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5.0 out of 5 stars Modern Theories on Space and Time, 11 May 2009
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This is an extremely interesting, up-to-date account of various approaches to understanding space and time, by some of the leading thinkers in the field. The first chapter is a description from the point of view of cosmology and astronomy, including a history of the subject since Einstein. The next three chapters are written by foremost mathematicians whose research has also spanned physics. They outline their varying ideas as to how space, time and quantum theory can be married to understand what has been observed. The second chapter explains the approach of Shahn Majid, which focusses on the foundational and conceptual aspects of the subject. In chapter four, Connes explains his viewpoint incorporating his ideas regarding the origin of particles and forces in physics. Chapter 3 expands on Roger Penrose's theories regarding quantum theory and cosmology. The final two chapters are more philosophical in nature and include theological motivations. The book has something for everyone interested in this field. Whilst some of the chapters hint at technicalities, this does not detract from what is a semi-popular account, and an excellent account of the different aspects of some of the most fundamental questions that we can ask.
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