String Theory for Dummies
ISBN: 047046724X
EAN13: 9780470467244
Language: English
Publication Date: Nov 1, 2009
Pages: 384
Dimensions: 0.9" H x 9.2" L x 7.3" W
Weight: 1.25 lbs.
Format: Paperback
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Book Overview


  • 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 scientific theory

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

  • Understand the theory of everything -- grasp the key concepts and importance of the theory, and learn why scientists are so excited about finding a theory of quantum gravity
  • It all comes down to physics -- discover how string theory is built upon the major scientific developments of the early 20th century
  • Building the theory -- trace the creation and development of string theory, discover its predictions, and see whether accurate conclusions can be made
  • Take string theory for a spin -- explore the core issue of extra dimensions, the implications for cosmology, and how string theory could explain certain properties of our universe
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