God's Equation

God's Equation

Einstein, Relativity, and the Expanding Universe

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Are we on the verge of solving the riddle of creation using Einstein's "greatest blunder"?

In a work that is at once lucid, exhilarating and profound, renowned mathematician Dr. Amir Aczel, critically acclaimed author of Fermat's Last Theorem, takes us into the heart of science's greatest mystery.

In January 1998, astronomers found evidence that the cosmos is expanding at an ever-increasing rate. The way we perceive the universe was changed forever. The most compelling theory cosmologists could find to explain this phenomenon was Einstein's cosmological constant, a theory he conceived--and rejected---over eighty years ago.

Drawing on newly discovered letters of Einstein--many translated here for the first time--years of research, and interviews with prominent mathematicians, cosmologists, physicists, and astronomers, Aczel takes us on a fascinating journey into "the strange geometry of space-time," and into the mind of a genius. Here the unthinkable becomes real: an infinite, ever-expanding, ever-accelerating universe whose only absolute is the speed of light.

Awesome in scope, thrilling in detail, God's Equation is storytelling at its finest.

Baker & Taylor
Using Einstein's theories to explain the most recent contributions of cosmology, the author of Fermat's Last Theorem celebrates the great physicist through his research and personal correspondence, arguing that his work stands at the center of the search for the origins of the universe. Reprint.

Baker
& Taylor

Using Einstein's theories to explain the most recent contributions of cosmology, the author celebrates the great physicist through his research and personal correspondence, arguing that his work stands at the center of the search for the origins of the universe.

Publisher: New York : Delta Trade Paperbacks, [2000], c1999
ISBN: 9780385334853
0385334850
Branch Call Number: 523.1 ACZ
Characteristics: xvii, 236 p. : ill. ; 22 cm

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Jun 24, 2010

This is an excellent book. It explains things clearly and has helpful diagrams. The author writes in such a way that it is understandable to those who don't have a physics or math background and it is still enjoyable for those who do.

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