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x, 324 pages : illustrations (chiefly color) ; 26 cm
Interstellar, from acclaimed filmmaker Christopher Nolan, takes us on a fantastic voyage far beyond our solar system. Yet in The Science of Interstellar, Kip Thorne, the physicist who assisted Nolan on the scientific aspects of Interstellar, shows us that the movie's jaw-dropping events and stunning, never-before-attempted visuals are grounded in real science. Thorne shares his experiences working as the science adviser on the film and then moves on to the science itself. In chapters on wormholes, black holes, interstellar travel, and much more, Thorne's scientific insights-many of them triggered during the actual scripting and shooting of Interstellar-describe the physical laws that govern our universe and the truly astounding phenomena that those laws make possible. Interstellar and all related characters and elements are trademarks of and (c) Warner Bros. Entertainment Inc. (s14).
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780393351378 20160618
Engineering Library (Terman)
PHYSICS-17-01
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302 p. : ill. (some col.), maps ; 26 cm.
  • 1. Gravity triumphant-- 2. Stars and their fates-- 3. Black holes in our backyard-- 4. Galaxies and their nuclei-- 5. Quasars and kin-- 6. Jets-- 7. Blasts from the past-- 8. Black holes in hibernation-- 9. Cosmic feedback-- 10. Checking up on Einstein-- 11. Through the horizon-- Appendix: Gravity and cosmic dimensions-- Index.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9780521889445 20160528
Richly illustrated with the images from observatories on the ground and in space, and computer simulations, this book shows how black holes were discovered, and discusses our current understanding of their role in cosmic evolution. This second edition covers new discoveries made in the past decade, including definitive proof of a black hole at the center of the Milky Way, evidence that the expansion of the Universe is accelerating, and the new appreciation of the connection between black holes and galaxy formation. There are entirely new chapters on gamma-ray bursts and cosmic feedback. Begelman and Rees blend theoretical arguments with observational results to demonstrate how both approaches contributed to this subject. Clear illustrations and photographs reveal the strange and amazing workings of our universe. The engaging style makes this book suitable for introductory undergraduate courses, amateur astronomers, and all readers interested in astronomy and physics.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780521889445 20160528
Engineering Library (Terman)
PHYSICS-17-01
Book
viii, 470 p. : ill. ; 25 cm.
Engineering Library (Terman)
PHYSICS-17-01
Book
1 v. in various paging : ill. ; 27 cm.
  • Speeding
  • Curving
  • Global positioning system
  • Plunging
  • Inside the black hole
  • Orbiting
  • Advance of Mercury's perihelion
  • Seeing
  • Einstein rings
  • Light slowed near sun
  • The spinning black hole
  • The Friedmann universe.
The goal of this unique book is to provide the tools for readers to become active participants in carrying out their own investigations about curved spacetime near Earth and black holes. To that end, the book uses calculus and algebra, rather than tensors, to make general relativity accessible. Five chapters introduce basic theory and seven projects guide readers in the analysis of major applications. To facilitate study and review, each section begins with a summary of the key idea. Marginal notes highlight other important points.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780201384239 20160528
Engineering Library (Terman)
PHYSICS-17-01
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619 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.
Engineering Library (Terman)
PHYSICS-17-01