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Author Close, F. E.
Title Nothing : a very short introduction / Frank Close.
Imprint Oxford : Oxford University Press, 2009.
Book Jacket
 Main Collection  QC6 .C588 2009    AVAILABLE


Call # QC6 .C588 2009
Phys. Description 157 p. : ill., maps ; 18 cm.
Series Very short introductions
Very short introductions ; 205.
Note "First pub. in hardback as The Void 2007. First pub. as a Very Short Introduction 2009"--T.p. verso.
Bibliog. Includes bibliographical references (p. 147-150) and index.
Contents Much ado about nothing -- How empty is an atom? -- Space -- Waves in what? -- Travelling on a light beam -- The cost of free space -- The infinite sea -- The Higgs vacuum -- The new void.
Summary What is 'the void'? What remains when you take all the matter away? Can empty space - 'nothing' - exist? This text explores the science & history of the elusive void - from Aristotle's theories to black holes & quantum particles, & why our very latest discoveries about the vacuum can tell us extraordinary things about the cosmos.
Subject Physics -- Philosophy.
Nothing (Philosophy)
Physics -- Philosophy -- History.
Alt Author Close, F. E. Void.
ISBN 9780199225866 (pbk.)
0199225869 (pbk.)