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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.
Divine Asymptote: A Radical Vision of the Grandest Unification Physics forever approaches and approximates an end-vision which it can never, ultimately, surmount. Read morePublished 3 hours ago by Divine Asymptote
The description does not say that it is pritned in brown paper. I did not like that.Published 10 days ago by Claudia Rodriguez
difficult but readable if you are interested in advanced sciencePublished 1 month ago by Gerald and Dorothy Barron
Clear enough lay explanation for the basis of string theory and the generally fascinating subjects of quantum uncertainty, the origins of the universe and the nature of matter. Read morePublished 1 month ago by Anthony W Kelly
Was as described and shipped promptly. Am a chemist and first time in 40 years I've been able to grasp some of the more challenging concepts. great communicator/scientist. Read morePublished 1 month ago by John Haluszczak
Excellent book by a master. Readable by non physicists and non mathematicians.
I have started The Fabric of the Cosmos. Read more