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String Theory For Dummies

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Learn: 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 basi
Paperback, 364 pages
Published November 1st 2009 by For Dummies (first published October 15th 2009)
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Chelsea Ursaner
Stfd was definitely a good overview but it took a while to realize on kindle that I didn't have to read every single word. The physicial book is split into sidebars and infoboxes so that it's more visually apparent. Ill just call out some of my take aways-

1. The intent behind it all is mostly to come up with a grand theory in which the laws of gravity do not break down on a quantum scale. It's also to come up with a model of the most fundamental unit of existence which we once thought to be the
Is it embarrassing that I'm reading String Theory for dummies? Maybe.
But what's definitely embarrassing is that I can still barely follow it!
Les Gehman
String Theory For Dummies by Andrew Zimmerman Jones accomplishes exactly what it sets out to do: provide a non-mathematical introduction to string theory. Even though it is not slightly outdated as results from the Large Hadron Collider start to come in, it is still very useful in explaining in plain English just what string theory is all about. It is also one of the few cosmology books I've read that is evenhanded and balanced in discussing the problems with string theory and in discussing some ...more
This is a decent introduction to a very complicated topic in theoretical physics and Zimmerman does it by avoiding mathematics completely. The approach is probably appropriate but at the same time has an odd effect when he goes over quantum mechanics and relativity. The result is approachable to the general reader.

The aims of String Theory, or M Theory is to come up with a quantum theory of gravity, explain the nature of dark matter and dark energy, explain the differences in scale between the r
Mateus Rodrigues
String Theory for Dummies is the best way for people without an advanced mathematical background to start learning about String Theory. Basically, the main aim of this book is to teach people the fudamentals of the Theory of Everything avoinding as much mathematics as possible.

If you are a Physics enthusiast and like to learn advanced things the easy way, just like me, you will love this book. Last year, I made a school project on String Theory and during my research I realized how scarce source
Ian Liberman
This is the first book that motivated into learning about quantum theory and string theory almost two years ago. It has a profound effect on me. I read books by Lisa Randall, Hawking , Mlodinow, Greene and Sean Carroll etc. I have even had emails from some of these famous authors. From the Dirac Equation to Hawking`s Theory of Spontaneous Creation for Universes based on Feynman`s Sum over Paths. The randomness of the universe as expressed in The Drunkards Walk by Mlodinow who also worked with Ha ...more
Very enjoyable introduction to the topic. I fit the title target market perfectly! Fascinating topic and worth digging into further. It covers the basics and the counter arguments.
Matt Wentz
I must need "String Theory for the Complete Idiot" because this was over my head. Interesting though
Mostafa Ragab
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Ismandy Ali
Do i need another pre book on string theory?
Sometimes hard to follow, even for dummies. :P
String Theory has always been interesting to me and this book explains it really well.
Igor Sales
Mind officially blown by a "Dummies" Book. Quantum geometry? Spontaneous Broken Symmetry? AdS/CFT correspondence? Talk about subjects for further reading. And yet I can't help but wonder with all these brilliant people working on theoretical physics why we will continue to have economic issues and ethical issues even if there is a theory of everything someday.
Hussain Ravat
a good book to read
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