The physics of Star Trek

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Basic Books, Nov 1, 1995 - Performing Arts - 188 pages
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What exactly "warps" when you travel at warp speed? What is the difference between the "holodeck" and a hologram? What happens when you "beam up"? In this accessible introduction to physics, the author of Fear of Physics boldly goes where Star Trek has gone before--and beyond--taking readers on a voyage to the world of physics as we now know it--and as it might be one day. Photos.

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User Review  - Kym Andrew Robinson - Goodreads

This is a book that attempts to explain the technology and events that occur in the various shows and movies of Star Trek. It delves mostly into the physics and allows the reader to under stand that ... Read full review

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User Review  - Sarah Mahoney - Goodreads

While this is a very good book, I wasn't prepared for all of the heavy science thinking I was going to have to do. I think that I am too burnt out from my semester to handle this right now. I will have to revisit it later. ^_^ Read full review


THREE Hawking Shows His Hand
four Data Ends the Game
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Lawrence M. Krauss is a renowned cosmologist and popularizer of modern science and director of the Origins Project at Arizona State University. ?Hailed by Scientific American as a rare public intellectual, he is the author of more than three hundred scientific publications and 8 books, including the bestselling"The Physics of Star Trek", and the recipient of numerous international awards for his research and writing. ?He is an internationally known theoretical physicist with wide research interests, including the interface between elementary particle physics and cosmology, where his studies include the early universe, the nature of dark matter, general relativity and neutrino astrophysics. He received his Ph.D. in Physics from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in 1982 then joined the Harvard Society of Fellows. In 1985 he joined the faculty of Physics at Yale University, and moved to take his CWRU appointment in 1993 as Chairman of the Physics Department at Case, where his achievements included building one of the top particle astrophysics programs in the country, and the creation of a novel Master's Program in Physics Entrepreneurship.

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