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Not sure who this book is aimed at
on 28 February 2012
Reflecting other reviews here, the level of Maths required to appreciate this book is high. Not just maths, but maths particular to understanding the type of physics relevant to multidimensional physics! I am up to Engineering degree Maths and this is way beyond that. Trying to hang on to Penrose's coattails through the maths parts really turned me off I'm sad to say. Plus it really lacks the type of explanation required for the lay-man like me, so that the theme gradually becomes more and more confusing as more and more little pieces come and go unexplained. So I am not quite sure at what level this book is aimed. If I were a student of physics at Princeton I think I would find it enjoyable.
As it was , the book came and went and I felt bereft of information I could digest. I quickly turned to Michio Kaku "Hyperspace" for comfort and someone who actually takes time to explain complicated ideas and knows that the lay-man is interested but needs the information to be distilled.