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Title:
The image of eternity : roots of time in the physical world
Author:
Park, David, 1919-2012.
Personal Author:
Publication Information:
Amherst : University of Massachusetts Press, 1980.
Physical Description:
x, 149 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
General Note:
Includes index.
Language:
English
Reading Level:
1270 Lexile.
ISBN:
9780870232862
Format :
Book

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Table of Contents

Prefacep. ix
Introduction: What is There to Talk About? 1p. 1
The Ancient Obsession 2p. 7
The Greek Questions 3p. 13
The Newtonian Answer 4p. 22
Clocks 5p. 36
The Paradox of Reversible Motion 6p. 45
The Sense of Past and Future 7p. 59
The Universe Guessed at 8p. 66
A Model of a Changing Universe 9p. 76
Can We Finally Say Anything Sensible? 10p. 98
Appendix 1 No Magic in Maxwell's Demonp. 115
Appendix 2 Spacetime in the Theory of Relativityp. 118
Appendix 3 Mach's Principle and the Cosmic Numbersp. 124
Appendix 4 Some Notions of Cosmologyp. 127
Notesp. 135
Bibliographyp. 143
Indexp. 148