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On Space and Time (Canto Classics)

On Space and Time (Canto Classics)

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Cambridge University Press
Edition: Reissue, 3/29/2012
EAN 9781107641686, ISBN10: 1107641683

Paperback, 308 pages, 21.6 x 14 x 1.5 cm
Language: English
Originally published in English

This book gets to the heart of science by asking a fundamental question about its essence: what is the true nature of space and time? Both defy modern physics and scientists find themselves continually searching for answers. This unique volume brings together world leaders in cosmology, particle physics, quantum gravity, mathematics, philosophy and theology, to provide fresh insights into the deep structure of space and time. In an attempt to understand the question, subjects ranging from dark matter to the philosophical and theological implications of spacetime are covered, ensuring that the issue is thoroughly explored. Interesting and thought-provoking answers provide a well-rounded read.

Preface
1. The dark universe A. N. Taylor
2. Quantum spacetime and physical reality S. Majid
3. Causality, quantum theory and cosmology R. Penrose
4. On the fine structure of spacetime A. Connes
5. Where physics meets metaphysics M. Heller
6. The nature of time J. C. Polkinghorne
Index.