Table of contents for About time : Einstein's unfinished revolution / Paul Davies.


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CONTENTS

Preface

Prologue

Chapter 1: A Very Brief History of Time

Whose time is it anyway?

The quest for eternity

Escape from time

Cyclic worlds and the eternal return

Newton's time and the clockwork universe

Einstein's time

Is the universe dying?

The return of the eternal return

The start of it all

It happens when it happens

Chapter 2: Time for a Change

A gift from heaven

Goodbye to the ether

A timely solution

Interlude

Stretching time

The puzzle of the twins

Goodbye to the present

Time is money

Timescape

Chapter 3: Timewarps

The light barrier

Perpetual motion and the uphill struggle

Why time runs faster in space

The clock in the box

The best clock in the universe

The echo that arrived late

Going up in the world

Chapter 4: Black Holes: Gateways to the End of Time

Warp factor infinity

A dark mystery

Penetrating the magic circle

A singular problem

Beyond the end of time

Are they really out there?

Chapter 5: The Beginning of Time: When Exactly Was It?

The great clock in the sky

The big bang, and what happened before it

Older than the universe?

Einstein's greatest mistake

Two-timing the cosmos

Chapter 6: Einstein's Greatest Triumph?

The handwriting of God

Did the big bang ever happen?

What's a few billion years among friends?

A repulsive problem

The loitering universe

Chapter 7: Quantum Time

Time to tunnel

Watched kettles 166

Erasing the past

Spooky signals and psychic particles

Faster than light?

The time vanishes!

Chapter 8: Imaginary Time

The two cultures revisited

How time got started

The Hattie-Hawking theory

Imaginary clocks

Chapter 9. The Arrow of Time

Catching the wave

Signals from the future

A matter of time reversal

The particle that can tell the time

The lopsided universe

Chapter 10: Backwards in Time

Into reverse

Thinking backwards

Antiworlds

Winding the clock back

Hawking's greatest mistake

A time for everybody

Chapter 11: Time Travel: Fact or Fantasy?

Signaling the past

Visiting the past

Black-hole time machines

Wormholes and strings

Paradox

Chapter 12: But What Time Is It Now?

Can time really flow?

The myth of passage

Does the arrow of time fly?

Why now?

Chapter 13: Experimenting with Time

How long does the present last?

Now you see it, now you don't

Filling in time

Subjective time

The back door to our minds

Chapter 14: The Unfinished Revolution

Epilogue

Notes

Bibliography

Index




Library of Congress subject headings for this publication:
Space and time.
Relativity (Physics)
Astrophysics.
Einstein, Albert, -- 1879-1955.