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Cosmic Time Travel : A Scientific Odyssey - Barry R. Parker

Cosmic Time Travel

A Scientific Odyssey

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<>A fascinating examination of the possibility of time travel and the scientific breakthrough that may make it happen. <>

Introductionp. 1
Einstein and the Elasticity of Timep. 13
Einstein: The Manp. 18
The Discovery of Time Dilationp. 27
Relativistic Time Travel and the Twin Paradoxp. 33
Four-dimensional Space-timep. 35
Space That Bends and Twistsp. 41
What Is Space?p. 41
The Geometry of Spacep. 43
Gaussp. 44
Bolyai, Lobachevski, and Hyperbolic Geometryp. 48
Riemann and Elliptical Geometryp. 51
Extension to the Fourth Dimensionp. 55
Hyperspace Time Travelp. 58
Global and Local Curved Spacep. 60
Other Universesp. 62
Taming the Curvaturep. 65
Zurichp. 71
To Praguep. 72
Collaboration with Grossmanp. 74
Other Gravitational Theoriesp. 77
To Berlinp. 78
The Final Strugglep. 80
Curved Space-time and Matterp. 82
The Twin Paradox Resolvedp. 85
The Nature of Time and Space-timep. 87
The "Flow" of Timep. 90
Can Time be Reversed?p. 91
Thermodynamics and the Arrow of Timep. 93
Other Arrows of Timep. 96
Universal Timep. 99
Time at the Ends of Timep. 100
Space and Timep. 101
The Discovery of Space-time Tunnelsp. 103
The Acceptance of General Relativityp. 103
The Schwarzschild Solutionp. 109
The Einstein-Rosen Bridgep. 117
Kruskal Coordinatesp. 119
Details of the Wormholep. 120
Rips in the Fabric of Space: Black Holesp. 121
The Invisible Pupp. 121
Neutron Stars and Life Cyclesp. 124
Black Holesp. 126
Properties of Black Holesp. 130
Geometry of a Schwarzschild Black Holep. 135
Spinning Gatewaysp. 141
The "No Hair" Theoremp. 143
Primordial Black Holesp. 146
Exploding Black Holesp. 148
Details of Kerr Black Holesp. 154
In Orbit Around a Kerr Black Holep. 156
A Trip into a Kerr Black Holep. 158
Other Types of Black Holesp. 161
Searching For Time Tunnelsp. 165
Cyg X-1p. 167
LMC X-3p. 173
A0620-00p. 178
SS 433p. 181
Galactic Black Holesp. 184
Is There a Black Hole in the Center of Our Galaxy?p. 187
Why Are There So Few Black Hole Candidates?p. 188
Journey into a Black Holep. 191
Journey into a Black Holep. 192
Fundamental Problemsp. 202
Tidal Forcesp. 205
Exits and White Holesp. 208
Radiation Problemsp. 209
Causality Problemsp. 210
Wormholesp. 213
Overcoming the Problemsp. 215
Sagan and Thornep. 215
Working Out the Detailsp. 216
Exotic Matterp. 219
Transforming the Wormhole into a Time Machinep. 222
Other Methods of Making Time Machinesp. 226
Tipler's Time Machinesp. 228
Causality Revisitedp. 231
Friedmanp. 232
Building a Traversable Wormholep. 233
Quantum Gravityp. 235
Wormholes and Other Universesp. 239
Hawking's Wormholesp. 239
Controversyp. 242
Other Universesp. 245
Other Wormholesp. 251
Trouble in Wormvillep. 253
Another Approach to Wormholes and Other Universesp. 255
Advanced Civilizations and Time Travelp. 259
Evidence for Other Solar Systemsp. 259
Statistical Evidence for Lifep. 262
Tipler's Viewsp. 266
Large-Scale Radio Searchesp. 268
Supercivilizationsp. 270
Could an Advanced Civilization Build and Maintain a Wormhole?p. 272
Networks of Wormholesp. 273
Faster Then Light?p. 275
Tachyonsp. 276
Properties of Tachyonsp. 277
Detecting Tachyonsp. 278
Do Tachyons Exist?p. 279
Other Methods of Obtaining Superluminal Speedsp. 281
The Quantum Connectionp. 283
Epiloguep. 285
Glossaryp. 289
Bibliographyp. 297
Indexp. 303
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ISBN: 9780738206325
ISBN-10: 0738206326
Audience: Professional
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 308
Published: 1st January 2002
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 20.88 x 14.05  x 1.75
Weight (kg): 0.36
Edition Number: 1