The perfect theory : a century of geniuses and the battle over general relativity
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Published
Boston : Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2014.
ISBN
9780547554891 (hbk.), 0547554893 (hbk.), 9780544264083 (pbk.), 0544264088 (pbk.)
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xv, 288 pages ; 24 cm
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Published
Boston : Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2014.
Format
Book
Language
English
ISBN
9780547554891 (hbk.), 0547554893 (hbk.), 9780544264083 (pbk.), 0544264088 (pbk.)

Notes

Bibliography
Includes bibliographical references (pages 258-269) and index.
Description
"At the core of Einstein's general theory of relativity are a set of equations that explain the relationship among gravity, space, and time--possibly the most perfect intellectual achievement of modern physics. For over a century, physicists have been exploring, debating, and at times neglecting Einstein's theory in their quest to uncover the history of the universe, the origin of time, and the evolution of solar systems, stars, and galaxies. In this sweeping narrative of science and culture, Pedro Ferreira explains the theory through the human drama surrounding it: the personal feuds and intellectual battles of the biggest names in twentieth-century physics, from Einstein and Eddington to Hawking and Penrose. We are in the midst of a momentous transformation in modern physics. As scientists look farther and more clearly into space than ever before, The Perfect Theory engagingly reveals the greater relevance of general relativity, showing us where it started, where it has led, and where it can still take us"--,Provided by publisher.

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APA Citation, 7th Edition (style guide)

Ferreira, P. G. (2014). The perfect theory: a century of geniuses and the battle over general relativity . Houghton Mifflin Harcourt.

Chicago / Turabian - Author Date Citation, 17th Edition (style guide)

Ferreira, Pedro G. 2014. The Perfect Theory: A Century of Geniuses and the Battle Over General Relativity. Houghton Mifflin Harcourt.

Chicago / Turabian - Humanities (Notes and Bibliography) Citation, 17th Edition (style guide)

Ferreira, Pedro G. The Perfect Theory: A Century of Geniuses and the Battle Over General Relativity Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2014.

MLA Citation, 9th Edition (style guide)

Ferreira, Pedro G. The Perfect Theory: A Century of Geniuses and the Battle Over General Relativity Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2014.

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