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Cosmic Numbers: The Numbers That Define Our Universe epub ebook

by James D. Stein

Cosmic Numbers: The Numbers That Define Our Universe epub ebook

Author: James D. Stein
Category: Astronomy & Space Science
Language: English
Publisher: Basic Books; 1 edition (September 6, 2011)
Pages: 240 pages
ISBN: 0465021980
ISBN13: 978-0465021987
Rating: 4.2
Votes: 490
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In Cosmic Numbers, mathematician James Stein offers a tour of some of these constant. hese are numbers . But the numbers that really count are the ones described in this book! They tell us why we see the universe we do and not see something else.

In Cosmic Numbers, mathematician James Stein offers a tour of some of these constant. hese are numbers we take for granted today, but Stein stresses the lengths people went to determine them. After reading this very enlightening, informative and entertaining book, you’ll see why some numbers are just a bit more equal than others. Leonard Wapner, El Camino College. We memorized them in our high school science classes.

In Cosmic Numbers, mathematics professor James D. Stein traces the discovery, evolution, and interrelationships of the numbers that define our world. Everyone knows about the speed of light and absolute zero, but numbers like Boltzmann's constant and the Chandrasekhar limit are not as well known, and they do far more than one might imagine: They tell us how this world began and what the future holds. Much more than a gee-whiz collection of facts and figures, Cosmic Numbers illuminates why particular numbers are so important-both to the scientist and to the rest of us.

Some numbers, such as your phone number or your Social Security number, are decidedly more important than others. But the numbers on this list are of cosmic importance-they are the fundamental concepts that define our universe, that make the existence of life possible and that will decide the ultimate fate of the universe

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1 online resource (xii, 228 pages). Our fascination with numbers begins when we are children, and continues, for most of us, throughout our lives. We start counting our fingers and toes, and end up balancing check books and calculating risk. So powerful is the appeal of numbers that many people ascribe to them a mystical significance. And there are some numbers whose importance even transcends the supernatural-these numbers work to explain our universe and how it behaves. In Cosmic Numbers, mathematics professor James Stein traces the discovery, evolution, and interrelationships of the.

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One of the books I purchased recently was Cosmic Numbers: The Numbers That Define Our Universe by James D. Stein talks about the following constants in the book: 1. The Gravitational Constant (G). 2. The Speed of Light (c). 3. The Ideal Gas Constant. 5. Avogardo’s Number. 6. Electricity and the Proportionality Constant. 7. The Boltzmann Constant. 8. The Plank Constant

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Our fascination with numbers begins when we are children and continues throughout our lives. We start counting our fingers and toes and end up balancing checkbooks and calculating risk. So powerful is the appeal of numbers that many people ascribe to them a mystical significance. Other numbers go beyond the supernatural, working to explain our universe and how it behaves.

In Cosmic Numbers, mathematics professor James D. Stein traces the discovery, evolution, and interrelationships of the numbers that define our world. Everyone knows about the speed of light and absolute zero, but numbers like Boltzmann's constant and the Chandrasekhar limit are not as well known, and they do far more than one might imagine: They tell us how this world began and what the future holds. Much more than a gee-whiz collection of facts and figures, Cosmic Numbers illuminates why particular numbers are so important—both to the scientist and to the rest of us.

Reviews (7)
porosh
Stein wrote this book in 2011. On page 199 he writes about Omega, " ...but no one has come up with a theory that explains why this ratio should be exactly equal to one."
Yet Alan Guth, in 1997, in The Inflationary Universe, wrote on page 177, "To understand why inflation drives omega toward one, we can begin..." And Guth goes on to explain very clearly why Omega might be 1. This was figured out over a decade ago! Shame on Stein for not doing his homework. Grand Unified Theories have addressed Omega for decades.
This is an uninspired book, without basic illustrations, and I was constantly frustrated until I stopped reading. There is a rich literature on the values of Standard Model parameters, the so-called numbers of the universe, but this book is not part of that literature.
There are some nice historical vignettes that are worth reading and the author has included some equations (many writers or editors are wimps and leave out anything involving numbers) but the core science is lacking depth.

Dusar
Finally, a book written for the rest of us who need to have physics explained in little tidbits of real English. Of course, he DID put in some math, but refrained from loading us down with it. He has a very readable style of writing so it was a pleasure to read. I wish the school books were written like this so kids could fall in love with these fascinating subjects.

Sirara
Absolutely outstanding! One of the only quasi technical books I have ever read that talks about some rather powerful concepts in a pleasing narrative way. If you like he will allow you to follow the math, but it is not necessary. Having been an academician and teaching chemistry to college students, I would have given my eye teeth to have his clarity of thought, and intelligence. If you have any interest in, chemistry, physics or math, I highly recommend!!

Dalallador
This book is highly interesting and informative on universe and cosmos and the concepts are presented in a very innovative style. However, as it is highly loaded with mathematical treatment, common reader would find it extremely difficult to understand. The very concept probably could have been presented with minimum of mathematics but with lucid diagrams and sketches. The anecdotes of various scientists, physicists and astronomers are very interesting. Nevertheless, the book is highly recommended to those who have already some background of astronomy knowledge.

Meztihn
In many ways our universe is quite knowable, such as the speed of light, the Universal Law of Gravitation, and the efficiency of hydrogen fusion. Frequently this predictability is described by mathematics. The author shows us the stories about the struggles, successes, and humanity of the scientists and mathematicians who discovered some of these important laws. I found the book interesting, insightful, and easy to read.

RUL
This book is a gift for a person who understands numbers in a most scientific way and whom I'm hoping will find this book very light reading.

Bundis
Being part of the engineering community- it is always beneficial to explore the context of our mathematical tools. Cheers.Alex

This is a really marvelous book. It is informative yet possesses a comfortable, conversational tone. The topics are covered in sufficient technical depth, yet are presented in a manner making them quite accessible. Very highly recommended.

But I did mention one caveat: this is a book that cries out loudly and plaintively for a generous dose of illustration. Yet it is completely devoid of even a single figure. Still, don't let that stop you. It is a wonderful read.

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