The Complete Idiot's Guide to String Theory
Date: April 2009
Duration: 10 hours 17 minutes
Everything is connected.
We're living in the midst of a scientific revolution that's captured the general public's attention and imagination. The aim of this new revolution is to develop a "theory of everything," a set of laws of physics that will explain all that can be explained, ranging from the tiniest subatomic particle to the universe as a whole. Here, listeners will learn the ideas behind the theories and their effects upon our world, our civilization, and ourselves.
In this guide you get:
-Clear explanations of quantum mechanics, Einstein's theories of relativity, and how string theory unites them
-A quick, easy-to-understand overview of competing theories and how they might be tested
-Fast facts about black holes, what's inside them, how they're made, and why they're so deeply paradoxical
-Simple, smart tips to help you visualize extra dimensions
Wrap your head around a big idea.