I didn't write a foreword to the original edition of A Brief History of Time. A brief history of time/A Brief History in teshimaryokan.info (1 of 2) [2/20/ A Brief History of Time - Stephen Hawking. Chapter 1 - Our Picture of the Universe Chapter 2 - Space and Time Chapter 3 - The Expanding. A Brief History Of Time by Stephen HawkingHawking attempts to explain a range of subjects in cosmology, including the Big Bang, black holes.
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A BRIEFER HISTORY OF TIME The History of the Universe in Words or Less Quantum In the years since A Brief History of Time was published A Briefer. I didn't write a foreword to the original edition of A Brief History of Time. The success of A Brief History indicates that there is widespread interest in the big. A Brief History of Time - Stephen Hawking Chapter 1 - Our Picture of the Universe Chapter 2 - Space and Time Chapter 3.
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He grew up in St. Albans in England as the eldest of four children. He graduated from Oxford University with top grades in physics, before moving to Cambridge University to study cosmology. Nevertheless, he married his wife Jane Wilde in , with whom he had three children, and completed his PhD.
In an emergency procedure took away his ability to talk, but a cutting-edge device developed at Cambridge University allowed him to control a computer voice by moving his cheek muscles. His work on black holes earned him fame among scientific circles, but his public prominence came with the publication of A Brief History of Time in After the book became a bestseller, he was considered a celebrity scientist.
Hawking divorced Jane in and married his nurse Elaine Mason. The two split in In , a Hollywood film, The Theory of Everything , celebrated his life and struggles with his disability. Hawking passed away on March 14, at age Download it! Historical Context of A Brief History of Time A Brief History of Time discusses the development and history of cosmology from Ancient Greece all the way through to the s, and as such covers a broad range of historical periods.
Over that time, discussion of the wider universe moved from a philosophical or religious matter to one of science and, later, primarily physics.
Thus, the history of science is one of ever-increasing complexity. Other Books Related to A Brief History of Time While Hawking updated and extended A Brief History of Time in later editions, he also released works in later years to discuss more up-to-date theories and trends in physics. Instead, the authors explain M-theory, which posits there could be innumerable alternate universes, and while the rules that apply to our own support the existence of life, that is most likely not so for the majority of other universes.
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Paperback Verified Purchase. Its aim is not just listing some topics, but introducing modern physics by examining current scientific answers, although not complete, to fundamental questions like: Where did we come from? Why is the universe the way it is?
Was there the beginning of time? Is there an ultimate theory that can explain everything? We don't have such a theory yet. I have read the first edition when I was a high school student around , and this book is the revised version revised in Compared to the first version, there are little changes.
But there is one noticeable change in his point of view on the ultimate theory. According to him, recent findings on "dualities" seem to indicate that it would not be able to express an ultimate theory in a single fundamental formation.
Instead, we may have to apply different theories to different situations, but in the areas which they overlap, they must coincide. The book has a lot of merits. Firstly, non-native English users including myself would feel comfortable and find it easy to read.
He doesn't use difficult words and his writing style is clear. In the sense, he is better than other English scientific authors like R. Penrose, J. Gleick and I. Secondly, the level of the book is well-chosen for general readers and the total page number is just less than pages.
If they read the book, at least, they would be able to learn more about how the universe began, how the stars have been formed, and how we have come here as the result of the evolution of the universe. More than that, the book contains interesting stories of some Nobel Prize winners in physics with their results related to the mentioned fundamental questions.
This will help readers understand the 20th century's progress in physics. Thirdly, among the physicists who have contributed in searching an ultimate theory, the author himself is distinguished. He showed that a black hole radiates light, so we can say that a black hole is not completely black.
Up to the time he presented this theory, everyone believed that a black hole can only absorb everything around it, but radiates nothing. To find the ultimate theory, we have to consolidate general relativity and quantum mechanics, but the two theories are inconsistent in many cases.
But Hawking skillfully applied both of them to black holes, and obtained the result. The physicist, L. Smolin regards his finding as a starting point toward the ultimate theory. That we can read a book where Hawking himself explains about his theory for general readers is thrilling.
As I mentioned above, this is my second reading of the book.
When I first read the book as a high school student, it was impressive for him to explain that at the beginning of the universe, there was a singularity where the energy density is infinite, and so the law of physics including general relativity, cannot hold. But at the second reading, I found out that what Hawking really wanted to say was not that we cannot know the beginning of the universe, but that we need another theory that can explain the beginning by considering both general relativity and quantum mechanics.
Actually, in the book, he introduces his "no boundary" theory which explains it without the singularity. But this theory has been neither verified nor disproved by experiments until now. Here is my advice for a reader. Don't think that you have to understand every word and sentence. Less than pages, the book contains a lot of things and the author does his best in explaining them easily.
For example, its explanation about the history from the beginning of the universe to the first living things on earth is outstanding. And about time travel, its arguments are ever clear and reasonable for me. But, in a few parts, the explanations are just sketchy, so if a reader is not already an expert, he could not fully understand them. When you meet such parts, just move forward.
The most important thing is to learn some things and enjoy the reading. Kindle Edition Verified Purchase. I can see why it was a best seller worldwide because Stephen was a very entertaining and humorous writer.
His explanations of concepts in Astrophysics that I had found inexplicable were a lot clearer by the time I finished reading "A Brief History of Time. The man who was Stephen Hawking genuinely surprised me. I'm seventy-three and rarely get surprised by much anymore.
But in Stephen Hawking the writer I found a kindred spirit and a remarkable human being. Having finally made his acquaintance through his writing, I felt that I had been touched by genius. Kaui Top Contributor: Historical Fiction Books. I read this book with my oldest son 13 almost 14 years old and enjoyed it even more than when I first read it in the 90s. Stephen Hawking is a brilliant writer.
His knowledge of his field theoretical physics is vast, deep, and emotional. His ability to distill complex ideas into accessable analogies rivals Richard Rhodes who brilliantly describes Mad Cow Disease in Deadly Feasts and the atom bomb in Atomic Bomb , whom I consider to be the best in class for this ability. I had no appreciation for Dr.
Hawkings' skill when I first read this book - probably because I skimmed it. Talk about rewarding! My experience with reading this book with my son has been so positive that we are looking forward to reading the Feynman Lectures together, this time with my husband, this fall. Who knows, I might become an accidental physicist. If you want to know how the world and the universe works then this book is certainly the one to read.
From Quantum Mechanics, providing key sight into extremely small particles and matter that makes up the universe, to relativity general and special which describes how space and time works is what this book is all about. What I liked most was Hawking's writing style where he inserts both humour where required he opens with the Turtle challenge by a member of the audience as well as plain and easy language to explain concepts about complex topics.
Whilst the detail went a little over my head it was nice to go through and pick out areas that made sense. Then again I was able to read a GetAbstract summary on this book and get more out of it. It really depends on what you want to learn and how much. Three key takeaways from the book: An expanding universe does not preclude a creator, but it does place limits on when he might have carried out his job! The police make use of the Doppler effect to measure the speed of cars by measuring the wavelength of pulses of radio waves reflected off them.
Hawking's book is the most understandable description of the physics of time and matter that I've encountered. Not a text book on physics - it's an explanation of classical relativity and quantum mechanics for laymen that focuses on the origin and future of the universe.
It describes what scientists have discovered so far and how their thinking has changed over time, and then discusses the possible futures that seem to be implied. Relativity and quantum mechanics are not easy subjects, but this book is as good as it gets for those who want to learn a bit about them without becoming an expert.
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