The Elegant Universe: Superstrings, Hidden Dimensions, and the Quest for the Ultimate Theory
Physicists and mathematicians throughout the world are working on one of the most ambitious theories ever proposed: superstring theory. String theory, as it is often called, is the key to the Unified Field Theory that eluded Einstein for more than 30 years. Finally, the century-old antagonism... show more
Physicists and mathematicians throughout the world are working on one of the most ambitious theories ever proposed: superstring theory. String theory, as it is often called, is the key to the Unified Field Theory that eluded Einstein for more than 30 years. Finally, the century-old antagonism between the large and the small - General Relativity and Quantum Theory - is resolved. String theory proclaims that all of the wondrous happenings in the universe, from the frantic dancing of of subatomic quarks to the swirling of galaxies, are reflections of one grand physical principle and manifestations of one single entity: microscopically tiny vibrating loops of energy, a billionth of a billionth the size of an atom. In this work, Brian Greene relates the scientific story and the human struggle behind 20th-century physics' search for a theory of everything. Through the use of metaphor and analogy, this work makes some of the most sophisticated concepts accessible, aiming to bring the reader closer to an understanding of how the universe works.
Publish date: February 1st 1999
Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company
Pages no: 448
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