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The Resource The wraparound universe, Jean-Pierre Luminet ; translated by Eric Novak

The wraparound universe, Jean-Pierre Luminet ; translated by Eric Novak

Label
The wraparound universe
Title
The wraparound universe
Statement of responsibility
Jean-Pierre Luminet ; translated by Eric Novak
Creator
Subject
Language
  • eng
  • fre
  • eng
Member of
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Luminet, Jean-Pierre
Dewey number
523.1
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • plates
Index
index present
LC call number
QB981
LC item number
.L913 2008
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
Cosmology
Label
The wraparound universe, Jean-Pierre Luminet ; translated by Eric Novak
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 309-310) and indexes
Contents
Shape of space. The universal mollusk -- The size of space -- The hall of mirrors -- The four scales of geometry -- Absolute or relative space? -- Celestial mirages -- Black hole -- Foam, strings, and loops -- From relativity to the big bang -- What is the curvature of the universe? -- Open or closed? -- The knowledge of places -- From the cylinder to the pretzel -- Fascinating shapes -- Topology and relativity -- Small, strange universes -- Topological mirage -- Hunting for ghosts -- Midnight suns -- Cosmic crystallography -- Circles in the sky -- Inflation, the infinite, and the folds -- Maya -- Folds in the universe. A brief history of space -- The edge paradox -- The dark night paradox -- Non-Euclidean geometries -- Cosmos and logos -- Cosmic questions -- Expansion and the infinite -- Galaxies in flight -- The rate of expansion -- The age of the universe -- Astronomical distances -- Cosmic mathematics -- Cosmic repulsion -- Dark matter -- The cosmic microwave background -- Is the universe flat? -- Symmetry -- Polyhedra -- The classification of surfaces -- The classification of three-dimensional spaces -- Topos and cosmos -- Afterword: Listening to the cosmic drum
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xii, 316 p., [8] p. of plates
Isbn
9781568813097
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
2007033467
Other physical details
ill. (some col.)
System control number
  • ocn164570916
  • (OCoLC)164570916
Label
The wraparound universe, Jean-Pierre Luminet ; translated by Eric Novak
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 309-310) and indexes
Contents
Shape of space. The universal mollusk -- The size of space -- The hall of mirrors -- The four scales of geometry -- Absolute or relative space? -- Celestial mirages -- Black hole -- Foam, strings, and loops -- From relativity to the big bang -- What is the curvature of the universe? -- Open or closed? -- The knowledge of places -- From the cylinder to the pretzel -- Fascinating shapes -- Topology and relativity -- Small, strange universes -- Topological mirage -- Hunting for ghosts -- Midnight suns -- Cosmic crystallography -- Circles in the sky -- Inflation, the infinite, and the folds -- Maya -- Folds in the universe. A brief history of space -- The edge paradox -- The dark night paradox -- Non-Euclidean geometries -- Cosmos and logos -- Cosmic questions -- Expansion and the infinite -- Galaxies in flight -- The rate of expansion -- The age of the universe -- Astronomical distances -- Cosmic mathematics -- Cosmic repulsion -- Dark matter -- The cosmic microwave background -- Is the universe flat? -- Symmetry -- Polyhedra -- The classification of surfaces -- The classification of three-dimensional spaces -- Topos and cosmos -- Afterword: Listening to the cosmic drum
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xii, 316 p., [8] p. of plates
Isbn
9781568813097
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
2007033467
Other physical details
ill. (some col.)
System control number
  • ocn164570916
  • (OCoLC)164570916

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