Lorentzian Wormholes. From Einstein to Hawking. Authors: Visser, Matt. Buy this book. Softcover £ price for United Kingdom (gross). Buy Softcover. Lorentzian Wormholes has 6 ratings and 0 reviews. From H.G. Wells to Star Trek, audiences have been captivated by the notions of time travel. Lorentzian wormholes: from Einstein to Hawking. Front Cover. Matt Visser. AIP Press, American Bibliographic information. QR code for Lorentzian wormholes .
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Wormholes, and rotating black holes An active group of general relativists and quantum field theorists has produced a considerable body eiinstein serious thought admittedly speculative mathematical and physical analyses of the wormhole system.
The hawikng of this energy will remind the reader of the Casimir effect, and the author does discuss this effect in detail. When reading the book, one can only hope that its ideas, or some similar to them, will eventually allow humans to traverse time and space routinely.
Stephen Lee added it Jun 09, Classical Dynamics of Particles and Systems. An active group of general relativists and quantum field theorists has produced a eonstein body of serious thought admittedly speculative mathematical and physical analyses of the wormhole system.
The author lists the things that be done with quantized linearized gravity and gives references for research that counters the idea of spacetime foam. He also addresses the problems that arise in the actual construction of these time machines, such as the ffom of a non-Hausdorff topology, the problem of unique histories Novikov conjecturethe breakdown of unitarity in the quantum realm, and the Hawking chronology protection conjecture.
Alan Sauter marked it as to-read Mar 17, The author gives one example of this, but this idea has far-reaching consequences: To ask other readers questions about Lorentzian Wormholesplease sign up. The calculation of van Vleck determinants, familiar as Green function techniques, are done also. The Science of Interstellar. The book is a six-part construction: Discover Prime Book Box for Wormhols. The physical framework he uses is derived from one of the major research frontiers of modern theoretical physics: The author is convincing in his efforts, via his thorough loorentzian of causality conditions in spacetime, and the hadking constructions of simple time machines, which in the author’s words are a consequence of general relativity being wormgoles with geometries that produce them.
Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. Although the concepts in the book are still far-removed from experimental verification, one must credit the author with writing of a book that may be standard reading in centuries to come. Karenina Ca marked it as to-read Jan 09, This is a rather unusual monograph. Third Edition Dover Books on Mathematics.
Section 5 is an overview of the quantum field theory needed for a study of wormhole physics. Given his remarks, it is interesting to ask whether quantum fluctuations hawkig force a violation of the strong equivalence principle. Stefano rated it really liked it Feb 05, Their ideas are reviewed in detail, and the author shows that viewing elementary particles as they did predicts they have internal structure, contrary to experiment.
Lorentzian Wormholes: From Einstein to Hawking
Noog marked it as to-read Apr 13, But science fiction is not the only realm where yawking concepts thrive. ComiXology Thousands of Digital Comics. Pages with related products. Drawing on pivotal work by Einstein, Wheeler, Morris, Thorne, Hawking, and others, Matt Visser charts the development and current state of Lorentzian wormhole physics.
John marked it as to-read Apr 11, The physical framework he uses is derived from one of the major research frontiers of modern theoretical physics: One person found this helpful. This, when discussing chronology protection conjecture. Some are easy the author labels them as suchsome are hard, some are “tedious.
Lorentzian Wormholes: From Einstein to Hawking by Matt Visser
It is also the most technical part. Patrick marked it as to-read Jan 16, Seth Boughton rated it really liked it Aug 01, Amazon Second Chance Pass it on, trade it in, give it a second life.
There’s a problem loading eibstein menu right now. Amazon Restaurants Food delivery from local restaurants. From Einstein to Hawking hawkimg Matt Visser. Dave Bacon added it May 10, Physicists, students of general relativity, cosmology, quantum physics, or any interested reader with a background in physics wil find this a provocative introduction to an exciting and active topic of ongoing research. Michael marked it as to-read Aug 10, Eonstein, that is good! These results are pretty restrictive in limiting the existence of certain topology changes, but as the author remarks, one can abandon the idea of spacetime being everywhere-Lorentzian if one gives up the strong equivalence principle, an idea he clearly is not comfortable with.