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A Brief History of Time

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Stephen Hawking

People tend to avoid physics because they view it as an incomprehensible world of complicated equations and confusing theories. This may be true in some cases. Physics is complex, but we don't need to be experts to understand how it works. Several laws and rules help us understand the mysteries of the space around us and the time we live on by. Laws and rules that we can all understand. By understanding them, we can see the universe from a new perspective.

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In A Brief History of Time, Stephen Hawking explores the history of scientific theory and how our understanding of the universe has changed over time. While covering topics such as black holes, big bangs, and the smallest particles in the universe, Hawking also outlines the history of the universe and the complex science underlying it in a way that even readers who are unfamiliar with these ideas can easily comprehend.

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People tend to avoid physics because they view it as an incomprehensible world of complicated equations and confusing theories. This may be true in some cases. Physics is complex, but we don't need to be experts to understand how it works. Several laws and rules help us understand the mysteries of the space around us and the time we live on by. Laws and rules that we can all understand. By understanding them, we can see the universe from a new perspective.

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Theories derived from past experiences provide insight into the future.

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The speed of light being constant indicates that comparing something's speed with another's is not always possible.

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The theory of relativity asserts that the very concept of time is not constant.

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As a star with a great mass dies, it becomes a singularity called a black hole.

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Physicists are still unable to integrate general relativity and quantum physics.

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