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 String Theory For Dummies
String Theory For Dummies
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by
Andrew Zimmerman Jones, Daniel Robbins
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Learn to:
 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 plainEnglish 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 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
 Easytofollow 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
 Discussions of loop quantum gravity and other possible alternative theories of gravity
 How the theory may relate to cosmic mysteries, from the origin of matter to black holes
Details about String Theory For Dummies
Book details...

Categories: Science & Nature

File Size: 2.21 MB

Language: English

Released: October 21, 2009

Publisher: For Dummies
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