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Clocks not simpler than a + ib,
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This review is from: The Quantum Universe: Everything that can happen does happen (Hardcover)It's not the fault of the book, it probably does what it sets out to do, but this is a warning for anyone like me who has some maths (a degree from long ago and not used since) who is comfortable with equations but finds things like the clock analogy just muddies the water. Maybe I should just buckle down and get on with Penrose's Road to Reality, which is gathering dust on the bookshelf.
Does anyone else find themselves stuck somewhere between popular science with it's obviously missing bits and confusing analogies, and the academic reference books?
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Initial post: 23 Nov 2011 23:59:25 GMT
R. Fountain says:
"Does anyone else find themselves stuck somewhere between popular science with it's obviously missing bits and confusing analogies, and the academic reference books?"
Yes! After reading quite a few of these books; Penrose, Hawking, Kaku, Feynman, Cox, Foreshaw, Rae etc...I have come to the conclusion that 'those missing bits' will probably remain missing for a lot longer than the time i'll have on this planet...which is really frustrating! Certainly I doubt that i'll be able to contribute anything in my time, but I do love those little brain sparks that books like these can lead to. Little baby personal Eureka moments. It's like trying to put an infinite jigsaw puzzle together without knowing what the picture is supposed to be.
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