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Poetry of the Universe: Mathematical Exploration of the Cosmos

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This is a visual description of the mathematics of space-time. It sets out to provide a sort of "map" of the cosmos, as it is now being revealed by the latest theories of quantum physics. But, just as it is not possible to make a true representation of the spherical Earth on a two-dimensional piece of paper, so also the true nature of the curvature of space-time cannot be shown on any kind of map or diagram. Professor Osserman approaches the subject historically, recounting the discoveries of Newton, Gauss and Riemann. He ...

Poetry of the Universe: Mathematical Exploration of the Cosmos 1996, Phoenix (an Imprint of The Orion Publishing Group Ltd ), London

ISBN-13: 9781857998177

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Poetry of the Universe: Mathematical Exploration of the Cosmos 1995, Weidenfeld & Nicolson, London

ISBN-13: 9780297815167

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