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Time: A Traveler's Guide By Clifford A. Pickover (Research Staff Member, IBM Watson Research Center)

Time: A Traveler's Guide
by Clifford A. Pickover (Research Staff Member, IBM Watson Research Center)

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This text strives to answer the questions posed by time - what is time, is time travel possible, is time real, does it flow in one direction only? Issues addressed include light cones, time machines, cosmic moment lines and Lorentz transformations. Readers do not need to be experts in physics.
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Time: A Traveler's Guide by Clifford A. Pickover (Research Staff Member, IBM Watson Research Center)

In Time: A Traveler's Guide, Clifford A. Pickover strives to answer the most challenging questions scientists and philosophers ask. What is time? Is time travel possible? Is time real? Does it flow in one direction only? Does it have a beginning or an end? What is eternity? For centuries, these questions have intrigued mystics, philosophers, and scientists. Today physicists would agree that time is one of the strangest properties of our universe. This book allows readers to travel through time and space, and they needn't be experts in physics. By the time readers finish this book they will understand such seemingly arcane concepts as space-time diagrams, light cones, time machines, cosmic moment lines, transcendent infinite speeds, Lorentz transformations, causal linkages, superliminal and ultraliminal motions, Minkowskian space-times, Goedel universes, closed timelike curves, and Tipler cylinders. This book is a resource for science fiction writers and readers, a playground for computer hobbyists, an adventure and education for beginning students in physics or philosophy.

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Time: A Traveler's Guide Reviews


the irrepressible and prolific Clifford Pickover gives us Time: A Traveler's Guide. He romps joyously through at least four perfectly respectable scientific routes to time travel: relativity, particle physics, quantum mechanics and psychology. * New Scientist *

About Clifford A. Pickover (Research Staff Member, IBM Watson Research Center)


Clifford A. Pickover is a Research Staff Member at the IBM Watson Research Center.

Table of Contents


Preface ; The Relativity of Simultaneity ; Building an Einstein-Langevin Clock ; The Lorentz Transformation ; The Brain's Time Machine ; Here-Now and Elsewhere in Space-Time ; Three Important Rules for Time Travelers ; Your Space or Mine? ; How to Time Travel into the Future ; Future Shock ; Gravitational Time Dilation ; Tachyons. Cosmic Moment Lines. Transcendent Infinite Speeds ; Time Travel by Baloons and Strings ; Can John F. Kennedy Be Saved? ; Closed Timelike Curves in a Godelian Universe ; Wormhole Time Machines ; Adventures with Time ; Rotating Cylinders and the Possibility of Global Causality Violation ; Some Concluding Musings and Thoughts ; References ; Appendix 1: The Grand Internet Time-Travel Survey ; Appendix 2: Smorgesbord for Computer Junkies

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Time: A Traveler's Guide by Clifford A. Pickover (Research Staff Member, IBM Watson Research Center)
Clifford A. Pickover (Research Staff Member, IBM Watson Research Center)
Used - Very Good
Paperback
Oxford University Press
1999-09-30
304
0195130960
9780195130966
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