A Brief History of Time
A Brief History of Time attempts to explain a range of subjects in cosmology, including the Big Bang, black holes and light cones, to the nonspecialist reader. Its main goal is to give an overview of the subject but, unusual for a popular science book, it also attempts to explain some complex... show more
A Brief History of Time attempts to explain a range of subjects in cosmology, including the Big Bang, black holes and light cones, to the nonspecialist reader. Its main goal is to give an overview of the subject but, unusual for a popular science book, it also attempts to explain some complex mathematics. The author notes that an editor warned him that for every equation in the book the readership would be halved, hence it includes only a single equation: E = mc2. In addition to Hawking's abstinence from equations, the book also simplifies matters by means of illustrations throughout the text, depicting complex models and diagrams.
Publish date: 6 kwietnia 1995
Publisher: Bantam Books
Pages no: 240
Edition language: English
A very thought provoking read.I'd love to say I understood everything in this book, but having never taken a physics coarse, there were some things that were difficult for me to understand. However, I think Hawking does a good job of simplifying the information and giving real-world examples that ma...
Definitely one of my favourite books. Simple explanation, enough for a kid like me to understand.It scares me a little though, when I realised how little knowledge we have.Also, I fell in love with Hawking's sense of humour.
Surprisingly accesible, even if I did only understand about 1/4 of it (Quantum Mechanics, Uncertainty Principle, Thermodynamics, they make my eyes cross trying to understand them!) but I at least grasped the major concepts and theories. The personal anecdotes and asides are well placed and a nice br...
Ever since I took up physics in year 11 I have had a love affair with the subject, which is odd since I went on to study an arts/law degree (but that probably had something to do with the fact that I would not have had the staying power to pour all of my energy into helping human knowledge advance t...
Stephen Hawking wielkim naukowcem jest. Za to że (jako naukowiec) wymyślił co wymyślił. Za to że stawia najważniejsze na świecie pytanie – DLACZEGO?. Za to, że potrafi napisać NIE WIEM. Za to, że umie o wszystkich skomplikowanych i dla niewprawionego ucha trudnych do wyobrażenia tematach mówić ludzk...
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