The Simple Universe

The Simple Universe

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by Ian Brewster, Ken Shiwram
     
 

ISBN-10: 1894959116

ISBN-13: 9781894959117

Pub. Date: 02/01/2004

Publisher: Collector's Guide Publishing, Inc.

This guide is an everyman's introduction to topics from atomic physics to astronomy, with colorful graphics and understandable text.

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This guide is an everyman's introduction to topics from atomic physics to astronomy, with colorful graphics and understandable text.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781894959117
Publisher:
Collector's Guide Publishing, Inc.
Publication date:
02/01/2004
Series:
Apogee Books Space Series, #41
Pages:
108
Product dimensions:
6.54(w) x 10.00(h) x 0.28(d)

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments2
Preface3
Dedication6
Chapter 1Modern Physics10
Chapter 2Dreams of Simplicity12
Chapter 3The Tools of the Search18
Chapter 4The Four Forces24
Chapter 5The Search for Simplicity28
Chapter 6The Grand Unified Theory: Part One32
Chapter 7The Grand Unified Theory: Part Two35
Chapter 8The Ultimate Fate of All Matter37
Chapter 9The Trail to the Beginning of Time41
Chapter 10In the Beginning46
Chapter 11Gravitation; The Holdout Force: Part 1--Newton's Laws of Gravity54
Chapter 12Graviation; The Holdout Force: Part 2--Einstein's General Relativity56
Chapter 13Black Holes and the Theory of Everything60
Chapter 14Superstring Theory and the Theory of Everything
Part 1A Thing For Strings66
Part 2A Tale Of A String68
Chapter 15Multiple Universes72
Chapter 16On the Dark Side76
Chapter 17God and the Theory of Everything78
Chapter 18From One Simple View to Another80
Chapter 19The Higgs Field84
Chapter 20Putting Together the Lines of Inquiry86
Chapter 21Continuing the Search88
Conclusion91
Appendix 1Particles in the Standard Model of Physics92
Appendix 2The Components of Matter96
Appendix 3The Theory of Everything98
Glossary99
About the Author and the Graphic Artist108
Suggested Reading108

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The Simple Universe 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
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This book is one of the coolest looking books I have ever bought. It is direct and to the point and does not fuss around with scientific nonsense. Instead it really simplifies everything. I can actually explain string theory to my friends and feel like I know what I am talking about now. The graphics are the real stars of this book and make everything crystal clear. I took physics for one year in university it was way to complicated. These guys made me understand it. I wonder if they have a book on taxes. Pick it up now!