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Superstring theory has been called "a part of 21st-century physics that fell by chance into the 20th century." In other words, it isn't all worked out yet. Despite the uncertainties--"string theorists work to find approximate solutions to approximate equations"--Greene gives a tour of string theory solid enough to satisfy the scientifically literate.
Though Ed Witten of the Institute for Advanced Study is in many ways the human hero of The Elegant Universe, it is not a human-side-of-physics story. Greene's focus throughout is the science, and he gives the nonspecialist at least an illusion of understanding--or the sense of knowing what it is that you don't know. And that is traditionally the first step on the road to knowledge. --Mary Ellen Curtin --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
I highly recommend this book for anyone with an interest in physics.
Greene does an excellent job of making the subject interesting, and explaining it about as clearly as anyone could do with such a complex topic.
This book is a terrific introduction not only to string theory, but to relativity and quantum mechanics as well.
I'm a physics neophyte and am still struggling to understand some basic concepts outlined in this book, but WITH this book I feel like I at least have a shot at increasing my... Read morePublished 1 day ago by Nancy H Adams
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An excellent read for those wanting to get at least an inkling of what's out there. However, one has to be able to continue reading even when they at times think "I don't... Read morePublished 25 days ago by fwhitten
Very well writen and captivating, difficult to put it down. Would recommend highly if you have interest in astronomy, even if your knowledge is limited.
Kay, s husband.
As a non - mathematician I found this to be pretty good read. It was surprisingly understandable, and was quite a good summary of the current state of string theory research. Read morePublished 1 month ago by Bruce Forinash
Not comprehensible for most people without a strong background in physics. Too technical for lay people like me. Read morePublished 1 month ago by Robert Cohen
It's a great read. Certain chapters can be very difficult to get a grasp but for the most part the book is perfect for those who have an interest in physics and string theory.Published 1 month ago by Huy