Before the Beginning: Cosmology Explained
Boyars/Bowerdean, 1993 - Political Science - 135 pages
Briefings is a new series of short books to explain and clarify complex contemporary subjects, written for non-specialists by experts in their fields. Themes and topics covered will include Feminism, Education, Cosmology, Medical Ethics, Structuralism, Quantum Physics and Comparative Religion among others.
Before the Beginning is a radical attempt to explain and redefine the origins and purpose of creation. Professor Ellis deals clearly and authoritatively with new scientific theories explaining how things began and elucidates the laws which control the operation of the universe. In addition he describes the complex mechanism by which the laws of physics appear to govern and facilitate, as well as to sustain human life. His conclusions about the very meaning of life are often unexpected, but the process by which he reaches them is illuminating and scientifically sound, as would be expected from one of the world's foremost cosmologists.
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THE SCIENTIFIC UNDERSTANDING
The Physical Universe
Emerging Questions and Uncertainties
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Anthropic Principle Anthropic question approach arrow atoms basic basis behaviour Big Bang black hole boundary conditions causal Chapter chemical claim complex systems consider Cosmology dark matter density determine discussed distance early Universe Earth effect elements energy ethical evidence evolution evolutionary example existence expanding universe expansion explain feature forces foundations function fundamental fundamental forces galaxies gravitational hierarchical horizon Hot Dark Matter human implies initial conditions interactions issues kind laws of physics light limits living logical Mach's Principle major mathematics million molecules moral nature neutrons nuclei objects observations occur Olber's Paradox organisation particle horizon particles particular physical cosmology physical laws planets possible predict present problem proposed protons quantum cosmology quantum mechanics quantum theory quarks radiation realised reality redshifts religious result scientific Solar System space-time specific stars structure surface take place temperature tion ultimate underlying understanding University Press viewpoint