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The Complete Idiot's Guide to String Theory by George Musser
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Dec 23, 2011

it was ok
Read in December, 2011

The book is difficult to understand, certainly not for idiots.

What's wrong with all these silly metaphors? For example,
"The amount of energy comes in discrete units, like M&Ms. You can’t eat half an M&M and you can’t have half a unit of energy; it’s either one or zero."
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Tyler McConnell What's wrong with that analogy? All he's saying is you can't partition energy because it's a definitive unit. Yes, you can EAT half an M&M, but if you CREATE what amounts to half an M&M, then it's still a single M&M. Energy is energy & can't be broken, only moved into different forms or stored.


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