The Physics of Star Trek
What warps when you're traveling at warp speed? What's the difference between a holodeck and a hologram? What happens when you get beamed up? What's the difference between a wormhole and a black hole? What is antimatter, and why does the Enterprise need it? Are time loops really possible,... show more
What warps when you're traveling at warp speed? What's the difference between a holodeck and a hologram? What happens when you get beamed up? What's the difference between a wormhole and a black hole? What is antimatter, and why does the Enterprise need it? Are time loops really possible, and can I kill my grandmother before I am born? Discover the answers to these and many other fascinating questions from a renowned physicist and dedicated Trekker. Featuring a section on the top ten physics bloopers and blunders in Star Trek as selected by Nobel-Prize winning physicists and other devout Trekkers! "Today's science fiction is often tomorrow's science fact. The physics that underlines Star Trek is surely worth investigating. To confine our attention to terrestrial matters would be to limit the human spirit." --From the foreword by Stephen Hawking NATIONAL BESTSELLER! This book was not prepared, approved, licensed, or endorsed by any entity involved in creating or producing the Star Trek television series or films.
Publish date: September 25th 1996
Publisher: Basic Books
Pages no: 188
Edition language: English
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Well , I don't know the real expression which describes this book " not that bad " would be useful .I wanted to read something for Lawrence before reading A Universe From Nothing and I came here by accident , the book was good for me I found here many things which I wanted to know about , besid...
Unabridged, and (unfortunately) read by the author; check out the way he pronounces buttocks, had me crying with laughter...Butt(pause)OxAnd buttocks was used :a:lot:
There's an interesting discussion of the physics of transporter beams in section 23.9 of Penrose's The Road to Reality. Among other things, Penrose points out that teleportation is, in principle, achievable by sufficiently ingenious use of quantum entanglement. It requires, however, that the origin...
Libro molto interessante e non solo per i fan della serie. Un minimo di basi di fisica sono necessarie per capire le spiegazioni dell'autore, ma credo sia una cosa ovvia visto il titolo :) Molto interessante l'ultimo capitolo dove vengono mostrati alcuni errori della serie.
This book is a complete and utter waste of time and space. While I like physics and while I enjoyed reading this book when it was given to me as a birthday present, when I think about it, and in fact the more I think about it, the more pointless it becomes. Granted, science fiction has been a vehicl...