This Book Warps Space and Time

" If you've ever questioned the warning label on your hand drill that reads, "This product is not intended for use as a dental drill," or wonder what the "punishable by law" penalty is for snipping off that warning label on your pillow or ...

Author: Norman Sperling

Publisher: Andrews McMeel Publishing

ISBN: 9780740798542

Category: Humor

Page: 288

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The Journal of Irreproducible Results is the funniest thing to happen to science since Archimedes ran naked through the streets of Syracuse." --Discover Science humor magazine The Journal of Irreproducible Results has targeted "hypocrisy, arrogance, and ostentatious sesquipedalian circumlocution" since 1955. JIR editor Norman Sperling presents humorous and quirky tidbits relating to science, math, academia, bureaucracy, and witty word play. More than 250 entries ponder and pun the practical and peculiar. Consider OSHA's definition of the word "exit" as compared to Merriam Webster's: OSHA states, "Exit is the portion of a means of egress which is separated from all other spaces of the building or structure by construction or equipment as required in this subpart to provide a protected way to travel to exit discharge." Webster's defines "exit" as, "A way out of an enclosed place or space." If you've ever questioned the warning label on your hand drill that reads, "This product is not intended for use as a dental drill," or wonder what the "punishable by law" penalty is for snipping off that warning label on your pillow or mattress, then this book is for you.

Time Travel and Warp Drives

Discusses what people understand about space and time and how science fiction is becoming less fictional as time goes on.

Author: Allen Everett

Publisher: University of Chicago Press

ISBN: 0226224988

Category: Science

Page: 268

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Discusses what people understand about space and time and how science fiction is becoming less fictional as time goes on.

On Space and Time

Or rocket ships with atom bombs. But everybody knows what is really impressive. Lasers. And Aliens with lasers. Well, this poetry collection has Aliens, Space Ships, Love and Tragedy, and Atom Bombs. What more could you ask for?

Author: D R Duncan

Publisher:

ISBN: 9781702630542

Category:

Page: 94

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When somebody asks you what you are reading, tell them it's a book on science. They'll look at you differently than if you tell them you're reading poetry. Let's face it poetry buffs are the new nerds. People respect you more if you are studying how to build rockets or atom bombs. Or rocket ships with atom bombs. But everybody knows what is really impressive. Lasers. And Aliens with lasers. Well, this poetry collection has Aliens, Space Ships, Love and Tragedy, and Atom Bombs. What more could you ask for? Maybe lasers.

The Nature of Space and Time

Presents a series of lectures delivered in 1994 by Hawking and Penrose, renowned professors at Cambridge and Oxford, respectively, on the general topic of how mathematical physics might best represent the realities of the universe.

Author: Stephen Hawking

Publisher: Princeton University Press

ISBN: 9780691050843

Category: Science

Page: 141

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Presents a series of lectures delivered in 1994 by Hawking and Penrose, renowned professors at Cambridge and Oxford, respectively, on the general topic of how mathematical physics might best represent the realities of the universe.

Spacewarps

Author: John Gribbin

Publisher: Delta

ISBN:

Category: Cosmology

Page: 211

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Hyperspace

Michio Kaku takes the reader on a ride through hyperspace to the edge of physics.

Author: Michio Kaku

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0192565001

Category: Science

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Already thoroughly familiar to the seasoned science fiction fan, hyperspace is that realm which enables a spaceship captain to take his ship on a physics-defying shortcut (or "wormhole") to the outer shores of the Galaxy in less time than it takes a 747 to fly from New York to Tokyo. But might such notions be more than science fiction? Some physicists suggest a 10-dimensional hyperspace may actually exist, albeit at a scale almost too small to comprehend, smaller even than a quark; and that in spite of its tiny size, it may be the basis on which all the forces of nature will be united. Michio Kaku's classic book describes the development of ideas about multidimensional space. In recent years, some theoretical physicists -the author among them - have argued that the Universe exists not merely in the four spacetime dimensions (3 of space + one of time) with which Einstein made us familiar, but rather as a ten-dimensional hyperspace. Once the domain of the science fiction writer or the occultist, hyperspace may, according to superstring theorists, be the way to unify the fundamental forces of nature - Einstein's unfulfilled dream of a theory of everything. Michio Kaku takes the reader on a ride through hyperspace to the edge of physics. On the way he gives crystal clear explanations of such formidable mathematical concepts as non-Euclidean geometry, Kaluza-Klein Theory, and Supergravity, the everyday tools of the string theorist. Utilizing fascinating and often hilarious anecdotes from history, art, and science fiction, Kaku shows us that writers and artists - in addition to scientists - have been fascinated by multidimensional space for over a century. Finally, Kaku proposes that the ability to master hyperspace may be our only salvation from destruction at the end of spacetime. Oxford Landmark Science books are 'must-read' classics of modern science writing which have crystallized big ideas, and shaped the way we think.

Black Holes Time Warps Einstein s Outrageous Legacy Commonwealth Fund Book Program

Kip Thorne, along with fellow theorists Stephen Hawking and Roger Penrose, a cadre of Russians, and earlier scientists such as Oppenheimer, Wheeler and Chandrasekhar, has been in the thick of the quest to secure answers.

Author: Kip Thorne

Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company

ISBN: 0393247473

Category: Science

Page: 624

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Winner of the 2017 Nobel Prize in Physics Ever since Albert Einstein's general theory of relativity burst upon the world in 1915 some of the most brilliant minds of our century have sought to decipher the mysteries bequeathed by that theory, a legacy so unthinkable in some respects that even Einstein himself rejected them. Which of these bizarre phenomena, if any, can really exist in our universe? Black holes, down which anything can fall but from which nothing can return; wormholes, short spacewarps connecting regions of the cosmos; singularities, where space and time are so violently warped that time ceases to exist and space becomes a kind of foam; gravitational waves, which carry symphonic accounts of collisions of black holes billions of years ago; and time machines, for traveling backward and forward in time. Kip Thorne, along with fellow theorists Stephen Hawking and Roger Penrose, a cadre of Russians, and earlier scientists such as Oppenheimer, Wheeler and Chandrasekhar, has been in the thick of the quest to secure answers. In this masterfully written and brilliantly informed work of scientific history and explanation, Dr. Thorne, a Nobel Prize-winning physicist and the Feynman Professor of Theoretical Physics Emeritus at Caltech, leads his readers through an elegant, always human, tapestry of interlocking themes, coming finally to a uniquely informed answer to the great question: what principles control our universe and why do physicists think they know the things they think they know? Stephen Hawking's A Brief History of Time has been one of the greatest best-sellers in publishing history. Anyone who struggled with that book will find here a more slowly paced but equally mind-stretching experience, with the added fascination of a rich historical and human component. Winner of the Phi Beta Kappa Award in Science.

Black Holes and Time Warps

Some of them-like black holes and time machines-are so unthinkable that Einstein himself rejected them. The renowned physicist Kip S. Thorne has been in the thick of the quest.

Author: Kip Thorne

Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company

ISBN: 9780393312768

Category: Science

Page: 619

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Examines such phenomena as black holes, wormholes, singularities, gravitational waves, and time machines, exploring the fundamental principles that control the universe.

Reincarnation

An Historical Novel Spanning 4,000 Years Michael J. Lowis. APPENDIX. notes.
on. Supporting. evidence. cHapteR 1: tHe RebiRtH (1) in his lecture entitled
Space and Time Warps, Professor Stephen Hawking stated that the feasibility of
time ...

Author: Michael J. Lowis

Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers

ISBN: 153264759X

Category: Fiction

Page: 146

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Have you ever thought that you have had a previous existence? What if you woke up one day and discovered that you had been transported back 4,000 years to an earlier life? This is what happens to Mel, a modern-day architect who is shortly to be married. He returns to his previous incarnation as Melchizedek, a warrior, king, and high priest briefly mentioned in the Bible. Although he considers himself to be ill-equipped to succeed in this role, guidance is always there when needed. From time to time Mel returns briefly to the present, and eventually has to choose between the two existences. Very little is known about Melchizedek. But his name crops up in a few ancient texts including the Dead Sea Scrolls, the Gnostic Gospels discovered in Egypt, The Book of the Secrets of Enoch, and in various Jewish oral and written traditions. Despite the sparsity of information available, the author's intention is always to try and keep the narrative as historically factual and credible as possible. Readers are free to regard the whole account as pure fantasy--or maybe it will provide some food for thought. Hmm, could it actually have happened?

When Time Warps

By focusing on time instead of space, When Time Warps places sexualized racism at the center of the way “woman” is lived.

Author: Megan Burke

Publisher: U of Minnesota Press

ISBN: 1452962138

Category: Philosophy

Page: 208

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An inquiry into the phenomenology of “woman” based in the relationship between lived time and sexual violence Feminist phenomenologists have long understood a woman’s life as inhibited, confined, and constrained by sexual violence. In this important inquiry, author Megan Burke both builds and expands on this legacy by examining the production of normative womanhood through racist tropes and colonial domination. Ultimately, Burke charts a new feminist phenomenology based in the relationship between lived time and sexual violence. By focusing on time instead of space, When Time Warps places sexualized racism at the center of the way “woman” is lived. Burke transports questions of time and gender outside the realm of the historical, making provocative new insights into how gendered individuals live time, and how their temporal existence is changed through particular experiences. Providing a potent reexamination of the theory of Simone de Beauvoir—while also bringing to the fore important women of color theorists and engaging in the temporal aspects of #MeToo—When Time Warps makes a necessary, lasting contribution to our understanding of gender, race, and sexual violence.

Relativity in Curved Spacetime

Relativity theory has become one of the icons of Twentieth Century science.

Author: Eric Baird

Publisher: Chocolate Tree Books

ISBN: 0955706807

Category: Science

Page: 378

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Relativity theory has become one of the icons of Twentieth Century science. It's reckoned to be a difficult subject, taught as a layered series of increasingly difficult mathematics and increasingly abstract concepts. We're told that relativity theory is supposed to be this complicated and counter-intuitive. But how much of this historical complexity is really necessary? Can we bypass the interpretations and paradoxes and pseudoparadoxes of Einstein's special theory and jump directly to a deeper and more intuitive description of reality? What if curvature is a fundamental part of physics, and a final theory of relativity shouldn't reduce to Einstein's "flat" 1905 theory //on principle//? "Relativity..." takes us on a whistlestop tour of Twentieth Century physics - from black holes, quantum mechanics, wormholes and the Big Bang to the workings of the human mind, and asks: what would physics look like without special relativity? 394 printed pages, 234156 mm, ~200 figures and illustrations, includes bibliography and index www.relativitybook.com

Future Science Does the Time Warp

Author: Rodney Bartlett

Publisher: Lulu.com

ISBN: 1326506684

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The Book of Really Useful Information

Time and Space Dilation Imagine two rockets traveling through space side by
side at a speed approaching the speed of ... Einstein also showed that intense
gravitational fields warp the fabric of time and space, slowing the passage of time
and ...

Author: Ian Whitelaw

Publisher: Chartwell Books

ISBN: 078583639X

Category: Reference

Page: 256

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The Book of Really Useful Information provides a broad and fascinating education in 20 easy lessons, from great works of art to political leaders, literature that shaped society to basic science, and everything in between. This is an ideal book for anyone who spent their school days gazing out of the window and now realizes how much they missed out on. It provides a full and fascinating education that covers all key subjects. For clarity and ease of use, the book is divided into five days, Monday to Friday, and then subdivided into four single-subject lessons. Each lesson is based around the five w’s—who, what, when, where, and why—and poses questions such as: Who was Eric Arthur Blair? What happened to the Romans? When was the Big Bang? Where do laws come from? Why is evolution controversial? You can choose to dip into a lesson at random, read through a whole day, or start from the beginning and keep going to the end. Accessible writing and useful fact boxes will help you pick up the key points quickly, and summary boxes provide a concise review of each subject. And for that authentic school experience, each day in The Book of Really Useful Information ends with a test—except this time you get to mark it yourself. If you’re feeling brave, you could even get your kids to take the tests, too, to see which of you knows the most. So sharpen your pencils and get ready to quickly learn everything you need to know in the 20 lessons of The Book of Really Useful Information.

Deutsch Englisches Handelscorrespondenz Lexicon etc German and English Book of reference etc

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; with that the best time has von Glas , Porzellan 2. gebraucht ) . Il past . ... I so
short a space of time . I Lassen Sie ... In die - feßen ( rüden ) ; to in warp threads .

Author: Friedrich NOBACK (and GRAHAM (Thomas John))

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Wormholes Warp Drives and Energy Conditions

Top researchers in the field of gravitation present the state-of-the-art topics outlined in this book, ranging from the stability of rotating wormholes solutions supported by ghost scalar fields, modified gravity applied to wormholes, the ...

Author: Francisco S. N. Lobo

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 3319551825

Category: Science

Page: 303

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Top researchers in the field of gravitation present the state-of-the-art topics outlined in this book, ranging from the stability of rotating wormholes solutions supported by ghost scalar fields, modified gravity applied to wormholes, the study of novel semi-classical and nonlinear energy conditions, to the applications of quantum effects and the superluminal version of the warp drive in modified spacetime. Based on Einstein's field equations, this cutting-edge research area explores the more far-fetched theoretical outcomes of General Relativity and relates them to quantum field theory. This includes quantum energy inequalities, flux energy conditions, and wormhole curvature, and sheds light on not just the theoretical physics but also on the possible applications to warp drives and time travel. This book extensively explores the physical properties and characteristics of these 'exotic spacetimes,' describing in detail the general relativistic geometries that generate closed timelike curves.

Bermuda Triangle Legacy

What can we learn from intrepid adventurers like Christopher Columbus, Charles Lindbergh, and Bruce Gernon?the co-author of this book?who survived frightening encounters in the Triangle and lived to tell the tale?

Author: Rob MacGregor

Publisher: Crossroad Press

ISBN:

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

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Whatever happened to Flight 19?five Navy bombers that vanished on a routine training mission?and the untold numbers of others who have disappeared in the Bermuda Triangle? What can we learn from intrepid adventurers like Christopher Columbus, Charles Lindbergh, and Bruce Gernon?the co-author of this book?who survived frightening encounters in the Triangle and lived to tell the tale? The Fog presents pilot Bruce Gernon’s groundbreaking new theory of the Bermuda Triangle, based upon his own firsthand experiences, eyewitness reports from other close-call Triangle survivors, and leading scientific research. Gernon believes that a rare natural phenomenon may be behind many of the seemingly paranormal happenings in the Triangle, causing time distortions, pilot disorientation, and equipment malfunctions. But the notorious Bermuda Triangle hasn’t given up all its secrets. The Fog also explores the Triangle’s connection to UFOs, a secret navy base, and a possible link to a vanished ancient civilization.

Time Storms

An authority on unexplained phenomena takes a close-up look at the mysteries of time travel, examining dozens of cases from around the world that reveal evidence of mysterious time warps, space rifts, and time travel. Reprint.

Author: Jenny Randles

Publisher: Berkley

ISBN: 9780425187371

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 256

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An authority on unexplained phenomena takes a close-up look at the mysteries of time travel, examining dozens of cases from around the world that reveal evidence of mysterious time warps, space rifts, and time travel. Reprint.

Black Holes

This is intended for readers at a graduate level upwards, who wish to learn about the wide range of research concerning black holes.

Author: Sean Alan Hayward

Publisher: World Scientific

ISBN: 9814425702

Category: Science

Page: 280

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Black holes, once just fascinating theoretical predictions of how gravity warps space-time according to Einstein's theory, are now generally accepted as astrophysical realities, formed by post-supernova collapse, or as supermassive black holes mysteriously found at the cores of most galaxies, powering active galactic nuclei, the most powerful objects in the universe. Theoretical understanding has progressed in recent decades with a wider realization that local concepts should characterize black holes, rather than the global concepts found in textbooks. In particular, notions such as trapping horizon allow physically meaningful quantities and equations, describing how a black hole evolves. This has led to discoveries in fields as diverse as classical and numerical general relativity, differential geometry, thermodynamics, quantum field theory, and quantum gravity. There is heretofore no one volume which covers all the main aspects, so this volume collects together summaries and recent research, each chapter written by an expert or experts in a given field. This is intended for readers at a graduate level upwards, who wish to learn about the wide range of research concerning black holes.

Time Warp Tunnel

Chariot Books TM is an imprint of David C . Cook Publishing Co . ... Cover design
by Jack Foster Cover illustration by Dave Joly Interior illustrations by VanSeveren
First printing as Time Warp Tunnel , 1994 Printed in ... Space and time - Fiction ...

Author: Stephen A. Bly

Publisher: Chariot Family Pub

ISBN: 9780781401876

Category: Children's stories, American

Page: 160

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After a train enters a tunnel and emerges in the Wild West of the 1880's, the reader makes decisions determining the course of the story.

Weekly World News

Curious, they studied history books and were able to ascertain from pictures that
they had seen the palace as it existed in the time of Louis XVI. And they ... "If it's
big enough, dense enough and spinning fast enough, it warps space-time.

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