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Time, the fundamental dimension of our existence, has fascinated artists, philosophers, and scientists of every culture and every century. All of us can remember a moment as a child when time became a personal reality, when we realized what a "year" was, or asked ourselves when "now" happened. Common sense says time moves forward, never backward, from cradle to grave. Nevertheless, Einstein said that time is an illusion. Nature's laws, as he and Newton defined them, describe a timeless, deterministic universe within which we can make predictions with complete certainty. In effect, these great physicists contended that time is reversible and thus meaningless.

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Includes bibliographical references (p. 191-200) and index.

About the Author

Viscount Ilya Prigogine, andlt;/Bandgt; Nobel Prize winner in chemistry, is the Director of the Ilya Prigogine Center of Statistical Mechanics, THermodynamics and Complex Systems in Austin, Texas, and the Director of the Solvay Institutes of Physics and Chemistry in Brussels. The recipient of honorary degrees from more than forty universities around the world, Prigogine has had five institutes devoted to the study of complex systems named for him. He lives in Brussels and Austin.

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ISBN:
9780684837055
Other:
Prigogine, Ilya
Author:
Prigogine, I.
Author:
Prigogine, Ilya
Author:
Prigogine
Publisher:
Free Press
Location:
New York :
Subject:
General science
Subject:
Science
Subject:
Chaotic Behavior in Systems
Subject:
Relativity
Subject:
Natural history
Subject:
Time
Subject:
Space and time
Subject:
General Philosophy
Subject:
General Philosophy
Subject:
Science Reference-General
Copyright:
Edition Number:
1st Free Press ed.
Edition Description:
Hardback
Series Volume:
10
Publication Date:
January 1997
Binding:
HARDCOVER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
10 to 20 line drawings
Pages:
240
Dimensions:
8.44 x 5.5 in 11.9 oz

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