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String Theory For Dummies

String Theory For Dummies by Andrew Zimmerman Jones
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  • The basic concepts of this controversial theory

  • How string theory builds on physics concepts

  • The different viewpoints in the field

  • String theory's physical implications

Your plain-English guide to this complex scientifictheory

String theory is one of the most complicated sciences beingexplored today. Not to worry though! This informative guide clearlyexplains the basics of this hot topic, discusses the theory'shypotheses and predictions, and explores its curious implications.It also presents the critical viewpoints in opposition to stringtheory so you can draw your own conclusions.

  • Understand the "theory of everything" — grasp the keyconcepts and importance of the theory, and learn why scientists areso excited about finding a theory of quantum gravity

  • It all comes down to physics — discover how string theoryis built upon the major scientific developments of the early 20thcentury

  • Building the theory — trace the creation and developmentof string theory, discover its predictions, and see whetheraccurate conclusions can be made

  • Take string theory for a spin — explore the core issue ofextra dimensions, the implications for cosmology, and how stringtheory could explain certain properties of our universe

  • Boldly go where no one has gone — see what string theoryhas to say about possible parallel universes, the origin and fateof our universe, and the potential for time travel

  • Hear from the critics — listen in on the heated debatesabout string theory and weigh the alternatives being offered

Open the book and find:

  • The questions string theory attempts to answer

  • Easy-to-follow examples

  • Explanations of Einstein's theory of relativity, quantum theory,and particle physics

  • The successes and failures of string theory

  • Fascinating bits of string theory including strings andbranes

  • Ways that string theory can be tested

  • Discussions of loop quantum gravity and other possiblealternative theories of gravity

  • How the theory may relate to cosmic mysteries, from the originof matter to black holes

Wiley; October 2009
384 pages; ISBN 9780470595848
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Title: String Theory For Dummies
Author: Andrew Zimmerman Jones; Daniel Robbins
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