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Three Roads to Quantum Gravity

Lee Smolin
Format
Book
Published
New York, N.Y. : Basic Books, c2001.
Language
English
Series
Science Masters
ISBN
0465078354
Contents
  • Prologue: The quest for quantum gravity 1
  • Part I Points of departure 15
  • 1 There is nothing outside the universe 17
  • 2 In the future we shall know more 26
  • 3 Many observers, not many worlds 33
  • 4 Universe is made of processes, not things 49
  • Part II What we have learned 67
  • 5 Black holes and hidden regions 69
  • 6 Acceleration and heat 77
  • 7 Black holes are hot 88
  • 8 Area and information 95
  • 9 How to count space 106
  • 10 Knots, links and kinks 125
  • 11 Sound of space is a string 146
  • Part III Present frontiers 167
  • 12 Holographic principle 169
  • 13 How to weave a string 179
  • 14 What chooses the laws of nature? 194
  • Epilogue: A possible future 207.
Description
viii, 232 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.
Notes
  • Originally published: London : Weidenfeld & Nicolson, 2000.
  • Includes bibliographical references (p. [221]-226) and index.
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