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The Resource Einstein's enigma, or, Black holes in my bubble bath, C.V. Vishveshwara ; [illustrations in Chapter 15 and all technical drawings, B.G. Gujjarappa ; cartoons, C.V. Vishveshwara]

Einstein's enigma, or, Black holes in my bubble bath, C.V. Vishveshwara ; [illustrations in Chapter 15 and all technical drawings, B.G. Gujjarappa ; cartoons, C.V. Vishveshwara]

Label
Einstein's enigma, or, Black holes in my bubble bath
Title
Einstein's enigma, or, Black holes in my bubble bath
Statement of responsibility
C.V. Vishveshwara ; [illustrations in Chapter 15 and all technical drawings, B.G. Gujjarappa ; cartoons, C.V. Vishveshwara]
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • "Einstein's Enigma or Black Holes in My Bubble Bath is a humourous and informal rendition of the story of gravitation theory from the early historic origins to the latest developments in astrophysics, focusing on Albert Einstein's theory of general relativity and black-hole physics. Through engaging conversations and napkin-scribbled diagrams come tumbling the rudiments of relativity, spacetime and much of modern physics, narrated with high didactic and literary talent, and each embedded in casual lessons given by a worldly astrophysicist to his friend. Join the intellectual fun and exalt in the frothy ideas while vicariously taking relaxing baths in this magical bathtub. Prof. C.V. Vishveshwara is a renowned theoretical physicist, who participated in the golden age of black-hole physics, making pioneering contributions. Also an enthusiastic teacher and planetarium director, he has written several popular-level articles, scripts for planetarium shows and produced documentary movies on science."--Publisher's website
  • "Einstein's Enigma or Black Holes in My Bubble Bath is a humourous and informal rendition of the story of gravitation theory from the early historic origins to the latest developments in astrophysics, focusing on Albert Einstein's theory of general relativity and black-hole physics. Through engaging conversations and napkin-scribbled diagrams come tumbling the rudiments of relativity, spacetime and much of modern physics, narrated with high didactic and literary talent, and each embedded in casual lessons given by a worldly astrophysicist to his friend. Join the intellectual fun and exalt in the frothy ideas while vicariously taking relaxing baths in this magical bathtub. Prof. C.V. Vishveshwara is a renowned theoretical physicist, who participated in the golden age of black-hole physics, making pioneering contributions. Also an enthusiastic teacher and planetarium director, he has written several popular-level articles, scripts for planetarium shows and produced documentary movies on science."--Publisher's website
Cataloging source
OHX
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Vishveshwara, C. V
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
LC call number
QB843.B55
LC item number
.V57 2006
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Black holes (Astronomy)
  • General relativity (Physics)
  • Gravitation
Label
Einstein's enigma, or, Black holes in my bubble bath, C.V. Vishveshwara ; [illustrations in Chapter 15 and all technical drawings, B.G. Gujjarappa ; cartoons, C.V. Vishveshwara]
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Popular treatment
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 354-357)
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • ch. 5.
  • Cosmic framework
  • ch. 6.
  • A moving experience
  • ch. 7.
  • The fabric of spacetime
  • ch. 8.
  • Grappling with gravity
  • ch. 9.
  • Beetles on a branch
  • ch. 1.
  • ch. 10.
  • Tub talk
  • ch. 11.
  • The first solution and the last statement
  • ch. 12.
  • Sphere of darkness
  • ch. 13.
  • The voracious whirlpool
  • ch. 14.
  • Dynamics of the unique
  • The bathtub
  • ch. 15.
  • A date with Dante
  • ch. 16.
  • Imprints of the invisible
  • ch. 17.
  • Celestial swan song
  • ch. 18.
  • Cibo per la mente
  • ch. 19.
  • Curtain call
  • ch. 2.
  • ch 20.
  • Foundations of fact and fantasy
  • The stellar bed
  • ch. 3.
  • The Casanova connection
  • ch. 4.
  • Footprints of the giants
Control code
70573986
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
360 pages
Isbn
9783540331995
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
Label
Einstein's enigma, or, Black holes in my bubble bath, C.V. Vishveshwara ; [illustrations in Chapter 15 and all technical drawings, B.G. Gujjarappa ; cartoons, C.V. Vishveshwara]
Publication
Note
Popular treatment
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 354-357)
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • ch. 5.
  • Cosmic framework
  • ch. 6.
  • A moving experience
  • ch. 7.
  • The fabric of spacetime
  • ch. 8.
  • Grappling with gravity
  • ch. 9.
  • Beetles on a branch
  • ch. 1.
  • ch. 10.
  • Tub talk
  • ch. 11.
  • The first solution and the last statement
  • ch. 12.
  • Sphere of darkness
  • ch. 13.
  • The voracious whirlpool
  • ch. 14.
  • Dynamics of the unique
  • The bathtub
  • ch. 15.
  • A date with Dante
  • ch. 16.
  • Imprints of the invisible
  • ch. 17.
  • Celestial swan song
  • ch. 18.
  • Cibo per la mente
  • ch. 19.
  • Curtain call
  • ch. 2.
  • ch 20.
  • Foundations of fact and fantasy
  • The stellar bed
  • ch. 3.
  • The Casanova connection
  • ch. 4.
  • Footprints of the giants
Control code
70573986
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
360 pages
Isbn
9783540331995
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations

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