The Resource Knocking on heaven's door : how physics and scientific thinking illuminate the universe and the modern world, Lisa Randall, (electronic resource)

Knocking on heaven's door : how physics and scientific thinking illuminate the universe and the modern world, Lisa Randall, (electronic resource)

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Knocking on heaven's door : how physics and scientific thinking illuminate the universe and the modern world
Title
Knocking on heaven's door
Title remainder
how physics and scientific thinking illuminate the universe and the modern world
Statement of responsibility
Lisa Randall
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Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
The latest developments in physics have the potential to radically revise our understanding of the universe: its make-up, its evolution and the fundamental forces that determine its operation. This work is an overview of these developments and a defense of the role of science in our lives. The author, is an expert on both particle physics (the study of the smallest objects we know of) and cosmology (the study of the largest). In this book she recounts the progress in our understanding of the universe from Galileo and Newton to Einstein and Feynman; she explores how we decide which scientific questions to study and how we go about answering them; and she examines the role of risk, creativity, uncertainty, beauty and truth in scientific thinking. Throughout, she explains the latest ideas in physics and cosmology, including the aims of the biggest and most expensive machine ever built: the Large Hadron Collider, the enormous particle accelerator situated over a 100 metres below the French-Swiss border. More than 27 kilometres in circumference, it has within it the hottest spot in the galaxy as well as the coldest and features the most powerful supercomputer system of all time. This book makes clear the biggest scientific questions we face and reveals how answering them could ultimately tell us who we are and where we came from
Cataloging source
TEFOD
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Randall, Lisa
Dewey number
500
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
Q175.5
LC item number
.R365 2011eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Science
  • Physics
  • SCIENCE / Physics
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Knocking on heaven's door : how physics and scientific thinking illuminate the universe and the modern world, Lisa Randall, (electronic resource)
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http://sfpl.lib.overdrive.com/ContentDetails.htm?ID=394B5EFC-BE40-496F-813D-7C0C5DB662F0
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Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [420]-425) and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Scaling Reality. What's so small to you is so large to me ; Unlocking secrets ; Living in a material world ; Looking for answers -- Scaling Matter. The magical mystery tour ; "Seeing" is believing ; The edge of the universe -- Machinery, Measurements, and Probability. One ring to rule them all ; The return of the ring ; Black holes that will devour the world ; Risky business ; Measurement and uncertainty ; The CMS and ATLAS experiments ; Identifying particles -- Modeling, Predicting, and Anticipating Results. Truth, beauty, and other scientific misconceptions ; The Higgs boson ; The world's next top model ; Bottom-up versus top-down -- Scaling the Universe. Inside out ; What's so large to you is so small to me ; Visitors from the dark side -- Roundup. Think globally and act locally
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unknown
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
1 online resource (xxi, 442 p.)
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unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780062096890
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(electronic bk.)
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unknown
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computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
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ill.
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not applicable
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unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)773581388
Label
Knocking on heaven's door : how physics and scientific thinking illuminate the universe and the modern world, Lisa Randall, (electronic resource)
Link
http://sfpl.lib.overdrive.com/ContentDetails.htm?ID=394B5EFC-BE40-496F-813D-7C0C5DB662F0
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [420]-425) and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Scaling Reality. What's so small to you is so large to me ; Unlocking secrets ; Living in a material world ; Looking for answers -- Scaling Matter. The magical mystery tour ; "Seeing" is believing ; The edge of the universe -- Machinery, Measurements, and Probability. One ring to rule them all ; The return of the ring ; Black holes that will devour the world ; Risky business ; Measurement and uncertainty ; The CMS and ATLAS experiments ; Identifying particles -- Modeling, Predicting, and Anticipating Results. Truth, beauty, and other scientific misconceptions ; The Higgs boson ; The world's next top model ; Bottom-up versus top-down -- Scaling the Universe. Inside out ; What's so large to you is so small to me ; Visitors from the dark side -- Roundup. Think globally and act locally
Dimensions
unknown
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
1 online resource (xxi, 442 p.)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780062096890
Isbn Type
(electronic bk.)
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
ill.
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)773581388

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