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Author Tegmark, Max, author.
Title Our mathematical universe : my quest for the ultimate nature of reality / Max Tegmark.
Published New York : Alfred A. Knopf, 2014.
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 Floor4  QB981 .T44 2014    IN LIBRARY
Edition First edition.
Description viii, 421 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
Content Type text
Format volume
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages [401]-405) and index.
Contents What is reality? -- Part One: Zooming out. Our place in space ; Our place in time ; Our universe by numbers ; Our cosmic origins ; Welcome to the multiverse -- Part Two: Zooming in. Cosmic legos ; The Level III multiverse -- Part Three: Stepping back. Internal reality, external reality and consensus reality ; Physical reality and mathematical reality ; Is time an illusion? ; The Level IV multiverse ; Life, our universe and everything.
Summary "Max Tegmark leads us on an astonishing journey through past, present, and future, and through the physics, astronomy and mathematics that are the foundation of his work, most particularly his hypothesis that our physical reality is a mathematical structure and his theory of the ultimate multiverse. In a dazzling combination of both popular and ground-breaking science, he not only helps us grasp his often mind-boggling theories (his website gives a flavor of how they might boggle the mind), but he also shares with us some of the often surprising triumphs and disappointments that have shaped his life as a scientist. Fascinating from first to last--here is a book for the full science-reading spectrum"-- Provided by publisher.
Subject Cosmology -- Mathematics.
Mathematical physics.
Plurality of worlds.
ISBN 9780307599803 hardback $30.00
0307599809 hardback
9780307744258 paperback
0307744256 paperback
9780385350495 (ebook)
OCLC number 847842647