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## Work detailsThe Elegant Universe: Superstrings, Hidden Dimensions, and the Quest for the Ultimate Theory by Brian Greene (1999)
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Sign up for LibraryThing to find out whether you'll like this book. Good description of string theory. He tries to simplify it for a general audience, but it can be slow going for a while. The book is dated; there is an example of a company building a bridge between the two towers of the World Trade Center, which no longer exists. If you have patience, this is a good book. ( ) String theory - interviewed by Michael Krasney, KQED. This book starts with giving you the basics of relativity, gravity and moves on with space-time continuum, time dilation and finally comes to the Theory of Everything - String Theory. Just brilliantly explained by Brian Greene, I'd recommend this book to anyone who is interested in Science and knowing more about ourselves in the cosmic realm. One of my favorite non-fiction books. You must be commited to learning about string theory to make it through the book, but the author does a great job of explaining incredibly complex M Theory concepts and principals in a way non-physicists can understand. This was the book I needed to catch me up to the advances in quantum physics and string theory since I graduated from college. Well written but challenging read. Greene provides lucid explanations about why we need string theory, even though there is still no experimental evidence to support it. There is an ill-concealed skeleton in the closet of physics: "As they are currently formulated, general relativity and quantum mechanics cannot both be right." Each is exceedingly accurate in its field: general relativity explains the behavior of the universe at large scales, while quantum mechanics describes the behavior of subatomic particles. Yet the theories collide with each other under extreme conditions such as black holes or near the big bang. Brian Greene is a specialist in quantum field theory who believes that the two pillars of physics can be reconciled in superstring theory, a theory of everything. Greene provides the reader a tour of string theory well-reasoned enough to satisfy the scientifically literate.
In the great tradition of physicists writing for the masses, ''The Elegant Universe'' sets a standard that will be hard to beat. ## Is contained in## Is abridged in
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