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The Elegant Universe - Superstrings, Hidden Dimensions and the Quest for the Ultimate Theory (Paperback, New Ed) Loot Price: R281
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The Elegant Universe - Superstrings, Hidden Dimensions and the Quest for the Ultimate Theory (Paperback, New Ed)

Brian Greene

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Brian Greene's exhilarating book is yet another in the series of totally accessible volumes written by physicists for the non-specialist reader. The blend of acute scientific insight and well-written prose is highly seductive, as Greene deals with the layers of mystery surrounding 'string theory', in which the universe consists of 11 dimensions, and the fabric of space tears and repairs itself. All matter (from the smallest quarks to the most imposing supernovas) is generated by vibrations of microscopic loops of energy. The string theory has been hailed as a Theory of Everything, with its potential to unify all the forces of nature. Greene's use of simile is particularly apposite, with everything from an amusement park ride to ants on a garden hose used to explain the strange and beautiful realities revealed by modern physics. Many will find Greene's lengthy but readable book the most popular addition yet to the library of popular science. (Kirkus UK)
Today physicists and mathematicians throughout the world are feverishly working on one of the most ambitious theories ever proposed: superstring theory. String theory is the key to the Unified Field Theory that eluded Einstein for more than thirty years. Finally, the century-old antagonism between the large and the small -General Relativity and Quantum Theory - is solved. String theory proclaims that all of the wondrous happenings in the universe, from the frantic dancing of subatomic quarks to the majestic swirling of heavenly galaxies, are reflections of one grand physical principle and manifestations of one single entity: microscopically tiny vibrating loops of energy, a billionth of a billionth the size of an atom.


Imprint: Vintage
Country of origin: United Kingdom
Release date: February 2000
Authors: Brian Greene
Dimensions: 197 x 130 x 29mm (L x W x T)
Format: Paperback
Pages: 448
Edition: New Ed
ISBN-13: 978-0-09-928992-0
Categories: Books > Science & Mathematics > Science: general issues > Popular science
Books > Science & Mathematics > Physics > Particle & high-energy physics
Books > Science & Mathematics > Physics > Relativity physics > General
Books > Science & Mathematics > Physics > Quantum physics (quantum mechanics) > General
LSN: 0-09-928992-X
Barcode: 9780099289920

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