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9. The new Void

9. The new Void  

Frank Close

in Nothing: A Very Short Introduction

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Jun 2009
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Sep 2013
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9780191777004
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780199225866.003.0009
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9780199225866
Today, modern physics suggests that it is possible that the universe could have emerged out of the vacuum. The idea is that our universe could be a gigantic quantum fluctuation with total ... More
1. Journey to the centre of the universe

1. Journey to the centre of the universe  

Frank Close

in Particle Physics: A Very Short Introduction

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May 2004
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Sep 2013
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9780191775956
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10.1093/actrade/9780192804341.003.0001
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‘Journey to the centre of the universe’ provides a general introduction to particles, matter, and the universe. Atoms are composed of electrons orbiting a dense central nucleus. The space ... More
2. How big and small are big and small?

2. How big and small are big and small?  

Frank Close

in Particle Physics: A Very Short Introduction

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May 2004
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Sep 2013
eISBN: 
9780191775956
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10.1093/actrade/9780192804341.003.0002
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‘How big and small are big and small?’ puts the scale of the universe into context. The universe can range from the vast to the miniscule, and special units have been created to help aid ... More
5. The expanding universe

5. The expanding universe  

John Gribbin

in Galaxies: A Very Short Introduction

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Mar 2008
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Sep 2013
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9780191777103
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10.1093/actrade/9780199234349.003.0006
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9780199234349
‘The expanding universe’ investigates the expansion of the Universe. Hubble's redshift-distance relationship had already been explained by Einstein's general relativity. General relativity ... More
1. Primordial rocks

1. Primordial rocks  

Jan Zalasiewicz

in Rocks: A Very Short Introduction

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Dec 2016
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Dec 2016
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9780191792588
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10.1093/actrade/9780198725190.003.0001
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9780198725190
A rock is a piece of solid matter made up of minerals or with a composition that is fixed within certain limits. ‘Primordial rocks’ considers the first minerals that appeared some millions ... More
Matter: A Very Short Introduction

Matter: A Very Short Introduction  

Geoff Cottrell

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Mar 2019
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Mar 2019
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9780191844133
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10.1093/actrade/9780198806547.001.0001
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Matter: A Very Short Introduction explains matter—the stuff of which your body and the universe is made—from elementary particles, to atoms, humans, planets, up to the ... More
5. Making and breaking nuclei

5. Making and breaking nuclei  

Frank Close

in Nuclear Physics: A Very Short Introduction

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Jul 2015
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Jul 2015
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9780191788062
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10.1093/actrade/9780198718635.003.0005
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‘Making and breaking nuclei’ describes the process by which the atomic elements came to be in the early universe. The heat energy in the big bang, some 13.7 billion years ago, converted ... More
9. Where has matter come from?

9. Where has matter come from?  

Frank Close

in Particle Physics: A Very Short Introduction

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May 2004
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Sep 2013
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9780191775956
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10.1093/actrade/9780192804341.003.0009
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9780192804341
‘Where has matter come from?’ explores the creation of matter, from present day nuclear fusion back to the Big Bang. The Sun consists of high temperature plasma, comprising free roaming ... More
7. Tracing the origin and the evolution of Earth

7. Tracing the origin and the evolution of Earth  

Claudio Tuniz

in Radioactivity: A Very Short Introduction

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Jul 2012
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Sep 2013
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9780191778391
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10.1093/actrade/9780199692422.003.0007
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9780199692422
‘Tracing the origin and the evolution of Earth’ outlines some of the key chapters in the history of the Earth where radioactivity and radiation play a critical role. It starts with the Big ... More
3. Through the looking glass

3. Through the looking glass  

Geoff Cottrell

in Telescopes: A Very Short Introduction

Print Publication Year: 
Dec 2016
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Dec 2016
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9780191808234
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10.1093/actrade/9780198745860.003.0003
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9780198745860
The magnifying property of glass lenses has been known about since antiquity, but telescopes were first made in the 16th century, and in the early 17th century Galileo created a telescope ... More
8. Prometheus

8. Prometheus  

Erle C. Ellis

in Anthropocene: A Very Short Introduction

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Mar 2018
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Mar 2018
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9780191834738
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10.1093/actrade/9780198792987.003.0008
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9780198792987
The Anthropocene continues to be controversial across the many scholarly communities that study social and environmental change, including not only archaeologists, anthropologists, ... More
9. Dark matter and dark energy

9. Dark matter and dark energy  

Geoff Cottrell

in Matter: A Very Short Introduction

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Mar 2019
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Mar 2019
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9780191844133
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10.1093/actrade/9780198806547.003.0009
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9780198806547
‘Dark matter and dark energy’ reveals that the familiar everyday matter that we experience around us—the atoms and molecules—constitutes only 5% of all the matter that is ‘out there’ in the ... More
8. The big picture

8. The big picture  

James Binney

in Astrophysics: A Very Short Introduction

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Mar 2016
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Mar 2016
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9780191814273
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10.1093/actrade/9780198752851.003.0008
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9780198752851
By far the biggest contribution of general relativity to astrophysics was to make it possible to discuss the geometry and dynamics of the entire universe—it made cosmology a branch of ... More
8. A theory of everything?

8. A theory of everything?  

Peter Coles

in Cosmology: A Very Short Introduction

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Aug 2001
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Sep 2013
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9780191776687
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780192854162.003.0008
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9780192854162
The second major revolution in theoretical physics (after the theory of relativity) was the birth of quantum mechanics. We understand a lot about relativity, and by contrast we understand ... More
1. Past sounds

1. Past sounds  

Mike Goldsmith

in Sound: A Very Short Introduction

Print Publication Year: 
Dec 2015
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Dec 2015
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9780191785603
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10.1093/actrade/9780198708445.003.0001
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9780198708445
‘Past sounds’ provides a history of sound from the origin of sound waves 300,000 years after the Big Bang to the modern day of ultrasound and electroacoustic technology. Primordial sound ... More
Particle Physics: A Very Short Introduction

Particle Physics: A Very Short Introduction  

Frank Close

Print Publication Year: 
May 2004
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Sep 2013
eISBN: 
9780191775956
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780192804341.001.0001
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9780192804341
Particle Physics: A Very Short Introduction takes us on a journey into the atom to examine known particles such as quarks, electrons, and the ghostly neutrino. Along the way ... More
8. Exotic matter (and antimatter)

8. Exotic matter (and antimatter)  

Frank Close

in Particle Physics: A Very Short Introduction

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May 2004
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Sep 2013
eISBN: 
9780191775956
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780192804341.003.0008
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9780192804341
‘Exotic matter (and antimatter)’ investigates the existence of different generations of particles. In the middle of the twentieth century, cosmic rays provided a source of quarks that had ... More
8. The fate of galaxies

8. The fate of galaxies  

John Gribbin

in Galaxies: A Very Short Introduction

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Mar 2008
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Sep 2013
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9780191777103
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10.1093/actrade/9780199234349.003.0009
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9780199234349
‘The fate of galaxies’ speculates on the ultimate fate of the Universe. There are three possible scenarios for the end of the Universe: steady acceleration, increased acceleration, or ... More
Nothing: A Very Short Introduction

Nothing: A Very Short Introduction  

Frank Close

Print Publication Year: 
Jun 2009
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Sep 2013
eISBN: 
9780191777004
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10.1093/actrade/9780199225866.001.0001
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9780199225866
Nothing: A Very Short Introduction explores the science and history of the elusive Void: from Aristotle, who insisted that the vacuum was impossible, via the theories of Newton ... More
7. The infinite sea

7. The infinite sea  

Frank Close

in Nothing: A Very Short Introduction

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Jun 2009
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Sep 2013
eISBN: 
9780191777004
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780199225866.003.0007
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9780199225866
‘The infinite sea’ explores quantum mechanics' claims about the nature of the Void. As all matter can act as both a wave and a particle, one cannot know both the precise location and motion ... More

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