Time Machines

Time Machines This book explores the idea of time travel from the first account in English literature to the latest theories of physicists such as Kip Thorne and Igor Novikov This very readable work covers a variet

  • Title: Time Machines
  • Author: Paul J. Nahin
  • ISBN: 9780387985718
  • Page: 429
  • Format: Hardcover
  • This book explores the idea of time travel from the first account in English literature to the latest theories of physicists such as Kip Thorne and Igor Novikov This very readable work covers a variety of topics including the history of time travel in fiction the fundamental scientific concepts of time, spacetime, and the fourth dimension the speculations of Einstein,This book explores the idea of time travel from the first account in English literature to the latest theories of physicists such as Kip Thorne and Igor Novikov This very readable work covers a variety of topics including the history of time travel in fiction the fundamental scientific concepts of time, spacetime, and the fourth dimension the speculations of Einstein, Richard Feynman, Kurt Goedel, and others time travel paradoxes, and much .

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    1. Paul J. Nahin

      Paul J Nahin is professor emeritus of electrical engineering at the University of New Hampshire and the author of many best selling popular math books, including The Logician and the Engineer and Will You Be Alive 10 Years from Now both Princeton.

    724 thoughts on “Time Machines”

    1. Philosophers and physicists have tackled the idea of time travel from one angle, trying to establish what’s technically or logically possible, what’s forbidden, and why, while science fiction writers have gone at it from another, exploring the dramatic and thematic possibilities. In this book, Paul Nahin has attempted the difficult task of surveying both viewpoints, the factual and the fictional.For me the book is problematic in some respects. Nahin attempts to draw some conclusions about th [...]


    2. Reading this book is like spending hours upon hours with some kind of physics dissertation that tries to use science fiction to prove the possibility of time travel. The catch is that dissertations usually contain clear hypotheses and proofs, whereas this book goes almost nowhere for 300 pages.Instead of spelling out concepts, author Paul Nahin instead references entire works inline without any context, as though the reader ought to have digested the entire body of science fiction works on his t [...]


    3. Paul Nahin seems to have read almost every thing that every philosopher, theologian, physicist, mathematician and SF or fantasy writer ever wrote about time travel, time reversal, the fourth dimension and the arrow of time, and he thoroughly discusses how those concepts have developed over the centuries. He is a physicist himself and takes the view that time travel, if it is possible, would fulfill the consistency principle (so that future events could be the cause of past events, but could not [...]


    4. This book is awesome.I must say much of the science is beyond me and I found this book to be a difficult read. But totally worth it. Nahin is an entertaining writer, even when discussing the more obscure aspects of special relativity and the theoretical potential for the impossible. Fascinating. Via this book I was introduced to the 'time loaf' concept, which seems to me the most plausible theory of the nature of time. Through this book also I got to re-think my own idea of free will. And even i [...]


    5. I was expecting more of a physics book when I first opened this but it turned out to be moreso about all the stories of time travel throughout writing history. It mentions tons of references for books, movies, and television shows that centered on time travel and includes a lot of trivia info you probably otherwise wouldn't have known.It does cover the real science of time travel fairly well as well and the technical appendices are a temporal mechanics student's best friend.


    6. Fantastic book if you are interested in both the physics of time travel and the science fiction of time machines. Find out which stories are consistent with modern physics and which must be classified as total fantasy. Anything that is entertaining to read and has led me to happy new encounters gets 5 stars in my book. Without this I would probably never have seen Bill and Ted's Excellent Adventure.



    7. I always wanted to write this book and now the pleasure of discovering it more than makes up for that broken dream.


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