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Strange Matters by Tom Siegfried

Strange Matters

  • Paperback $15.00

    Mar 02, 2004 | 368 Pages

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Praise

“Very readable.”—Library Journal

“One of the most stimulating popular science works published in the last few years.”
Salon.com

“An intellectual summer read…an extraordinary journey.” —Newsday

Table Of Contents

Strange MattersPreface
Introduction

PART ONE: STRANGE MATTERS

1. Strange Matter


From Gell-Mann and Quarks to the Search for Quark Nuggets

2. Mirror Matter
From Dirac and Antimatter to the “Mirror World”

3. Super Matter
From Noether’s Symmetry Theorem to Superparticles

4. Dark Matter
From Pauli and the Neutrino to the Universe’s Missing Mass

PART TWO: STRANGE FRONTIERS

5. The Best of All Possible Bubbles


From Friedmann and Cosmic Expansion to the Multiverse

6. The Essence of Quintessence
From Einstein’s Greatest Mistake to the Universe’s Accelerating Expansion

7. Superstrings
From Maxwell and Electromagnetic Waves to a World Made of Strings

PART THREE: STRANGE IDEAS

8. Stretching Your Brane


From Schwarzschild and Black Holes to New Dimensions of Space

9. Ghosts
From Riemann and the Geometry of Space to the Shape of the Universe

10. The Two-Timing Universe
From Einstein and Slow Clocks to a Second Dimension of Time

Epilogue
Notes
Further Reading
Index

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