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Beyond Einstein: The Cosmic Quest for the Theory of the Universe

Beyond Einstein: The Cosmic Quest for the Theory of the Universe By Michio Kaku Jennifer Trainer Thompson Beyond Einstein The Cosmic Quest for the Theory of the Universe Beyond Einstein takes readers on an exciting excursion into the discoveries that have led scientists to the brightest new prospect in theoretical physics today superstring theory What is superstring t

  • Title: Beyond Einstein: The Cosmic Quest for the Theory of the Universe
  • Author: Michio Kaku Jennifer Trainer Thompson
  • ISBN: 9780385477819
  • Page: 402
  • Format: Paperback
  • Beyond Einstein: The Cosmic Quest for the Theory of the Universe By Michio Kaku Jennifer Trainer Thompson Beyond Einstein takes readers on an exciting excursion into the discoveries that have led scientists to the brightest new prospect in theoretical physics today superstring theory What is superstring theory and why is it important This revolutionary breakthrough may well be the fulfillment of Albert Einstein s lifelong dream of a Theory of Everything, uniting the lawsBeyond Einstein takes readers on an exciting excursion into the discoveries that have led scientists to the brightest new prospect in theoretical physics today superstring theory What is superstring theory and why is it important This revolutionary breakthrough may well be the fulfillment of Albert Einstein s lifelong dream of a Theory of Everything, uniting the laws of physics into a single description explaining all the known forces in the universe Co authored by one of the leading pioneers in superstrings, Michio Kaku, and completely revised and updated with the newest groundbreaking research, the book approaches scientific questions with the excitement of a detective story, offering a fascinating look at the new science that may make the impossible possible.
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    1. bup on said:

      For me this book gave me the feeling of learning something without me really learning anything.Do you remember in maybe junior high when a science teacher taught you that if there were twins, and one of them went on a spaceship going real fast for a long trip, when they came back the twin left on Earth would be much older than the twin that went on the trip And that that was relativity And then some kids would think they understood relativity because they had been told that factoid That s what I [...]

    2. Hershel Shipman on said:

      Another good overview of theoretical physics Michio Kaku explains it a bit simply than Brian Greene though it ends up with a shorter overview book that doesn t have as much detail The most interesting parts are the history and its players Kudos to him for mentioning an important female physicist.

    3. Ajitabh Pandey on said:

      A perfect book for people who wants to understand and review the various theories related to the Universe and find a single theory of the universe An excellent but somewhat outdated introduction to the concepts of the String Theory Written in a simple language, you do not need to possess a degree in physics to understand it A high school level understanding of science is enough to understand the matter presented in the book.

    4. Leyla on said:

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    5. Ron Joniak on said:

      I received this book from a customer at my part time job This book by Michio Kaku on String theory was an enjoyable and quick read The author goes into the basic details of string theory and provides a history of the theory The superstring trip down memory lane turned out to be a highly enjoyable read There is little to no mathematics involved in this book and it is easy to read for the layman.

    6. Joseph Siry on said:

      An exceptionally fine book that I have used for students to read to better understand the several turning points of unification in science from Sir Isaac Newton to just before the Higgs boson s discovery The four or three fundamental universes are examined and clearly delineated in this historical sweep of what Einstein s and other physicist s discoveries have meant from Hubbles discovery of the expanding universe to the findings of fission and later fusion.

    7. Pranav on said:

      Beyond Einstein is a book that is written by Michio Kaku It explores Einstein s dreams in Physics and explores these ideas It describes theories of unification and theoretical physics It also describes why this is important in modern day physics and how it may be important in the future of physics.

    8. Selçuk Kılınç on said:

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    9. Venky on said:

      The Holy Grail for every Theoretical Physicist is undoubtedly a Grand Unified Theory A theory that coalesces all the four primary forces of Gravity, Electromagnetism, Weak Nuclear Force and the Strong Nuclear Force into one coherent, concise and clear theory This endeavour has repeatedly eluded some of the most brilliant and mercurial geniuses who have made an indelible mark in the realm of Physics Even a mighty stalwart like Einstein was left to rue the last years of his life disputing his own [...]

    10. Harikleia on said:

      In the non fiction book of Beyond Einstein , the author, Michio Kaku, a Professor of Theoretical Physics at the Graduate Center of the City University of New York, explains the workings and the possible origins of the universe we know today From Superstring Theory and Quantum Puzzles, to Dark Matter and planets or universes that have dimensions or are composed of antimatter, this book has all of the answers to the questions that come with reading it Unlike all of the novels I have read, this bo [...]

    11. Daniel on said:

      Qualitative description of Einstein discoveries in relativity general or specific are described avoiding complicate math or any math at all The author makes very good analogies with physical processes we know like when you drop a heavy weight over a bed sheet and let a small ball run over this surface The author debunks general assumptions that we take for granted like for example Einstein s dislike of quantum theory, because after all he has fomented its development and never was truly against [...]

    12. David on said:

      This is my second book read by Michio Kaku, and I intend to read all of his public divulgation books So far I have thoroughly enjoyed what I have read, even though I m a little bit behind schedule, having read this book 19 years late Anyway, the only part where this book feels outdated it s when it talks about the late Superconducting Supercollider SSC project, and which had already been cancelled by the time the book was written and published Still, it already talks about the Large Hadron Colli [...]

    13. Kristen Coffin on said:

      According to the superstring theory, our world only appears to be made of point particles, because our measuring devices are crude to see these tiny strings Michio Kaku tries to explain the basics of superstring theory and the quest to find a unified field theory Kaku believes that the superstring theory is the only theory that can unite quantum mechanics and general relativity This is a good book for someone who is interested in physics, but maybe isn t very good at physics Don t get me wrong, [...]

    14. Rajendra Dave on said:

      First the positives The book written by renowned physicist deals with a very interesting subject what with the quest for GOD particle of particle physics and unified theory In a very short book, the authors have covered this vast and complex topic including related trivia and tried to make it comprehensible to a layman That is where the problem lies While reading this book, I was reminded of a particular tradition in Hindu religion Stayanarayana Katha The priest visits home of devotee and is sup [...]

    15. Mars Smith on said:

      Pro Readers can learn about different types of elementary particles such as the different types of quarks and leptons In this book, I learned that there were up, down, strange, charm, top, and bottom quarks that were not all part of the same family Page 110 shows a chart with up and down quarks in the electron family, the strange and charm quarks in the muon family, and the top and bottom quarks in the tau family Michio s book talks about supersymmetry, string theory, and the grand unified theor [...]

    16. Adam on said:

      In Beyond Einstein, Michio Kaku gives the reader an overveiw of the history of modern physics Beginning with Newton Beyond Einstein describes with intricacy, the theories that later began to form superstring theory First, the idea that the four forces of the universe could be one and the same is expressed along with the detailed description of the forces As the book progresses, it explains the idea of a multiverse, dark matter, anti matter, and much .I would most addimently recomend this book to [...]

    17. Terence Kong on said:

      This book provides readers an insight into the evolution of modern physics over the past several decades Describing various scientific laws ranging from Newton s laws of motion to Einstein s idea of general relativity, Michio Kaku perfectly explains them in a understandable manner for the general audience and how in some ways those principles are affecting our daily lives I ve heard that this book exhibits the same materials and themes as his other book Hyperspace I m not sure whether this is tr [...]

    18. John Godier on said:

      Kaku always delivers brainfood in an easily readable manner I absolutely love his books, they re like adventures in themselves that have you page turning regardless of the advanced subject matter of theoretical physics You move forward chapter after chapter eager to see what science you never thought you d understand will be laid plain next In this early book he explores the concept of the grand unified theory that science still searches for today that thwarted Einstein himself By the end of the [...]

    19. Rodney on said:

      Overall, not bad I like Kakuhave watched him on various shows on television There, everything is simplified for people like me In this book, he does a so so job of bringing theoretical physics down to the layperson level however, theoretical physics is so high above the layperson to begin with that you have to bring it down much further There were parts I understood and parts I didn t, but I wasn t going for a degree, I was just trying to learn something And I did If you want a basic background [...]

    20. Greg Pretti on said:

      While I really like Kaku, this book jumped around just a little in parts, and that did take away some of the potential impact It s also a little bizarre to read today, in a world where string theory is unproven, and mostly determined to be a nice, concise answer, but not THE answer It transforms every reference Kaku makes about string theory s ability to solve everything into justification for a generalization so large that it can t entirely be proven wrong or right.All the same, the book is wel [...]

    21. Matthew Estrada on said:

      With this book and all his others Machio Kaku proves to be an amazing writer who is able to capture his readers with intriguing information I think that this book was really good because if your someone like me you d want to understand how our universe works The key question on every physicists mind is how everything works together You see right now the key theories are quantum and the theory of relativity but they don t work together to form an understanding of gravity In the end I give this bo [...]

    22. Maggy on said:

      I feel bad for leaving a book unfinished, but this is not my slice of pie I was only decent at physics, but never interested enough as to actually read and enjoy this book Einsteins theory or relativity, the quantum theory, linked together by the theory of the superstrings It had my mind reeling for hours, trying to comprehend every word But, since this was a book I had to read for academic purposes, I gave it a try Thankfully, I do not have to read it any so I must put it down I don t know mayb [...]

    23. Art on said:

      More of an overview than an in depth discussion of theoretical physics and string theory This book endeavors to pave a way towards the thought that string theory is the culmination of hundreds of years of scientific exploration but it reads like a history lesson It suffers from a lack of a binding principle or a strong thesis It is useful as an introductory read, but it suffers from a lack of punch.

    24. Tommy on said:

      I liked it My opinion of it is rather skewed in that I bought several of Kaku s books and then brilliantly read them in reverse chronology, so I read this earlier work after I had read his recent stuff The book gives a good introduction into string theory and basic physics but it does have nearly two decades of scientific discoveries and refinements in theory between when it was written and now I d still recommend it.

    25. Shawn Fairweather on said:

      Very enjoyable and extremely easy to follow Michio has an uncanny talent to explain some pretty heavy subject matter and break it down in a way that the layman as well as the knowledgable can comprehend and understand Essentially what is discussed here is a short overview and journey of the last 100 or so years in terms of the development and circumstances of the Super String Theory with a bit of touching of other impacted areas of physics I highly recommend this.

    26. Eda on said:

      I have an unhealthy fascination with the origin of the universe and this is a must read for every cosmology enthusiast Although there are some parts that people may not understand if they didn t have a background on quantum mechanics, Michio Kaku really explains it in the simplest way possible like he always does in all his popular science books 5 stars

    27. Dave Wilson on said:

      I wouldn t recommend this book if you re interested in the current state of thinking It s 20 years old and a lot has changed since its original publication I found the style rather repetitive, as if the book had been written as a collection of independent essays then not too well edited before being published in book form.

    28. melody mooney on said:

      So, I have long had a interest in String Theory and Quantum Physics but I totally suck at Math This book breaks down conceptual physics without intimidating the reader with advanced calculations It s advanced stuff made easy What s cooler than thinking your are smarter than that nerdy guy who was in trigonometry in the eighth grade

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