Visions of the Multiverse

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  • Edition: 1st
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2011-02-15
  • Publisher: Career Pr Inc
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The idea of a multiple universe reality is no longer considered speculative or implausible by many physicists; rather, it is deemed inescapable. Distinct concepts of the multiverse spring from quantum mechanics, cosmology, string theory-based cosmology, and ideas about a mathematics based reality that borders on the religious. In this accessible and entertaining book, Dr. Manly guides you on a tour of the many multiverse concepts and provides the non-technical background to understand them. Visions of the Multiverseexplores questions such as: Just what is a multiverse? What are the different concepts of the multiverse and how are they related? Is it possible to determine if we live in a multiverse'Žor even in multiple types of multiverses? How do religious concepts of the afterlife and popular ideas based on the Law of Attraction relate to the scientific visions of the multiverse? Dr. Manly discusses a wide variety of fascinating concepts from relativity and the fundamental particles and forces of nature to dark matter, dark energy, and quantum mechanics in an unintimidating and conversational tone. Is humanity is in the midst of a new Copernican revolution? You decide.

Table of Contents

Introductionp. 9
Got Copernicus?p. 13
A Brief History of Space-Timep. 23
Particles and Fields and Waves, Oh My!p. 47
God's Gambling Problemp. 65
Of Boxer Shorts and Charmed Quarksp. 91
A Case of Cosmic Acnep. 127
The Ultimate Free Lunchp. 157
Doing a Little Gravityp. 183
Copernicus on Steroidsp. 213
An Overview of Multiverse Conceptsp. 235
Tegmark's Taxonomy of the Multiversep. 239
Notesp. 241
Bibliographyp. 257
Indexp. 265
About the Authorp. 271
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