected discovery that a ball and a laser beam drop at the same rate, gravity is the force that fascinates"--
Summary
"Physicists will tell you that four forces control the universe. Of these, gravity may the most obvious, but it is also the most mysterious. Newton managed to predict the force of gravity but couldn't explain how it worked at a distance. Einstein picked up on the simple premise that gravity and acceleration are interchangeable to devise his mind-bending general relativity, showing how matter warps space and time. Not only did this explain how gravity worked - and how apparently simple gravitation has four separate components - but it predicted everything from black holes to gravity's effect on time. Whether it's the reality of anti-gravity or the unexpected discovery that a ball and a laser beam drop at the same rate, gravity is the force that fascinates"--
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10116054
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Clegg, Brian
Dewey number
539.7/54
Index
index present
Intended audience
1270
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1270
Literary form
non fiction
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bibliography
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  • Gravity
  • Gravitation
  • General relativity (Physics)
  • SCIENCE / Gravity
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adult
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how the weakest force in the universe shaped our lives
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Gravity : how the weakest force in the universe shaped our lives, Brian Clegg
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http://www.netread.com/jcusers2/bk1388/298/9780312616298/image/lgcover.9780312616298.jpg
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographic references (pages [287] - 306) and index
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volume
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nc
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rdacarrier
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text
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txt
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Contents
What goes up -- A natural tendency -- Gravity falters -- And yet it moves -- Action at a distance and other gravitational mysteries -- Warping the universe -- Einstein's masterpiece -- One of four -- Enter the quantum -- Particles and waves in the ether -- Cavorite returns -- Center of attraction
Control code
19729863
Dimensions
22 cm
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
322 pages
Isbn
9780312616298
Isbn Type
(hardback)
Lccn
2012009439
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unmediated
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rdamedia
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n
Label
Gravity : how the weakest force in the universe shaped our lives, Brian Clegg
Link
http://www.netread.com/jcusers2/bk1388/298/9780312616298/image/lgcover.9780312616298.jpg
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographic references (pages [287] - 306) and index
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volume
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nc
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rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
What goes up -- A natural tendency -- Gravity falters -- And yet it moves -- Action at a distance and other gravitational mysteries -- Warping the universe -- Einstein's masterpiece -- One of four -- Enter the quantum -- Particles and waves in the ether -- Cavorite returns -- Center of attraction
Control code
19729863
Dimensions
22 cm
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
322 pages
Isbn
9780312616298
Isbn Type
(hardback)
Lccn
2012009439
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n

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