The Physics of Star Trek

The Physics of Star Trek

Book - 1995
Average Rating:
Rate this:
Baker & Taylor
Explaining the intricacies of warp speed and showing the difference between a holodeck and a hologram, an easy-to-understand introduction to the arcane world of physics from a renowned physicist uses Star Trek to build and frame his discussion. 125,000 first printing. $75,000 ad/promo.

Book News
Physics for a general audience, written by a physicist, using the Star Trek television show as a basis for sorting out science and science fiction (what would it actually take to beam someone somewhere?) without taking the fun out of either. Regrettably, lacks a bibliography. Annotation copyright Book News, Inc. Portland, Or.

Blackwell North Amer
If you enjoy watching Star Trek, you're in good company. Some of the most distinguished physicists in the world, from Kip Thorne to Steven Weinberg and Sheldon Glashow, tune in, and a popular pastime at professional physics meetings and over e-mail is a discussion of the science in the series. Now you can join the fun.
Anyone who has ever wondered, "could this really happen?" will gain useful insights into the Star Trek universe (and, incidentally, the real world of physics) in this charming and accessible guide. Lawrence M. Krauss boldly goes where Star Trek has gone - and beyond. He uses the Star Trek future as a launching pad to discuss the forefront of modern physics today. From Newton to Hawking, from Einstein to Feynman, from Kirk to Picard, Krauss leads you on a voyage to the world of physics as we now know it and as it might one day be.
With a foreword by the most renowned Trekker of all (and one-time Next Generation bit player), Stephen Hawking, and featuring a section on the top ten physics bloopers and blunders in Star Trek as selected by Nobel Prize-winning physicists and other dedicated Trekkers, this is a volume that will add a whole new dimension to your enjoyment of the series and to your appreciation of the universe we live in!

& Taylor

Explaining the intricacies of warp speed and showing the difference between a holodeck and a hologram, an introduction to the arcane world of physics uses "Star Trek" to build and frame the discussion

Publisher: New York : Basic Books, 1995.
ISBN: 9780465005598
Branch Call Number: 530.02 KRA
Characteristics: xvi, 188 p., [4] l. of plates : ill. ; 22 cm.


From the critics

Community Activity


Add a Comment

There are no comments for this title yet.


Add Age Suitability

There are no ages for this title yet.


Add a Summary

There are no summaries for this title yet.


Add Notices

There are no notices for this title yet.


Add a Quote

There are no quotes for this title yet.

Explore Further

Browse by Call Number

Subject Headings


Find it at OPL

To Top