The Complete Idiot’s Guide to String Theory by George Musser audiobook

The Complete Idiot’s Guide to String Theory

By George Musser
Read by Ray Porter

Blackstone Publishing 9781592577026
10.29 Hours Unabridged
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Everything is connected. We’re living in the midst of a scientific revolution that’s captured the general public’s attention and imagination. The aim of this new revolution is to develop a “theory of everything,” a set of laws of physics that will explain all that can be explained, ranging from the tiniest subatomic particle to the universe as a whole. Here, listeners will learn the ideas behind the theories and their effects upon our world, our civilization, and ourselves. In this guide you get: –Clear explanations of quantum mechanics, Einstein’s theories of relativity, and how string theory unites them –A quick, easy-to-understand overview of competing theories and how they might be tested –Fast facts about black holes, what’s inside them, how they’re made, and why they’re so deeply paradoxical –Simple, smart tips to help you visualize extra dimensions Wrap your head around a big idea.

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Summary

Summary

Everything is connected.

We’re living in the midst of a scientific revolution that’s captured the general public’s attention and imagination. The aim of this new revolution is to develop a “theory of everything,” a set of laws of physics that will explain all that can be explained, ranging from the tiniest subatomic particle to the universe as a whole. Here, listeners will learn the ideas behind the theories and their effects upon our world, our civilization, and ourselves.

In this guide you get:

–Clear explanations of quantum mechanics, Einstein’s theories of relativity, and how string theory unites them

–A quick, easy-to-understand overview of competing theories and how they might be tested

–Fast facts about black holes, what’s inside them, how they’re made, and why they’re so deeply paradoxical

–Simple, smart tips to help you visualize extra dimensions

Wrap your head around a big idea.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“George Musser presents the multidimensional world of string theory in this fantastic primer on all things physics, including the problem of time, the holographic principle, and alternatives to strings. The book is not only for beginners, but its lucid explanations ensure that even an idiot will emerge with an ear for the strange music of reality.” New Scientist
“[A] thoroughly worthwhile read, doing as good a job as you could hope for in reducing the Gordian complexity of string theory into something that intelligent readers feel that they understand.” Physics Education
“An excellent popular account of string theory…this book is to be welcomed, not only for explaining the physics in an easily assimilated way, but also for articulating why superstrings and the rest of fundamental physics matter at all…Best of all, Musser…tackles the controversial aspects of string theory, which have been the subject of much journalistic nonsense lately, and gets it all just about right.” Physics World

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Available Formats : Digital Download, Digital Rental, CD, MP3 CD
Category: Nonfiction
Runtime: 10.29
Audience: Adult
Language: English