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

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Reviews of The Elegant Universe: Superstrings, Hidden Dimensions, and the Quest for the Ultimate Theory

Overall customer rating: 3.667
Matthew

Theoretical physics for the layman

by Matthew on Nov 20, 2007

The book begins with a discussion and review of basic general relativity and quantum mechanics, which sets up one of the central problems of theoretical physics today: finding a theory that incorporates both quantum mechanics and relativity, since the two theories, as presently constituted, cannot ... More

Bencord0

Insightful to strings, but, it may be all wrong

by Bencord0 on Aug 23, 2007

This serves as a very good introduction to the inner workings of string theory, and its development and growth. However as the string theory is -as of writing- incomplete, and this book covers a lot of topics that may or may not be incorporated into the final theory. As I read this, I had to change ... More

Kaltesbier

A tough read

by Kaltesbier on May 3, 2007

I expected this book to require concentration and a pencil. After all I am an electrical engineer and that is how I read my physics books, and most technical books and magazine articles. This book was not for the technically inclined but for the technically interested. And for a few chapters, it was ... More

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