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The Road to Reality: A Complete Guide to the Physical Universe

By: Roger Penrose

1094 pages, 450 illus

Jonathan Cape

Paperback | Feb 2006 | #153938 | ISBN: 0099440687
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Hardback | Jul 2004 | #136351 | ISBN: 0224044478
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Describes the present understanding of the universe, covering the ideas of calculus and modern geometry; notions of infinity; relativity theory; the foundations and controversies of quantum mechanics; the standard model of particle physics; cosmosology; the big bang; black holes; the profound challenge of the second law of thermodynamics; string and M theory; loop quantum gravity; fashions in science and new directions.

'A truly remarkable book...this is just the sort of book that could inspire mathematical awakenings' Sunday Times

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Roger Penrose is Emeritus Rouse Ball Professor of Mathematics at the University of Oxford. He has received a number of prizes and awards, including the 1988 Wolf Prize for physics which he shared with Stephen Hawking for their joint contribution to our understanding of the universe.

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