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- Average Customer Review: 14 customer reviews
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String Theory for the Rest of Us but not for Dummies: String Theory Simplified Kindle Edition
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Top Customer Reviews
I'm now off to search out a MEANINGFUL book about String theory - one that leaves me with some understanding, rather that a string of overly simplistic statements.
Certainly not to be recommended and not a good addition to a Kindle library.
String Theory contained fewer grammatical errors, but unfortunately that's all I can say for it. The same issues with poor diagrams that don't enlarge well, bad examples, and explanations which are either confusing or deeply misleading. For example, "elemental particles travel in waves, similar to the waves we see at the beach, but far smaller" - if you're going to use the waves of the sea to compare with wave motion, then when they hit the beach seems the most inaccurate point of the analogy. Not at all a helpful image. Another example that's stretched to breaking point is that the reason one gets hurt when hit by a car is because fermions can only occupy one state at one time. I think I see what the author is getting at here, but it's a really poor explanation.
There is one comedy moment when Sir Isaac Newton is described as a "pretty smart man", which is along the lines of saying Einstein was quite bright, really. Some things are just plain wrong: for example, at one point the author uses "indirectly" when she means "inversely", which in context means something quite different.
Overall: you'd learn more about string theory by reading Wikipedia and doing a few google searches. This is not worth the time to read, and sadly, certainly not worth paying for. Instead, invest in something by someone who 1) really understands the subject and 2) knows how to teach. If I come across such a book on Kindle I'll link to it here!
Worst £1.90 I've ever spent on Kindle, and this alone makes me think that the Kindle Publishing process really needs some quality control.
It is however, not a very detailed explanation of string theory or any other physics. There is an assumption by the author that you will believe anything she tells you without further explanation, leading to no understanding of the theory.
If you would like a detailed, informative explanation then buy another book.
One serious complaint:- all the essential explanatory diagrams are missing - this degrades the booklet to only 2-3 stars!
The book is free from jargon and complex equations. This isn't a complicated text book on the subject. There are plenty of those for the serious quantum physics students; this is aimed at people who don't understand string theory and no previous knowledge of the subject is presumed. The books covers Newton and Einstein before moving on the quantum physics and finally string theory.
It's not a massive book, but that is reflected in the price. It's a bargain! I'm hoping Beki Becker releases more in the series as there are plenty of other subjects I'd be interested in having explained to me in a way that I'll understand!
Most Recent Customer Reviews
I understand that it is supposed to be a simple way of looking at string theory but she talks to you like you're a three year old who wants to know why when he dropped his food it... Read morePublished on 4 July 2014 by DANTE
Good prompt delivery of this product. The product was as expected. I am glad to recommend the service provided by the vendor.Published on 4 May 2013 by Dr David I. South
Nice, brief explanation to a theory that is talked about often and known about by few! At last I now know what it's on about to a very basic degreePublished on 6 April 2013 by Mr. L. O. Andrews
As it has been 20 years since my chemistry degree the revision section was great however would like to have had more detail on strong theory. Read morePublished on 31 Dec. 2012 by Chris Speake
I really like the simple tone used!!!
I would definitely recommend this to any possible physicists or peeps that like it!!