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Einstein's Universe : Gravity at Work and Play

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In his conversational style, Anthony Zee examines the nature of gravity and its role in our universe. Zee starts from a birthday gift that Albert Einstein received on his seventy-sixth birthday that worked on the main principle in his theory of gravity. From there Zee leads the reader through the implications of Einstein's theory and its influence on modern physics. Einstein's Universe in a witty and accessible style also examines how the theory of gravity has shaped our understanding of how the universe began, the development of stars and galaxies, and the nature of space itself. The new Oxford edition will include a new afterword by the author that will bring the subject matter up to date.show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 320 pages
  • 149.86 x 226.06 x 20.32mm | 453.59g
  • Oxford University Press Inc
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • Reprint
  • numerous line figures
  • 0195142853
  • 9780195142853
  • 546,148

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"An extraordinary writer: playful, inspired, and brilliant."--Publishers Weekly"Zee writes with wry, poetic humor.... It's as if he is conducting an easygoing conversation with his audience...a scientist who can clearly evoke the imagery hidden within a mathematical equation, treating some rather formidable material with enthusiasm and delight."--The New York Times"A brash, breezy, and authoritative discussion...a fascinating book."--The Washington Post"Through his engaging, conversational style, Zee...succeeds in informing while entertaining the reader with disarming stories."--The San Francisco Chronicle"Among the numerous authors who have written popularizations of contemporary physics, none is better than Zee at explaining things simply."--Library Journalshow more

Table of contents

PROLOGUE: THE APPLE AND THE MOON ; I. THE RISE OF GRAVITY ; II. THE EXPANDING UNIVERSE ; III. STRUCTURES OUT OF THE VOID ; IV. THE MYSTERY OF GRAVITYshow more

About Anthony Zee

Anthony Zee is a Permanent Member of the Institute for Theoretical Physics and Professor of Physics at the University of California in Santa Barbara. His other books include Fearful Symmetry and The Unity of Forces.show more

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