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String Theory for Dummies (Paperback)

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    Learn:
    • The basic concepts of this controversial theory

    • How string theory builds on physics concepts

    • The different viewpoints in the field

    • String theory's physical implications

    Your plain-English guide to thi......more

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Learn:

  • The basic concepts of this controversial theory

  • How string theory builds on physics concepts

  • The different viewpoints in the field

  • String theory's physical implications

Your plain-English guide to this complex scientific theory

String theory is one of the most complicated sciences being explored today. Not to worry though! This informative guide clearly explains the basics of this hot topic, discusses the theory's hypotheses and predictions, and explores its curious implications. It also presents the critical viewpoints in opposition to string theory so you can draw your own conclusions.

  • Understand the "theory of everything" grasp the key concepts and importance of the theory, and learn why scientists are so excited about finding a theory of quantum gravity

  • It all comes down to physics discover how string theory is built upon the major scientific developments of the early 20th century

  • Building the theory trace the creation and development of string theory, discover its predictions, and see whether accurate conclusions can be made

  • Take string theory for a spin explore the core issue of extra dimensions, the implications for cosmology, and how string theory could explain certain properties of our universe

  • Boldly go where no one has gone see what string theory has to say about possible parallel universes, the origin and fate of our universe, and the potential for time travel

  • Hear from the critics listen in on the heated debates about string theory and weigh the alternatives being offered

Open the book and find:

  • The questions string theory attempts to answer

  • Easy-to-follow examples

  • Explanations of Einstein's theory of relativity, quantum theory, and particle physics

  • The successes and failures of string theory

  • Fascinating bits of string theory including strings and branes

  • Ways that string theory can be tested

  • <...

    Andrew Zimmerman Jones received his physics degree and graduated with honors from Wabash College, where he earned the Harold Q. Fuller Prize in Physics. He is the Physics Guide for the New York Times' About.com Web site. Daniel Robbins received his PhD in physics from the University of Chicago and currently studies string theory and its implications at Texas A&M University.

    Author:
    Jones, Andrew Zimmerman
    Series Title:
    For Dummies (Math & Science)
    Genre:
    SCIENCE / Physics / General
    Audience:
    General/trade
    Edition:
    1
    Edition Detail:
    Original
    Format:
    Paperback
    Pages:
    364
    Language:
    English
    Publisher:
    For Dummies
    Publish Date:
    11/16/2009
    Copyright Year:
    2010
    ISBN:
    9780470467244
    Thickness:
    0.75 in
    Unit weight:
    1.26 lb
    Height:
    9.25 in
    Wdth:
    7.25 in
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