The Creation of Matter: The Universe from Beginning to End

The Creation of Matter: The Universe from Beginning to End

The Creation of Matter: The Universe from Beginning to End

The Creation of Matter: The Universe from Beginning to End

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This book about the origin and development of the universe is meant not only as a source of information but also as a guidepost in an age in which all of us are saturated with information and in which it has become difficult to find one's way. For that reason I have confined myself to the most important aspects of physics and cosmology. The major problem in writing a book such as this concerns sifting out what to include from what to leave out. Thus I have refrained from discussing the theory of relativity in greater detail not because I do not consider it important but because it is possible to understand a great many aspects of cosmology, such as the origin of matter soon after the Big Bang, without a detailed knowledge of the theory of relativity. On the other hand, I have discussed the significance of quantum mechanics for the structure of matter in greater detail be-

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