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On Gravity : A Brief Tour of a Weighty Subject - by A. Zee (Hardcover)

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A brief introduction to gravity through Einstein’s general theory of relativity

Of the four fundamental forces of nature, gravity might be the least understood and yet the one with which we are most intimate. From the months each of us spent suspended in the womb anticipating birth to the moments when we wait for sleep to transport us to other realities, we are always aware of gravity. In On Gravity, physicist A. Zee combines profound depth with incisive accessibility to take us on an original and compelling tour of Einstein's general theory of relativity.Â

Inspired by Einstein's audacious suggestion that spacetime could ripple, Zee begins with the stunning discovery of gravity waves. He goes on to explain how gravity can be understood in comparison to other classical field theories, presents the idea of curved spacetime and the action principle, and explores cutting-edge topics, including black holes and Hawking radiation. Zee travels as far as the theory reaches, leaving us with tantalizing hints of the utterly unknown, from the intransigence of quantum gravity to the mysteries of dark matter and energy.

Concise and precise, and infused with Zee's signature warmth and freshness of style, On Gravity opens a unique pathway to comprehending relativity and gaining deep insight into gravity, spacetime, and the workings of the universe.

Number of Pages: 181 p. ;
Genre: Science
Sub-Genre: Gravity, Physics
Format: Hardcover
Publisher: Princeton Univ Pr
Book theme: Quantum Theory, Relativity
Author: A. Zee
Language: English
Street Date: April 24, 2018
TCIN: 53362620
UPC: 9780691174389
Item Number (DPCI): 248-66-7890
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