The Elegant Universe: Superstrings, Hidden Dimensions, and the Quest for the Ultimate Theory (Paperback)

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The most amazing popularizing physics book. If you know nothing about theoretical physics, start here. This is the most clear and digestible descriptions of Einstein's special and general relativities, quantum theory, and much more! If you've read a decent amount of books on physics, this is still an amazing book to read. The metaphors Greene uses are one of the best ways I've found for describing these theories! Also, the structure of his arguments, the way he relays the information, is amazing! So in love with this book. It must be read by all!!! --Caitlin

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Brian Greene, one of the world's leading string theorists, peels away layers of mystery to reveal a universe that consists of eleven dimensions, where the fabric of space tears and repairs itself, and all matter from the smallest quarks to the most gargantuan supernovas is generated by the vibrations of microscopically tiny loops of energy. The Elegant Universe makes some of the most sophisticated concepts ever contemplated accessible and thoroughly entertaining, bringing us closer than ever to understanding how the universe works.
Product Details
ISBN: 9780393338102
ISBN-10: 039333810X
Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company
Publication Date: October 11th, 2010
Pages: 464
Language: English