String Theory For Dummies breaks down this complex scientific theory in a way that is approachable by readers at all levels. It is an ideal resource for students of physics who need to learn this theory as well as laymen who are interested in this exciting development in humankinds understanding of the universe.

  • Introduction(第1頁)
    • About This Book(第1頁)
    • Conventions Used in This Book(第2頁)
    • What You’re Not to Read(第3頁)
    • Foolish Assumptions(第3頁)
    • How This Book Is Organized(第4頁)
    • Icons Used in this Book(第6頁)
    • Where to Go from Here(第6頁)
  • Part I: Introducing String Theory(第7頁)
    • Chapter 1: So What Is String Theory Anyway?(第9頁)
    • Chapter 2: The Physics Road Dead Ends at Quantum Gravity(第25頁)
    • Chapter 3: Accomplishments and Failures(第39頁)
  • Part II: The Physics Upon Which String Theory Is Built(第49頁)
    • Chapter 4: Putting String Theory in Context: Understanding the Method of Science(第51頁)
    • Chapter 5: What You Must Know about Classical Physics(第63頁)
    • Chapter 6: Revolutionizing Space and Time: Einstein’s Relativity(第81頁)
    • Chapter 7: Brushing Up on Quantum Theory Basics(第99頁)
    • Chapter 8: The Standard Model of Particle Physics(第119頁)
    • Chapter 9: Physics in Space: Considering Cosmology and Astrophysics(第137頁)
  • Part III: Building String Theory: A Theory of Everything(第159頁)
    • Chapter 10: Early Strings and Superstrings: Unearthing the Theory’s Beginnings(第161頁)
    • Chapter 11: M-Theory and Beyond: Bringing String Theory Together(第183頁)
    • Chapter 12: Putting String Theory to the Test(第209頁)
  • Part IV: The Unseen Cosmos: String Theory On the Boundaries of Knowledge(第227頁)
    • Chapter 13: Making Space for Extra Dimensions(第229頁)
    • Chapter 14: Our Universe — String Theory, Cosmology, and Astrophysics(第245頁)
    • Chapter 15: Parallel Universes: Maybe You Can Be Two Places at Once(第261頁)
    • Chapter 16: Have Time, Will Travel(第275頁)
  • Part V: What the Other Guys Say: Criticisms and Alternatives(第295頁)
    • Chapter 17: Taking a Closer Look at the String Theory Controversy(第297頁)
    • Chapter 18: Loop Quantum Gravity: String Theory’s Biggest Competitor(第313頁)
    • Chapter 19: Considering Other Ways to Explain the Universe(第323頁)
  • Part VI: The Part of Tens(第337頁)
    • Chapter 20: Ten Questions a Theory of Everything Should (Ideally) Answer(第339頁)
    • Chapter 21: Ten Notable String Theorists(第345頁)
  • Index(第351頁)
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