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  • The origins of the universe for dummies
  • 點閱:13
  • 作者: by Stephen Pincock, Mark Frary
  • 出版社:John Wiley & Sons Ltd.
  • 出版年:c2007
  • 集叢名:--For dummies
  • ISBN:9780470516065; 9780470518014;
  • 格式:PDF

Do you want to learn about the physical origin of the Universe, but dont have the rest of eternity to read up on it? Do you want to know what scientists know about where you and your planet came from, but without the science blinding you? Course you do and who better than For Dummies to tackle the biggest, strangest and most wonderful question there is! The Origins of the Universe For Dummies will cover: Part I: In the Beginning Early Ideas About Our Universe Exploring the Universe Looking Up at the Stars The Apple Drops: Newton, Gravity and the Rotation of the Planets Part II: Modern Cosmology Goes Off With a Bang How to Build an Expanding Universe Shifting Up a Gear How to Bake a Big Bang Letting it Rise (Inflation) Thinking Differently Part III: Build Your Own Universe Forcing the Pace Shedding Light on Dark Matter and Pinging Strings Playing With the Universes Chemistry Set Making Galaxies and Solar Systems Giving Birth to Life Travelling Through Time Part IV: Asking the Tough Questions Explaining the Unexplainable Finding Life Elsewhere Coming to an End Part VI: The Part of Tens Ten Alternative Origins Ten Times Ten Experiments on the Universe Appendix Scientific Units and Key Equations

  • Introduction(第1頁)
    • About This Book(第1頁)
    • Conventions Used in This Book(第2頁)
    • What You’re Not to Read(第2頁)
    • Foolish Assumptions(第3頁)
    • How This Book Is Organised(第3頁)
    • Icons Used in This Book(第6頁)
    • Where to Go from Here(第6頁)
  • Part I: In the Beginning: Early Ideas About Our Universe(第7頁)
    • Chapter 1: Exploring the Early Universe(第9頁)
    • Chapter 2: Looking Up at the Stars: Early Beliefs(第17頁)
    • Chapter 3: The Apple Drops: Newton, Gravity, and the Rotation of the Planets(第27頁)
  • Part II: Modern Cosmology: Going Off with a Bang(第49頁)
    • Chapter 4: Bending the Universe: Magnets and Gravity(第51頁)
    • Chapter 5: Measuring the Universe(第73頁)
    • Chapter 6: Cooking Up a Big Bang(第95頁)
    • Chapter 7: Letting It Rise: Expanding and Inflating the Universe(第107頁)
    • Chapter 8: Thinking Differently About the Universe(第119頁)
  • Part III: Building Your Own Universe(第129頁)
    • Chapter 9: Building Things from Scratch(第131頁)
    • Chapter 10: Forcing the Pace: The Roles of Natural Forces in the Universe(第153頁)
    • Chapter 11: Shedding Light on Dark Matter and Pinging Strings(第169頁)
    • Chapter 12: Playing with the Universe’s Chemistry Set(第181頁)
    • Chapter 13: Making Stars, Solar Systems, Galaxies, and More(第197頁)
    • Chapter 14: Giving Birth to Life(第211頁)
    • Chapter 15: Travelling Through Time(第225頁)
  • Part IV: Asking the Tough Questions(第239頁)
    • Chapter 16: Explaining the Unexplainable(第241頁)
    • Chapter 17: Finding Life Elsewhere(第253頁)
    • Chapter 18: Coming to an End(第265頁)
  • Part V: The Part of Tens(第275頁)
    • Chapter 19: Ten Different Beliefs about the Origins of the Universe(第277頁)
    • Chapter 20: Ten Greatest Cosmological Advances(第285頁)
    • Appendix: Understanding Scientific Units and Equations(第295頁)
  • Index(第303頁)
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