Very good book, explained by a master.
Not really easy, for the complexity of the string theory, but very good explained.
Of all the books on relativity I've read, this is perhaps the best book in clearly explaining what exactly "spacetime" means (i.e. time as the fourth dimension). But the details of string theory still boggle me. I think without an adequate mathematical background, I can never truly understand just why string theory seems to be capable of explaining everything. But then again, who can say that string theory really will have the final say?...Continua
Another book about the string theory; also this quite difficult to follow.
Hubris, hubris; but alas, I am stupid.
Actually, I was more or less managing to follow the gist until I made the mistake of putting it aside for four months. Only to find, when I picked it back up, that I no longer even remembered much of anything about general relativity. Maybe I'll try again in five years... so take your time with those collisions, CERN people....Continua
My first introduction to string theory. For the popular level reader, Greene's highly acclaimed book is a masterpiece in showing how strange and interesting the universe really can be. You won't say "physics is boring" anymore.