The Road to Reality: A Complete Guide to the Laws of the Universe

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Vintage Books, Jan 1, 2007 - Science - 1099 pages
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This guide to the universe aims to provide a comprehensive account of our present understanding of the physical universe, and the essentials of its underlying mathematical theory. It attempts to convey an overall understanding--a feeling for the deep beauty and philosophical connotations of the subject, as well as of its intricate logical interconnections. While a work of this nature is challenging, no particular mathematical knowledge is assumed, the early chapters providing the essential background for the physical theories described in the remainder of the book. There is also enough descriptive material to carry the less mathematically inclined reader through, as well as some 450-500 figures. The book counters the common complaint that cutting-edge science is fundamentally inaccessible.

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Great explanations end-to-end, like the visual emphasis - Goodreads
Full of strange pictures and even stranger ideas. - Goodreads
This books is great as a reference manual. - Goodreads
But it is a great overview for non-physicists. - Goodreads
Expect to get through this book at a snail's pace. - Goodreads

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this is not light reading. I presume it is an accurate rendition of modern physics and as such is quite mind-boggling. I cannot follow a lot of the math, but it is really not essential to an enjoyable ... Read full review

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Deciphering the laws of physics to create universal reality This is an exhaustive review of the laws of physics as related to physical reality with significant emphasis on the mathematical component ... Read full review

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About the author (2007)

Roger Penrose is Emeritus Rouse Ball Professor of Mathematics at Oxford University. He has received a number of prizes and awards, including the 1988 Wolf Prize for physics, which he shared with Stephen Hawking for their joint contribution to our understanding of the universe. His books include The Emperor's New Mind, Shadows of the Mind, and The Nature of Space and Time, which he wrote with Hawking. He has lectured extensively at universities throughout America. He lives in Oxford.

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