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    Fred Alan Wolf(Author)

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From renowned physicist Fred Alan Wolf comes his enthralling and accessible exploration of parallel universes and the various theories surrounding them. In this "enthralling read" (Publishers Weekly), travel through the frontiers of space as physicist Fred Alan Wolf guides you through the complex yet intruging concept of parallel universes. Challenge your preceptions of the universe and explore ideas as varied as superspace theater and zero-time ghosts and even explore a future where time travel is real and black holes are gateways rather than endings.

Fred Alan Wolf is an author of eleven books, a physicist, and a lecturer who earned his PhD in theoretical physics at UCLA in 1963. He has taught at San Diego State University as well as the University of London, the University of Paris, the Hahn-Meitner Institute for Nuclear Physics in Berlin, and the Hebrew University of Jerusalem. He is a member of the Martin Luther King, Jr. Collegium of Scholars, and the author of eleven books including Mind into Matter and Taking the Quantum Leap, for which he received the National Book Award.

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  • PDF | 351 pages
  • Fred Alan Wolf(Author)
  • Simon & Schuster; Reprinted Ed edition (1 Feb. 1990)
  • English
  • 6
  • Science & Nature

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  • By Rama Rao on 15 November 2007

    This is a difficult subject to comprehend and the author does not help the reader to make it any easier: He not only confuses the reader but also makes it boring by repetition, innumerable references to; fiction, TV shows and other literature that is not directly related to physics. Although the book is free of physics and mathematics, the author could have spent few chapters to concentrate on the physics of parallel universes in layman's language to make the reader understand the physical principles on which physicists want us to believe in parallel universes. The book is described in six parts related to quantum physics, relativity, cosmology, time and parallel universe, understanding of our universe (with parallel universes) and psychology. The idea of parallel universe was first conceived by Hugh Everett III in 1957; his accounting of the famous double-slit experiment and wave particle duality is that since wave is not real but it is probability wave or quantum wave function that may be associated with two particles (in two universes) and not one particle (in one universe).The author could have hammered on topics such as Heisenberg's Uncertainty Principle (UP), the Observer Effect (Schrödinger's Cat, Wigner's Friend, EPR Paradox) on split and collapse of quantum wave function, antimatter, blackholes (Einstein-Rosen Bridge), invisibility of time, and better explanation of quantum mechanics and theory of relativity (both support the existence of parallel universes) in few short chapters and stay focused on the topic without wandering to fiction or other narratives. This would have helped a reader in understanding the concepts better. It is clear from this observation that the reader is not deprived of anything if he/she chooses not to own this book.

  • By Mrs. Anne Cato on 26 December 2010

    Covers a wide variey of topics, and concentrates on the physics of parallel universes inlayman's language to make the reader understand the physical principles.Very interesting read.Opens up the mind.

  • By Raphael Ravenscroft on 29 June 2014

    A great book, I have read it twice and it keeps the grey matter churning, to be honest it did take two reads for me too get my head round it, but it certainly makes you think and answers a thing or two, highly recommend


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