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    The universe in the rearview mirror : how hidden symmetries shape reality / Dave Goldberg
    PRINTED MATL | Dutton | 2013
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    Description
    xxii, 330 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
    Bibliography
    Includes bibliographical references and index.
    Contents
    Introduction: in which I set everything up, so it's probably best not to skip ahead -- Antimatter : in which we learn why there is something rather than nothing -- Entropy : in which we explore where time comes from or whether it just is -- The cosmological principle : in which we learn why it is dark at night -- Emmy Noether : in which we determine what symmetry really means -- Relativity : in which we fail to build an intergalactic ansible -- Gravity : in which we learn why black holes don't last forever -- Replacement : in which we consider the design specifications for a teleportation device -- Spin : in which we investigate why you aren't a sentient cloud of helium and what a spoonful of neutron star would do to you -- Higgs : in which we explore the origin of mass and why physics isn't stamp collecting -- Hidden symmetries : in which objects in the mirror are closer than they appear -- Appendix -- Roadside attraction 1. The particle zoo -- Roadside attraction 2. A side of symmetrie.
    Summary
    The "Ask a Physicist" columnist for io9.com explains how space, time, and everything in between are shaped by hidden symmetries that have driven recent discoveries about the universe.
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    9780525953661 (hardcover) :
    0525953663 (hardcover)
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