God's Equation

God's Equation

Einstein, Relativity, and the Expanding Universe

Book - 1999
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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.
Publisher: New York : Four Walls Eight Windows, 1999.
ISBN: 9780385334853
Branch Call Number: 523.1 ACZ
Characteristics: p. 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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