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by Brian Greene


Brian Greene is one of the leading physicists in cosmology and String theory

Brian Greene is one of the leading physicists in cosmology and String theory. He explained the most difficult theories of Einstein relativity, string theory and multiverses in a very simple words. He drew many day to day examples to explain difficult concepts, like space curvature and many others, till we not only understand it but feel it. The String Theory is very difficult to understand since it tries to bridge the gap between macrocosm and the microcosm of the quantum physics.

The Elegant Universe book. 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 The international bestseller that inspired a major Nova special and sparked a new understanding of the universe, now with a new preface and epilogue.

The Elegant Universe: Superstrings, Hidden Dimensions, and the Quest for the Ultimate Theory is a book by Brian Greene published in 1999, which introduces string and superstring theory.

The Elegant Universe: Superstrings, Hidden Dimensions, and the Quest for the Ultimate Theory is a book by Brian Greene published in 1999, which introduces string and superstring theory, and provides a comprehensive though non-technical assessment of the theory and some of its shortcomings. In 2000, it won the Royal Society Prize for Science Books and was a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize Nonfiction.

The theory, superstring theory, is the subject of this book I also hope that The Elegant Universe will be of interest to readers who do have some scientific background.

The theory, superstring theory, is the subject of this book. I also hope that The Elegant Universe will be of interest to readers who do have some scientific background.

Includes bibliographical references (pages 427-428) and index

Includes bibliographical references (pages 427-428) and index.

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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 eleven dimensions, where the fabric of space tears and repairs itself, and all matter-from the smallest quarks to the most gargantuan.

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 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. Today physicists and. mathematicians throughout the world are feverishly working on one of the most ambitious theories ever proposed: superstring theory.

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.

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In 2000, it won the Royal Society Prize for Science Books and was a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize Nonfiction.

SUMMARY The Elegant Universe: Superstrings, Hidden Dimensions, and the Quest for the Ultimate Theory is a book by Brian Greene published in 1999, which introduces string and superstring theory, and provides a comprehensive though non-technical assessment of the theory and some of its shortcomings.

A new edition of the New York Times bestseller―now a three-part Nova special: a fascinating and thought-provoking journey through the mysteries of space, time, and matter.

Now with a new preface (not in any other edition) that will review the enormous public reception of the relatively obscure string theory―made possible by this book and an increased number of adherents amongst physicists―The Elegant Universe "sets a standard that will be hard to beat" (New York Times Book Review). 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 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. Today physicists and mathematicians throughout the world are feverishly 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 thirty 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 subatomic quarks to the majestic swirling of heavenly 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 brilliantly articulated and refreshingly clear book, Greene relates the scientific story and the human struggle behind twentieth-century physics' search for a theory of everything. Through the masterful use of metaphor and analogy, The Elegant Universe makes some of the most sophisticated concepts ever contemplated viscerally accessible and thoroughly entertaining, bringing us closer than ever to understanding how the universe works.

The Elegant Universe: Superstrings, Hidden Dimensions, and the Quest for the Ultimate Theory epub download

ISBN13: 978-0393058581

ISBN: 0393058581

Author: Brian Greene

Category: Math and Science

Subcategory: Astronomy & Space Science

Language: English

Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company; 2nd Revised ed. edition (October 17, 2003)

Pages: 464 pages

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The Sinners from Mitar
Brian Green is one of the easiest of the serious physicist writers to follow. This book is long, but packed with info, and fully readable by most anybody (no math to speak of). He is exceptionally good at explaining and illustrating the concept of many-dimensions, and even illustrates what (if you use your imagination) they may "look" like. As with most respected physics-oriented books aimed at non-scientifically-trained readers, you'll learn more about "what is" current theory than you will understand about how physicists got there.
The Sinners from Mitar
Brian Green is one of the easiest of the serious physicist writers to follow. This book is long, but packed with info, and fully readable by most anybody (no math to speak of). He is exceptionally good at explaining and illustrating the concept of many-dimensions, and even illustrates what (if you use your imagination) they may "look" like. As with most respected physics-oriented books aimed at non-scientifically-trained readers, you'll learn more about "what is" current theory than you will understand about how physicists got there.
Malanim
This is the first time I have to read a book twice. I literally went from the last page of the book to the first and started over because I did not feel I had gotten more than 30% of the book (improved to about 80-90%) in that first pass.

As I read it the first time, I thought most of the theories felt like science fiction, and thus they had to be wrong (never mind that they were developed by the most brilliant human beings in history)... I could not relate any of what I was reading to my daily life and I fwlt that what I was being asked to believe was too much.... not on the second pass: that time I used much more imagination and allowed “science fiction” to be real. That changed everything for me and the second time I was able to really see the universe as this place where “unbelievable” things can happen.

The hardest part for me about this book is the inability to visualize more than 3 spatial dimensions (probably many feel this same way), despite the authors emphasis on trying to extrapolate his examples to lower dimensions where visualization is common place.

My only complaint is that the book was written in the 90s and i am sure that there has been plenty proved and disproved about what is discussed in the book and so my only real want would be that they had a modere updated edition which clarifies where some of the mysteries (at the time) have been cleared
Malanim
This is the first time I have to read a book twice. I literally went from the last page of the book to the first and started over because I did not feel I had gotten more than 30% of the book (improved to about 80-90%) in that first pass.

As I read it the first time, I thought most of the theories felt like science fiction, and thus they had to be wrong (never mind that they were developed by the most brilliant human beings in history)... I could not relate any of what I was reading to my daily life and I fwlt that what I was being asked to believe was too much.... not on the second pass: that time I used much more imagination and allowed “science fiction” to be real. That changed everything for me and the second time I was able to really see the universe as this place where “unbelievable” things can happen.

The hardest part for me about this book is the inability to visualize more than 3 spatial dimensions (probably many feel this same way), despite the authors emphasis on trying to extrapolate his examples to lower dimensions where visualization is common place.

My only complaint is that the book was written in the 90s and i am sure that there has been plenty proved and disproved about what is discussed in the book and so my only real want would be that they had a modere updated edition which clarifies where some of the mysteries (at the time) have been cleared
Wizard
Brian Greene is one of the leading physicists in cosmology and String theory. He explained the most difficult theories of Einstein relativity, string theory and multiverses in a very simple words. He drew many day to day examples to explain difficult concepts, like space curvature and many others, till we not only understand it but feel it.
The String Theory is very difficult to understand since it tries to bridge the gap between macrocosm and the microcosm of the quantum physics. Greene made it very accessible to us. Still String theory is not complete and conclusive, it is work in progress. The way it is explained made me convinced that it is the ultimate theory which Einstein was looking for.
The scope of the book is huge, many technical terms, a lot of detailed notes and detailed history of the beginning of the theory tens of years ago. After I red the book I feel the need to read it again and read all Greene's books. This is a must read book.
Wizard
Brian Greene is one of the leading physicists in cosmology and String theory. He explained the most difficult theories of Einstein relativity, string theory and multiverses in a very simple words. He drew many day to day examples to explain difficult concepts, like space curvature and many others, till we not only understand it but feel it.
The String Theory is very difficult to understand since it tries to bridge the gap between macrocosm and the microcosm of the quantum physics. Greene made it very accessible to us. Still String theory is not complete and conclusive, it is work in progress. The way it is explained made me convinced that it is the ultimate theory which Einstein was looking for.
The scope of the book is huge, many technical terms, a lot of detailed notes and detailed history of the beginning of the theory tens of years ago. After I red the book I feel the need to read it again and read all Greene's books. This is a must read book.
Shakar
It's not easy to write a book about such a technically demanding subject for a general audience, and get the ideas across without the mathematics that supports them. The author works hard to accomplish this and, for the most part, does a good job. However, his line of argument, that string theory potentially can explain the universe at all scales, pushes the bounds of believability, at least for this reader. This book isn't easy reading, but I learned a lot from it and would certainly recommend it to anyone who would like to find out what string theory is about.
Shakar
It's not easy to write a book about such a technically demanding subject for a general audience, and get the ideas across without the mathematics that supports them. The author works hard to accomplish this and, for the most part, does a good job. However, his line of argument, that string theory potentially can explain the universe at all scales, pushes the bounds of believability, at least for this reader. This book isn't easy reading, but I learned a lot from it and would certainly recommend it to anyone who would like to find out what string theory is about.
Hi_Jacker
Excellent!!!
Dr. Green gives a brief introduction into the history of physics of the last century or so including great introduction to the laws of Relativity (both Special and General) and Quantum Mechanics. And then - on to the latest: the String Theory. It includes the major problems in physics and how they were resolved by one or another theory (sometimes creating new problems).
All this is done from the viewpoint not of a journalist, but of a scientist - an actual contributor to some of the major discoveries.
What I found the most amazing is that all these extremely complicated issues are explained using not formulas, but pictures and analogies that are put together in such a way that anyone can read it and get the conceptual understanding of the basic facts (deeper understanding would, of course, require serious math background).
Hi_Jacker
Excellent!!!
Dr. Green gives a brief introduction into the history of physics of the last century or so including great introduction to the laws of Relativity (both Special and General) and Quantum Mechanics. And then - on to the latest: the String Theory. It includes the major problems in physics and how they were resolved by one or another theory (sometimes creating new problems).
All this is done from the viewpoint not of a journalist, but of a scientist - an actual contributor to some of the major discoveries.
What I found the most amazing is that all these extremely complicated issues are explained using not formulas, but pictures and analogies that are put together in such a way that anyone can read it and get the conceptual understanding of the basic facts (deeper understanding would, of course, require serious math background).
Mori
It takes some good visualization abilities on the part of the reader, but the author does manage to give good insight into some very complex topics without math. Background math and other technical details are in end notes for many topics if you want to delve that deep.

I was also pleased to see that it's not just a book on string theory. The author also gives a very good historical background on relativity and quantum mechanics as well as the competing theories for unifying the two.
Mori
It takes some good visualization abilities on the part of the reader, but the author does manage to give good insight into some very complex topics without math. Background math and other technical details are in end notes for many topics if you want to delve that deep.

I was also pleased to see that it's not just a book on string theory. The author also gives a very good historical background on relativity and quantum mechanics as well as the competing theories for unifying the two.