Beyond Einstein: The Cosmic Quest for the Theory of the Universe

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Beyond Einstein takes readers on an exciting excursion into the discoveries that have led scientists to the brightest new prospect in theoretical physics today -- superstring theory. What is superstring theory and why is it important? This revolutionary breakthrough may well be the fulfillment of  Albert Einstein's lifelong dream of a Theory of Everything, uniting the laws of physics into a single description explaining all the known forces in the universe. Co-authored by one of the leading pioneers in ...
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Overview

Beyond Einstein takes readers on an exciting excursion into the discoveries that have led scientists to the brightest new prospect in theoretical physics today -- superstring theory. What is superstring theory and why is it important? This revolutionary breakthrough may well be the fulfillment of  Albert Einstein's lifelong dream of a Theory of Everything, uniting the laws of physics into a single description explaining all the known forces in the universe. Co-authored by one of the leading pioneers in superstrings, Michio Kaku, and completely revised and updated with the newest groundbreaking research, the book approaches scientific questions with the excitement of a detective story, offering a fascinating look at the new science that may make the impossible possible.

Dr. Kaku engagingly chronicles the discoveries that have led scientists to the brightest new prospect in theoretical physics. One of the leading pioneers in superstrings, Kaku approaches scientific questions with the excitement of a detective, making science not just a quest but an adventure.

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Recently, the ``superstring'' theory, which asserts that all physical matter consists of extraordinarily minute vibrating strings, has been touted as the route to the long-sought unified theory of forces; some proponents call it a ``theory of the universe'' that will bring fundamental physics research to a closure. The first author of the present book is a researcher in the field who offers here one of the earliest superstring presentations for lay readers. The beginning chapters offer a not-very-good history of early 20th century physics, but the remainder of the work becomes livelier and more convincing as it approaches Dr. Kaku's own area of expertise. On the whole this is a fairly successful introduction to a new and exciting scientific area. Jack W. Weigel, Univ. of Michigan Lib., Ann Arbor
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780385477819
  • Publisher: Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group
  • Publication date: 9/28/1995
  • Edition description: Revised and Updated
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 240
  • Sales rank: 162,585
  • Product dimensions: 5.21 (w) x 8.00 (h) x 0.53 (d)

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments
Introduction
Pt. I A Theory of the Universe
1 Superstrings: A Theory of Everything? 3
2 The Quest for Unification 17
3 The Quantum Puzzle 35
4 The Riddle of Infinities 53
5 The Top Quark 72
Pt. II Supersymmetry and Superstrings
6 The Birth of the Superstring Theory 81
7 Symmetry: The Missing Link 99
8 Supersymmetry 113
Pt. III Beyond the Fourth Dimension
9 Before the Big Bang 129
10 The Mystery of Dark Matter 143
11 Cosmic Strings 154
12 Journey to Another Dimension 162
13 Back to the Future 178
14 Beyond Einstein 191
Notes 201
Bibliography 211
Index 213
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  • Posted January 2, 2010

    Great Survey

    Beyond Einstein is a great introduction to the development of modern Physics, especially the development string theory. It was easy to read and simplified complicated concepts without losing any scientific authenticity. I would certainly recommend this book to any person with a interest in Science (both layman and Science buffs alike!). Very informative.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 2, 2005

    A thought-provoking book

    This was the first of Kaku's books that I read, and I enjoyed it a great deal. He has not written as many books as my other two favorite science writers, Gribbin and Davies, but Kaku is always very clear and produces fun reads.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 11, 2004

    Outstanding... Simply Stated... Enjoyable Reading...

    An elegant book that presents a general overview of modern physics, how it has evolved over the years, and even a taste of what the future may have.

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