The Physics of Star Trek

The Physics of Star Trek

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ISBN10: 0465002048 ISBN13: 9780465002047 Contributors: Hawking, Stephen W. (Foreword) Publisher: Basic Books Published: Jul 9 2007 Pages: 251 Weight: 0.58lbs. Height: 8.25" Width: 5.25" Depth: 0.75" Language: English

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How does the Star Trek universe stack up against the real universe?

What warps when you're traveling at warp speed? What is the difference between a wormhole and a black hole? Are time loops really possible, and can I kill my grandmother before I am born? Anyone who has ever wondered "could this really happen?" will gain useful insights into the Star Trek universe (and, incidentally, the real world of physics) in this charming and accessible guide. Lawrence M. Krauss boldly goes where Star Trek has gone-and beyond. From Newton to Hawking, from Einstein to Feynman, from Kirk to Picard, Krauss leads readers on a voyage to the world of physics as we now know it and as it might one day be.
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