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Author Gaughan, Richard, author.

Title Wormholes explained / Richard Gaughan.

Publication Info. New York, NY : Enslow Publishing, 2019.


Location Call No. Status
 GDL Central Library Children's Non-fiction    j 523.1 GAU    Available
Description 80 pages : color illustrations ; 24 cm.
text txt rdacontent
still image sti rdacontent
unmediated n rdamedia
volume nc rdacarrier
Series The mysteries of space
Mysteries of space.
Summary "A wormhole is a tubelike distortion of time and space connecting distant places in the universe. Wormholes have been featured in many movies, but can they really exist? Wormholes are a prediction of scientific theories, and the precision of mathematics allows them to be described, even before they have ever been seen. Untangling complex physics theories with accessible language and captivating imagery, this text explores the development and evaluation of scientific theories behind wormholes. Supporting the Next Generation Science Standards' emphasis on scientific collection and analysis of data and evidence-based theories, this book will help students grasp the importance of mathematical models of reality, laying the groundwork for a deeper understanding of the nature of science."-- Provided by publisher.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents Wormholes in the imagination -- Theories of gravity -- What is the universe? -- Scientific reasoning -- Proving general relativity -- Through the wormhole.
Subject Wormholes (Physics) -- Juvenile literature.
Space and time -- Juvenile literature.
Cosmology -- Juvenile literature.
General relativity (Physics) -- Juvenile literature.
Genre/Form Informational works.
ISBN 9780766099654 (library binding)
0766099652 (library binding)
9780766099661 (paperback)
0766099660 (paperback)

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