1408703106
The perfect theory : a century of geniuses and the battle over general relativity / Pedro G. Ferreira.
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Author: Ferreira, Pedro G.,
Publication year: 2014
Format: Hardback
Publisher: London : Little, Brown,
ISBN: 9781408703106 (hbk.) :
Description:
Albert Einstein's general theory of relativity is possibly the most perfect intellectual achievement in modern physics. Anything that involves gravity, the force that powers everything on the largest, hottest or densest of scales, can be explained by it. From the moment Einstein proposed the theory in 1915, it was received with enthusiasm yet also with tremendous resistance, and for the following 90 years was the source of a series of feuds, vendettas, ideological battles and international collaborations featuring a colourful cast of characters. In this history, Pedro G. Ferreira shows how the theory has informed our understanding of exactly what the universe is made of and how much is still undiscovered.
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xv, 288 pages ; 24 cm

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