The Elegant Universe: Superstrings, Hidden Dimensions, and the Quest for the Ultimate Theory (Vintage)
"[Greene] develops one fresh new insight after another...In the great tradition of physicists writing for the masses, The Elegant Universe sets a standard that will be hard to beat." --George Johnson, The New York Times Book ReviewIn a rare blend of scientific insight and writing as elegant as... show more
"[Greene] develops one fresh new insight after another...In the great tradition of physicists writing for the masses, The Elegant Universe sets a standard that will be hard to beat." --George Johnson, The New York Times Book ReviewIn a rare blend of scientific insight and writing as elegant as the theories it explains, Brian Greene, one of the world's leading string theorists, peels away the layers of mystery surrounding string theory to reveal a universe that consists of 11 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.Green uses everything from an amusement park ride to ants on a garden hose to illustrate the beautiful yet bizarre realities that modern physics is unveiling. Dazzling in its brilliance, unprecedented in its ability to both illuminate and entertain, The Elegant Universe is a tour de force of science writing-a delightful, lucid voyage through modern physics that brings us closer than ever to understanding how the universe works.
Publish date: February 29th 2000
Publisher: Vintage Books
Pages no: 425
Edition language: English
Trochę trudna lektura, ale świetnie robi po beletrystyce!Polecam. Kwarki, struny, grawitacja, teorie względności i takie tam...To o nas
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 goo...
The Elegant Universe would not only be a good read, but a good source for physic jokes.A: How is your family? Me: There are three.A: 3?me: Family one, electron, electron-neutrino, up-quark, down-quark. Family two...A: What? No, your actual family, blood related.Me: Oh.... I don't know. A: May the fo...
If I understood half of it, it was probably worth reading :-)
Preface--The Elegant UniverseNotesGlossary of Scientific TermsReferences and Suggestions for Further ReadingIndex