Black Holes, Wormholes and Time Machines is a book by physicist Jim Al-Khalili, published in Al-Khalili talks about a range of modern science topics. Black Holes, Wormholes and Time Machines (2nd edition), by Jim Al-Khalili. Article in Contemporary Physics 53(4) · July with 31 Reads. Black Holes, Wormholes and Time Machines, 2nd edition, by Jim Al-Khalili, Boca Raton, CRC Press, , pp xxii + pp., £
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Black Holes, Wormholes and Time Machines
For Instructors Request Inspection Copy. Bringing the material up to date, Black Holes, Wormholes and Time Machines, Second Edition captures the new ideas and discoveries made in physics since the publication of the best-selling first edition.
While retaining the popular format and style of its predecessor, this edition explores the latest developments in high-energy astroparticle physics and Big Bang cosmology.
The book continues to make the ideas and theories of modern physics easily understood by anyonefrom researchers to students to general science enthusiasts. Taking you on a journey through space and time, author Jim Al-Khalili covers some of the most fascinating topics in physics today, including:. Professor Al-Khalili explains often complex scientific concepts in simple, nontechnical terms and imparts an appreciation of the cosmos, helping you see how time traveling may not be so far-fetched after all.
The Universe The night sky How big is the Universe? The edge of space A closed universe An open universe What shape is the Universe then? Why is it dark at night? Before the Big Bang? Black Holes More to light than meets the eye! Invisible stars Beyond the horizon A hole that can never be filled Spinning black holes Falling into a black hole To see a black hole Not so black after all White holes.
The first moment Does time flow?
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Something called entropy Arrows of time Stephen Hawking gets it wrong A possible solution. The two faces of light Thought experiments and brain-teasers Slowing down time Shrinking distances Light—the world speed record When time runs backwards Little green men Fast-forward to the future Spacetime—the future is out there Gravitational times.
Parallel universes Where are all the time travelers? What Do We Know? The mother of all theories The end of theoretical physics What might new experiments tell us? Astronomy versus astrology The fascination of science. Jim Al-Khalili is a professor of physics at the University of Surrey. While still an active researcher in theoretical physics, Dr.
Al-Khalili has become a well-known science communicator in the UK, with regular appearances on television and radio science documentaries.
It is very desirable to have a book available that explores the relevant physics issues from a straight and sober scientific standpoint. The explanations are up to date and the author knows machlnes to provide honest accounts of his holez subject matter … A good virtue of the book is that it successfully distinguishes between truth and fiction. The presentation is quite thorough while being very much at a popular level, with almost no mathematics, some nice illustrations, and plenty of jokes.
I was fascinated to learn that the entire area of wormholes, first developed by Kip Thorne, was initially prompted by Carl Sagan, who wanted to have some kind of plausible scientific basis for his novel Contact.
It can be strongly recommended to teenagers and to anyone who wants a non-technical account of some very topical areas of modern physics. Quite a lot of important details are included and discussed, giving an extremely good up-to-date overview of the subject matter. These are topics where it is often hard to get information that is both reliable and understandable. Al-Khalili has once again done everyone a good turn in providing it. Bussey, Contemporary PhysicsJune Praise for the First Edition: The pace of the znd as the ever more complex theories unfold is well handled.
Jim Al-Khalili uses layman’s language to his credit. The author’s explanations are unusually clear, and he writes at a simple level without being patronizing or slow-paced.
The tone is consistently good-humored, almost playful at times. I don’t know of another nearly as good and I’ve read a lot of them. But more than telling you about time, what makes this book al-kalili is that it conveys a wonderful sense of the beautiful excitement of scientific ideas.
BOOK REVIEW: Black Holes, Wormholes & Time Machines
Blair, University of Western Australia, The Physicist Jim Al-Khalili’s [book] is another of the many books about the wonders of the Universe and what we know about them. But with a difference, though.
Enthusiasm to make everything understandable to the most untutored comes from every page. It’s successful, it’s humorous, and it’s up to date. A great crib for furtive, refreshing use. Also, the history of these subjects is described, and a valuable list of references, including both popular and advanced levels, is attached … the book contains several nice figures to help understanding properties of relativity theory.
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Summary Bringing the material up to date, Black Holes, Wormholes and Time Machines, Second Edition captures the new ideas and discoveries made in physics since the publication of the best-selling first wormholfs. Taking you on a journey through space and time, author Jim Al-Khalili covers some of the most fascinating topics in physics today, including: Black holes Space warps The Big Bang Time travel Wormholes Parallel universes Professor Al-Khalili explains often complex scientific concepts in simple, nontechnical terms and imparts an appreciation of the cosmos, helping you see how time traveling may not be so far-fetched after all.
Summary Black Holes More to light than meets the eye! Reviews It is very desirable to have a book al-khallili that explores the relevant physics issues from a straight and sober scientific standpoint.
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