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The grand design / Stephen Hawking and Leonard Mlodinow
Bib ID 4983171
Format BookBook
Author
Hawking, S. W. (Stephen W.)
 
Edition 1st ed. 
Description New York : Bantam Books, c2010 
198 p. : ill. (chiefly col.) ; 24 cm. 
ISBN 9780553805376
0553805371
Summary

Along with Caltech physicist Mlodinow (The Drunkard's Walk), University of Cambridge cosmologist Hawking (A Brief History of Time) deftly mixes cutting-edge physics to answer three key questions-- Why is there something rather than nothing? Why do we exist? Why this particular set of laws and not some other?-- and explains that scientists are approaching what is called "M-theory," a collection of overlapping theories (including string theory) that fill in many (but not all) the blank spots in quantum physics. This collection is known as the "Grand Unified Field Theories."

Full contents
  • The mystery of being
  • The rule of law
  • What is reality?
  • Alternative histories
  • The theory of everything
  • Choosing our universe
  • The apparent miracle
  • The grand design.
 
Notes

Includes index.

Subjects Unified field theories.  |  Mathematical physics.  |  Superstring theories.
Other authors/contributors Mlodinow, Leonard, 1954-

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