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Fantastic Numbers And Where To Find Them: A Journey to The Edge of Physics

Author: Antonio Padilla.

Fantastic Numbers And Where To Find Them: A Journey to The Edge of Physics

Author: Antonio Padilla.

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Item #: D34681
Format: Paperback
Pages: 340
Publication Date: 2023
Publisher: Picador
ISBN: 9781250872821
For physicists like James Clerk Maxwell or Albert Einstein, the search for mathematical truths led to new understandings of the ultimate nature of reality. But what are these truths? Taking a tour of nine of the most extraordinary numbers in physics, Antonio Padilla explores Graham's number, which could collapse your head into a singularity; TREE(3), whose f... More
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For physicists like James Clerk Maxwell or Albert Einstein, the search for mathematical truths led to new understandings of the ultimate nature of reality. But what are these truths? Taking a tour of nine of the most extraordinary numbers in physics, Antonio Padilla explores Graham's number, which could collapse your head into a singularity; TREE(3), whose finite nature can never be definitively proved; and the number measuring the balance of energy needed to allow the universe to exist for more than just a moment.


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