The Resource Time's arrows : scientific attitudes toward time, Richard Morris

Time's arrows : scientific attitudes toward time, Richard Morris

Label
Time's arrows : scientific attitudes toward time
Title
Time's arrows
Title remainder
scientific attitudes toward time
Statement of responsibility
Richard Morris
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
This volume explores Western views on time from ancient Greece through the Middle Ages, going on to modern scientific concepts, including relativity, biological time, cosmic time, and whether there is a beginning (or an end) to time. Starting with ancient cyclical theories of time, the author moves on to more modern topics such as the theory of linear time, the notion that velocity is a function of time (introduced by Galileo), Newton's mathematical explanations of time, the laws of thermodynamics in relation to time, and the theory of relativity
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1939-2003
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Morris, Richard
Index
index present
LC call number
QB209
LC item number
.M67 1984
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Time
  • Temps
  • Time
  • Zeit
  • Naturphilosophie
Label
Time's arrows : scientific attitudes toward time, Richard Morris
Link
https://archive.org/details/timesarrows00rich
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Includes index
Bibliography note
Bibliography: p. 219-230
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
What is time? -- Cyclical time and linear time -- Abstract time -- Calculus and the idea of determinism -- The discovery of the past and the idea of progress -- The age of the world -- Entropy and the direction of time -- The five arrows of time -- Relativistic time -- Cosmic time -- The beginning and end of time -- What is time?
Dimensions
22 cm
Extent
240 pages
Isbn
9780671501587
Lccn
84016146
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)11091134
Label
Time's arrows : scientific attitudes toward time, Richard Morris
Link
https://archive.org/details/timesarrows00rich
Publication
Note
Includes index
Bibliography note
Bibliography: p. 219-230
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
What is time? -- Cyclical time and linear time -- Abstract time -- Calculus and the idea of determinism -- The discovery of the past and the idea of progress -- The age of the world -- Entropy and the direction of time -- The five arrows of time -- Relativistic time -- Cosmic time -- The beginning and end of time -- What is time?
Dimensions
22 cm
Extent
240 pages
Isbn
9780671501587
Lccn
84016146
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)11091134

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