The Constants of Nature: The Numbers That Encode the Deepest Secrets of the Universe (Google eBook)Reality as we know it is bound by a set of constants—numbers and values that dictate the strengths of forces like gravity, the speed of light, and the masses of elementary particles. In The Constants of Nature, Cambridge Professor and bestselling author John D.Barrow takes us on an exploration of these governing principles. Drawing on physicists such as Einstein and Planck, Barrow illustrates with stunning clarity our dependence on the steadfastness of these principles. But he also suggests that the basic forces may have been radically different during the universe’s infancy, and suggests that they may continue a deeply hidden evolution. Perhaps most tantalizingly, Barrow theorizes about the realities that might one day be found in a universe with different parameters than our own. From the Trade Paperback edition. 
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Review: The Constants of Nature: The Numbers That Encode the Deepest Secrets of the Universe
User Review  Rama  GoodreadsChanging Constants n order to explain physical reality, physicists measure and determine physical quantities/parameters/information related to the object/subject in question using well defined laws ... Read full review
Review: The Constants of Nature: The Numbers That Encode the Deepest Secrets of the Universe
User Review  Jim  GoodreadsLet's start with what this book is not about. It's not about mathematical constants such as pi and little e, the natural logarithm. It is about constants of physics such as Planck's constant, the ... Read full review
Contents
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The Quest for a Theory  53 
Eddingrons Unfinished Symphony  77 
The Mystery of die Very Large Numbers  96 
Biology and die Srars  119 
Altering Consranrs and Rewriting Hisrorv  177 
New Dimensions  201 
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