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The Complete Idiot's Guide to String Theory

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We're living in the midst of a scientific revolution that's captured the general public's attention and imagination. The aim of this new revolution is to develop a “theory of everything”—a set of laws of physics that will explain all that can be explained, ranging from the tiniest subatomic particle to the universe as a whole. Here, readers will learn the ideas behind the theories, and their effects upon our world, our ...

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Overview

Everything is connected…

We're living in the midst of a scientific revolution that's captured the general public's attention and imagination. The aim of this new revolution is to develop a “theory of everything”—a set of laws of physics that will explain all that can be explained, ranging from the tiniest subatomic particle to the universe as a whole. Here, readers will learn the ideas behind the theories, and their effects upon our world, our civilization, and ourselves.

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“Despite the crazy title, this is an excellent popular account of string theory. As the astronomer Martin Rees writes in the foreword, 'For aliens, string theory may be a doddle. But for most of us humans, they are a Himalayan challenge.' So, this book is to be welcomed, not only for explaining the physics in an easily assimilated way, but also for articulating why superstrings and the rest of fundamental physics matter at all. This is something that physicists themselves rarely do. Best of all, Musser, a staff editor and writer at Scientific American, tackles the controversial aspects of string theory, which have been the subject of much journalistic nonsense lately, and gets it all just about right.”
Physics World, December 2008

“… is actually a thoroughly worthwhile read, doing as good a job as you could hope for in reducing the Gordian complexity of string theory into something that intelligent readers feel that they understand.”
Physics Education, November 2008

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781592577026
  • Publisher: Alpha Books
  • Publication date: 7/1/2008
  • Series: Complete Idiot's Guide Series
  • Pages: 368
  • Sales rank: 491,913
  • Product dimensions: 9.12 (w) x 7.24 (h) x 0.76 (d)

Meet the Author

George Musser is a staff editor and writer for Scientific American magazine. He has won a National Magazine Award for editorial excellence and a Global Media Award from the Population Institute.
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    Like Most Scientific & Mathematical Works, NOT for the Nook

    This is, on its own, a very good book on the subject. The diagrams and mathematical statements, however, cannot be seen on the Nook. If you are interested in this subject you should buy it in its paper form.

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