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The Elegant Universe: Superstrings, Hidden Dimensions, and the Quest for the Ultimate Theory (Vintage) - Brian Greene
The Elegant Universe: Superstrings, Hidden Dimensions, and the Quest for the Ultimate Theory (Vintage)
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"[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.
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Format: paperback
ISBN: 9780375708114 (0375708111)
Publisher: Vintage Books
Pages no: 425
Edition language: English
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Dom na skraju mrowiska
Dom na skraju mrowiska rated it
5.0 Piękno Wszechświata. Superstruny, ukryte wymiary i poszukiwanie teorii ostatecznej
Trochę trudna lektura, ale świetnie robi po beletrystyce!Polecam. Kwarki, struny, grawitacja, teorie względności i takie tam...To o nas
Book Talk 21st Century
Book Talk 21st Century rated it
4.0 The Elegant Universe: Superstrings, Hidden Dimensions, and the Quest for the Ultimate Theory
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...
XOX
XOX rated it
5.0 Good source for physic materials and physic jokes
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...
Blogged Out Ma Nut
Blogged Out Ma Nut rated it
3.0
If I understood half of it, it was probably worth reading :-)
Edward
Edward rated it
4.0 The Elegant Universe
Preface--The Elegant UniverseNotesGlossary of Scientific TermsReferences and Suggestions for Further ReadingIndex
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