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Author Krauss, Lawrence M., 1954-

Title The physics of Star Trek / Lawrence M. Krauss ; with a foreword by Stephen Hawking
Edition First HarperPerennial edition
Published New York : Basic Books, [1995]


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 MELB  791.4572 Kra/Pos  AVAILABLE
Description xvi, 188 pages, <4> leaves of plates : illustrations ; 22 cm
Contents Newton antes -- Einstein raises -- Hawking shows his hand -- Data ends the game -- Atoms or bits -- The most bang for your buck -- Holodecks and holograms -- The search for Spock -- The menagerie of possibilities -- Impossibilities: the undiscoverable country
Summary With a foreword by the most renowned Trekker of all (and one-time Next Generation bit player), Stephen Hawking, and featuring a section on the top ten physics bloopers and blunders in Star Trek as selected by Nobel Prize-winning physicists and other dedicated Trekkers, this is a volume that will add a whole new dimension to your enjoyment of the series and to your appreciation of the universe we live in!
If you enjoy watching Star Trek, you're in good company. Some of the most distinguished physicists in the world, from Kip Thorne to Steven Weinberg and Sheldon Glashow, tune in, and a popular pastime at professional physics meetings and over e-mail is a discussion of the science in the series. Now you can join the fun. Anyone who has ever wondered, "could this really happen?" will gain useful insights into the Star Trek universe (and, incidentally, the real world of physics) in this charming and accessible guide. Lawrence M. Krauss boldly goes where Star Trek has gone - and beyond. He uses the Star Trek future as a launching pad to discuss the forefront of modern physics today. From Newton to Hawking, from Einstein to Feynman, from Kirk to Picard, Krauss leads you on a voyage to the world of physics as we now know it and as it might one day be
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 175-176) and index
Subject Star trek (Television program)
Star trek (Television program)
Star Trek television programs.
Physics -- Popular works.
Physics -- Fiction -- Popular works.
Space sciences -- Popular works.
Space sciences.
Video games.
Genre/Form Fiction.
LC no. 95033266
ISBN 0465005594