The Simple Universe

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

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781894959117
  • Publisher: Collector's Guide Publishing, Inc.
  • Publication date: 2/1/2004
  • Series: Apogee Books Space Series , #41
  • Pages: 108
  • Product dimensions: 6.54 (w) x 10.00 (h) x 0.28 (d)

Meet the Author

Ian Brewster is a science enthusiast and freelance writer.

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Table of Contents

Acknowledgments 2
Preface 3
Dedication 6
Chapter 1 Modern Physics 10
Chapter 2 Dreams of Simplicity 12
Chapter 3 The Tools of the Search 18
Chapter 4 The Four Forces 24
Chapter 5 The Search for Simplicity 28
Chapter 6 The Grand Unified Theory: Part One 32
Chapter 7 The Grand Unified Theory: Part Two 35
Chapter 8 The Ultimate Fate of All Matter 37
Chapter 9 The Trail to the Beginning of Time 41
Chapter 10 In the Beginning 46
Chapter 11 Gravitation; The Holdout Force: Part 1--Newton's Laws of Gravity 54
Chapter 12 Graviation; The Holdout Force: Part 2--Einstein's General Relativity 56
Chapter 13 Black Holes and the Theory of Everything 60
Chapter 14 Superstring Theory and the Theory of Everything
Part 1 A Thing For Strings 66
Part 2 A Tale Of A String 68
Chapter 15 Multiple Universes 72
Chapter 16 On the Dark Side 76
Chapter 17 God and the Theory of Everything 78
Chapter 18 From One Simple View to Another 80
Chapter 19 The Higgs Field 84
Chapter 20 Putting Together the Lines of Inquiry 86
Chapter 21 Continuing the Search 88
Conclusion 91
Appendix 1 Particles in the Standard Model of Physics 92
Appendix 2 The Components of Matter 96
Appendix 3 The Theory of Everything 98
Glossary 99
About the Author and the Graphic Artist 108
Suggested Reading 108
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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 24, 2004

    Great Read

    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!

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