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String Theory For Dummies

Authors:
Alessandro Sfondrini
Published: July 26, 2022

Overview

Unravel the secrets of the universe and untangle cutting-edge physics

Yes, you actually can understand quantum physics! String Theory For Dummies is a beginner’s guide, and we make it fun to find out about the all the recent trends and theories in physics, including the basics of string theory, with friendly explanations. Build a foundation of physics knowledge, understand the various string theories and the math behind them, and hear what the opponents to string theory have to say. It’s an exciting time to be alive in advanced physics, and this updated edition covers what’s new in the string world—the Large Hadron Collider, the Higgs Boson, gravitational waves, and lots of other big headlines. Unleash your inner armchair physicist with String Theory For Dummies.

  • Brush up on the basics of physics and the approachable math needed to understand string theory
  • Meet the scientists who discovered string theory and continue to make waves (and particles) in the physics world
  • Understand what it’s all about with real-world examples and explanations
  • Learn why string theory is called "The Theory of Everything"—and what it means for technology and the future

Aspiring scientists or life-long learners will both be able to gain valuable information from this book. This accessible intro into string theory is for the theorists inside anyone.

Unravel the secrets of the universe and untangle cutting-edge physics

Yes, you actually can understand quantum physics! String Theory For Dummies is a beginner’s guide, and we make it fun to find out about the all the recent trends and theories in physics, including the basics of string theory, with friendly explanations. Build a foundation of physics knowledge, understand the various string theories and the math behind them, and hear what the opponents to string theory have to say. It’s an exciting time to be alive in advanced physics, and this updated edition covers what’s new in the string world—the Large Hadron Collider, the Higgs Boson, gravitational waves, and lots of other

big headlines. Unleash your inner armchair physicist with String Theory For Dummies.

  • Brush up on the basics of physics and the approachable math needed to understand string theory
  • Meet the scientists who discovered string theory and continue to make waves (and particles) in the physics world
  • Understand what it’s all about with real-world examples and explanations
  • Learn why string theory is called "The Theory of Everything"—and what it means for technology and the future

Aspiring scientists or life-long learners will both be able to gain valuable information from this book. This accessible intro into string theory is for the theorists inside anyone.

String Theory For Dummies Cheat Sheet

String theory, often called the “theory of everything,” is a relatively young science that includes such unusual concepts as superstrings, branes, and extra dimensions. Scientists are hopeful that string theory will unlock one of the biggest mysteries of the universe, namely how gravity and quantum physics fit together.