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TitleTime travel and warp drives: a scientific guide to shortcuts through time and space
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Table of Contents
                            Contents
Preface
Acknowledgments
1. Introduction
2. Time, Clocks, and Reference Frames
3. Lorentz Transformations and Special Relativity
4. The Light Cone
5. Forward Time Travel and the Twin “Paradox”
6. “Forward, into the Past”
7. The Arrow of Time
8. General Relativity: Curved Space and Warped Time
9. Wormholes and Warp Bubbles: Beating the Light Barrier and Possible Time Machines
10. Banana Peels and Parallel Worlds
11. “Don’t Be So Negative”: Exotic Matter
12. “To Boldly Go . . .”?
13. Cylinders and Strings
14. Epilogue
Appendix 1: Derivation of the Galilean Velocity Transformations
Appendix 2: Derivation of the Lorentz Transformations
Appendix 3: Proof of the Invariance of the Spacetime Interval
Appendix 4: Argument to Show the Orientation of the x',t' Axes Relative to the x,t Axes
Appendix 5: Time Dilation via Light Clocks
Appendix 6: Hawking’s Theorem
Appendix 7: Light Pipe in the Mallett Time Machine
Bibliography
Index
                        

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