The Resource Black hole : how an idea abandoned by Newtonians, hated by Einstein, and gambled on by Hawking became loved, Marcia Bartusiak

Black hole : how an idea abandoned by Newtonians, hated by Einstein, and gambled on by Hawking became loved, Marcia Bartusiak

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Black hole : how an idea abandoned by Newtonians, hated by Einstein, and gambled on by Hawking became loved
Title
Black hole
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how an idea abandoned by Newtonians, hated by Einstein, and gambled on by Hawking became loved
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Marcia Bartusiak
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Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"For more than hall a century, physicists and astronomers engaged in heated dispute over the possibility of black holes in the universe. The weirdly alien notion of a space-time abyss from which nothing escapes--not even light--seemed to confound all logic. This engrossing book tells the story of the fierce black hole debates and the contributions of Einstein and Hawking and other leading thinkers who completely altered our view of the universe. Renowned science writer Marcia Bartusiak shows how the black hole helped revive Einstein's greatest achievement, the general theory of relativity, alter decades during which it had been pushed into the shadows. Not until astronomers discovered such surprising new phenomena as neutron stars and black holes did the once-sedate universe transform into an Einsteinian cosmos, filled with sources of titanic energy that can be understood only in the light of relativity. This book celebrates the hundredth anniversary of general relativity, uncovers how the black hole really got its name, and recounts the scientists' frustrating, exhilarating, and at times humorous battles over the acceptance of one of history's most dazzling ideas."--Book jacket
Title
Black hole
Creator
Summary
Using the research of Newton, Einstein, and Hawking, the history of the long-debated existence of black holes is explored
Subject
Genre
Writing style
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10414168
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
523.8/875
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
QB843.B55
LC item number
B37 2015
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Target audience
adult
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how an idea abandoned by Newtonians, hated by Einstein, and gambled on by Hawking became loved
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how an idea abandoned by Newtonians, hated by Einstein, and gambled on by Hawking became loved
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Marcia Bartusiak
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Black hole : how an idea abandoned by Newtonians, hated by Einstein, and gambled on by Hawking became loved, Marcia Bartusiak
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Includes bibliographical references (pages 209-223) and index
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Contents
It is therefore possible that the largest luminous bodies in the universe may be invisible -- Newton, forgive me -- One would then find oneself . . . in a geometrical fairyland -- There should be a law of nature to prevent a star from behaving in this absurd way! -- I'll show those bastards -- Only its gravitational field persists -- I could not have picked a more exciting time in which to become a physicist -- It was the weirdest spectrum I'd ever seen -- Why don't you call it a black hole? -- Medieval torture rack -- Whereas Stephen Hawking has such a large investment in general relativity and black holes and desires an insurance policy -- Black holes ain't so black
Control code
20387347
Dimensions
22 cm
Extent
xii, 237 pages
Isbn
9780300210859
Isbn Type
(clothbound : alk. paper)
Lccn
2014038950
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
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illustrations
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20387347
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocn892620522
  • (OCoLC)892620522

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