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- Oxford University Press 1999; US$ 18.99
For many decades, the proponents of `artificial intelligence' have maintained that computers will soon be able to do everything that a human can do. In his bestselling work of popular science, Sir Roger Penrose takes us on a fascinating roller-coaster ride through the basic principles of physics, cosmology, mathematics, and philosophy to show that... more...
- Random House 2013; US$ 17.58
What came before the Big Bang? How did the universe begin and must it inevitably end? In this remarkable book Roger Penrose brilliantly illuminates some of the deepest mysteries of the universe. Cycles of Time contains a penetrating analysis of the second law of thermodynamics - according to which the 'randomness'... more...
- Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2011; US$ 15.95
From the best-selling author of The Emperor?s New Mind and The Road to Reality, a groundbreaking book that provides new views on three of cosmology?s most profound questions: What, if anything, came before the Big Bang? What is the source of order in our universe? What is its ultimate future? Current understanding of our universe dictates that... more...
- Oxford University Press, UK 2006; US$ 54.99
The book presents the life and personality, the scientific and philosophical work of Ludwig Boltzmann. His tragic life ending with his suicide is described in detail. A substantial part of the book is devoted to discussing his work establishing the atomic structure of matter and his influence on modern physics. - ;This book presents the life and personality,... more...
- Penguin Publishing Group 2006; US$ 19.95
Robert Geroch builds on Einstein's work with commentary that addresses the ideas at the heart of the theory, bringing a modern understanding of relativity to the text. He elucidates how special relativity is a reconciliation of the contradictions between the nature of light and the principle of relativity; he expands on Einstein's treatment of the... more...
- Cambridge University Press 1984; US$ 72.00
This volume introduces and systematically develops the calculus of 2-spinors. more...
- Cambridge University Press 1986; US$ 84.00
In the two volumes that comprise this work Roger Penrose and Wolfgang Rindler introduce the calculus of 2-spinors and the theory of twistors, and discuss in detail how these powerful and elegant methods may be used to elucidate the structure and properties of space-time. In volume 1, Two-spinor calculus and relativistic fields, the calculus of 2-spinors... more...