出版社: Vintage Books
副标题: Superstrings, Hidden Dimensions, and the Quest for the Ultimate Theory
出版年: 2000229
页数: 464
定价: USD 16.00
装帧: Paperback
ISBN: 9780375708114
内容简介 · · · · · ·
[Greene] develops one fresh new insight after another...In the great tradition of physicists writing for the masses, The Elegant Universe sets a standard that will be hard to beat. George Johnson, The New York Times Book Review
In a rare blend of scientific insight and writing as elegant as the theories it explains, Brian Greene, one of the world's leading string theoris...
[Greene] develops one fresh new insight after another...In the great tradition of physicists writing for the masses, The Elegant Universe sets a standard that will be hard to beat. George Johnson, The New York Times Book Review
In a rare blend of scientific insight and writing as elegant as the theories it explains, Brian Greene, one of the world's leading string theorists, peels away the layers of mystery surrounding string theory to reveal a universe that consists of 11 dimensions where the fabric of space tears and repairs itself, and all matterfrom the smallest quarks to the most gargantuan supernovasis generated by the vibrations of microscopically tiny loops of energy.
Green uses everything from an amusement park ride to ants on a garden hose to illustrate the beautiful yet bizarre realities that modern physics is unveiling. Dazzling in its brilliance, unprecedented in its ability to both illuminate and entertain, The Elegant Universe is a tour de force of science writinga delightful, lucid voyage through modern physics that brings us closer than ever to understanding how the universe works.
作者简介 · · · · · ·
B·格林，毕业于哈佛大学，在牛津大学获博士学位，是罗德学者（Rhodes Scholars）。1990年，他来到康奈尔大学物理系，1995年被聘为教授，1996年到哥伦比亚大学任物理学和数学教授。他曾在20多个国家开过普及和专业讲座，公认在超弦理论中有过许多开拓性的发现。他现在住纽约绮色佳。
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Of course, the afterthefact agreement was only marginally convincing. When you know the answer you want, it is often all too easy to figure out a way of getting it.
20120623 20:59 1人喜欢

Einstein proclaimed that all objects in the universe are always traveling through spacetime at one fixed speedthat of light. 这是说三个空间维和一个时间维合起来的速度。我们在时间维里的运动就是在aging。 如果某个物体的运动在空间里达到极限，也就是光速，那么在时间维就没有速度没有运动。 Thus light does not get old; a photon that emerged from the big bang is the same age today as it was then. There ...
20120320 22:25 1人喜欢
这是说三个空间维和一个时间维合起来的速度。我们在时间维里的运动就是在aging。如果某个物体的运动在空间里达到极限，也就是光速，那么在时间维就没有速度没有运动。Einstein proclaimed that all objects in the universe are always traveling through spacetime at one fixed speedthat of light.
Thus light does not get old; a photon that emerged from the big bang is the same age today as it was then. There is no passage of time at light speed.
回应 20120320 22:25 
The rigorous definition of entropy actually involves counting or calculating the number of possible rearrangements of the microscopic quantummechanical properties of the elementary constituents of a physical system that do not affect its gross macroscopic properties (such as its energy or pressue). The details are not essential so long as you realize that entropy is a fully quantitative quantumm...
20121116 13:21
second law of thermodynamics: the entropy of a system always increaseseverying tends toward greater disorder.The rigorous definition of entropy actually involves counting or calculating the number of possible rearrangements of the microscopic quantummechanical properties of the elementary constituents of a physical system that do not affect its gross macroscopic properties (such as its energy or pressue). The details are not essential so long as you realize that entropy is a fully quantitative quantummechanical concept that precisely measures the overall dsiorder of a physical system.
回应 20121116 13:21 
"Black holes have no hair." By this, Wheeler meant that except for a small number of distinguishing features? One, of course, is the black hole's mass. What are the others? Research has revealed that they are the electric and certain other force charges a black hole can carry, as well as the rate at which it spins. And that's it. ....... Recall that it is precisely such properties mass,...
20121115 23:49
"Black holes have no hair." By this, Wheeler meant that except for a small number of distinguishing features? One, of course, is the black hole's mass. What are the others? Research has revealed that they are the electric and certain other force charges a black hole can carry, as well as the rate at which it spins. And that's it. ....... Recall that it is precisely such properties mass, force charges, and spin that distinguish one elementary particle from another. The similarity of the defining traits has led a number of physicists over the years to strange speculation that black holes might actually be gigantic elementary particles.
回应 20121115 23:49

The rigorous definition of entropy actually involves counting or calculating the number of possible rearrangements of the microscopic quantummechanical properties of the elementary constituents of a physical system that do not affect its gross macroscopic properties (such as its energy or pressue). The details are not essential so long as you realize that entropy is a fully quantitative quantumm...
20121116 13:21
second law of thermodynamics: the entropy of a system always increaseseverying tends toward greater disorder.The rigorous definition of entropy actually involves counting or calculating the number of possible rearrangements of the microscopic quantummechanical properties of the elementary constituents of a physical system that do not affect its gross macroscopic properties (such as its energy or pressue). The details are not essential so long as you realize that entropy is a fully quantitative quantummechanical concept that precisely measures the overall dsiorder of a physical system.
回应 20121116 13:21 
"Black holes have no hair." By this, Wheeler meant that except for a small number of distinguishing features? One, of course, is the black hole's mass. What are the others? Research has revealed that they are the electric and certain other force charges a black hole can carry, as well as the rate at which it spins. And that's it. ....... Recall that it is precisely such properties mass,...
20121115 23:49
"Black holes have no hair." By this, Wheeler meant that except for a small number of distinguishing features? One, of course, is the black hole's mass. What are the others? Research has revealed that they are the electric and certain other force charges a black hole can carry, as well as the rate at which it spins. And that's it. ....... Recall that it is precisely such properties mass, force charges, and spin that distinguish one elementary particle from another. The similarity of the defining traits has led a number of physicists over the years to strange speculation that black holes might actually be gigantic elementary particles.
回应 20121115 23:49 
Of course, the afterthefact agreement was only marginally convincing. When you know the answer you want, it is often all too easy to figure out a way of getting it.
20120623 20:59 1人喜欢

Nature does not care about the language we use. Instead, physics is governed by the properties of the fundamental ingredientsthe particle masses (energies) and the force charges they carry. And whether the radius is R or 1/R, the complete list of these properties for the fundamental ingredients in string theory is identical.
20120615 22:07
Nature does not care about the language we use. Instead, physics is governed by the properties of the fundamental ingredientsthe particle masses (energies) and the force charges they carry. And whether the radius is R or 1/R, the complete list of these properties for the fundamental ingredients in string theory is identical.
回应 20120615 22:07

The rigorous definition of entropy actually involves counting or calculating the number of possible rearrangements of the microscopic quantummechanical properties of the elementary constituents of a physical system that do not affect its gross macroscopic properties (such as its energy or pressue). The details are not essential so long as you realize that entropy is a fully quantitative quantumm...
20121116 13:21
second law of thermodynamics: the entropy of a system always increaseseverying tends toward greater disorder.The rigorous definition of entropy actually involves counting or calculating the number of possible rearrangements of the microscopic quantummechanical properties of the elementary constituents of a physical system that do not affect its gross macroscopic properties (such as its energy or pressue). The details are not essential so long as you realize that entropy is a fully quantitative quantummechanical concept that precisely measures the overall dsiorder of a physical system.
回应 20121116 13:21 
"Black holes have no hair." By this, Wheeler meant that except for a small number of distinguishing features? One, of course, is the black hole's mass. What are the others? Research has revealed that they are the electric and certain other force charges a black hole can carry, as well as the rate at which it spins. And that's it. ....... Recall that it is precisely such properties mass,...
20121115 23:49
"Black holes have no hair." By this, Wheeler meant that except for a small number of distinguishing features? One, of course, is the black hole's mass. What are the others? Research has revealed that they are the electric and certain other force charges a black hole can carry, as well as the rate at which it spins. And that's it. ....... Recall that it is precisely such properties mass, force charges, and spin that distinguish one elementary particle from another. The similarity of the defining traits has led a number of physicists over the years to strange speculation that black holes might actually be gigantic elementary particles.
回应 20121115 23:49 
Of course, the afterthefact agreement was only marginally convincing. When you know the answer you want, it is often all too easy to figure out a way of getting it.
20120623 20:59 1人喜欢

Nature does not care about the language we use. Instead, physics is governed by the properties of the fundamental ingredientsthe particle masses (energies) and the force charges they carry. And whether the radius is R or 1/R, the complete list of these properties for the fundamental ingredients in string theory is identical.
20120615 22:07
Nature does not care about the language we use. Instead, physics is governed by the properties of the fundamental ingredientsthe particle masses (energies) and the force charges they carry. And whether the radius is R or 1/R, the complete list of these properties for the fundamental ingredients in string theory is identical.
回应 20120615 22:07
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0 有用 景 20160827
Thus light does not get old; a photon that emerged from the big bang is the same age today as it was then. There is no passage of time at light speed.
0 有用 彰 20160817
权当物理专业词汇扫盲………
0 有用 echo 20150612
几乎没用公式就能把弦理论讲得这么简明易懂也是够厉害了
2 有用 Quintumnia 20160320
最早在TED瞭解到作者，一下子震撼了。然後到他的紀錄片，最後到他的書。從沒有人把物理講得這麼淺顯，有趣，易懂。就像他說，去掉公式，只用類比個比喻。記得他一個比喻就表明功力：你的左手臂必須伸到超出已知宇宙邊緣才能代表電磁力的強度！真心感謝，讓我無法踏足這領域卻滿足好奇心。
0 有用 秋水无涯 20160804
Good writing with a bad taste
0 有用 彰 20160817
权当物理专业词汇扫盲………
0 有用 景 20160827
Thus light does not get old; a photon that emerged from the big bang is the same age today as it was then. There is no passage of time at light speed.
0 有用 秋水无涯 20160804
Good writing with a bad taste
0 有用 栗子 20160504
简直不要更喜欢！！！我觉得写得很好，前面的章节都还挺好懂的，越到后面讲得更深奥了就不太能理解了，不过真的很喜欢！
2 有用 Quintumnia 20160320
最早在TED瞭解到作者，一下子震撼了。然後到他的紀錄片，最後到他的書。從沒有人把物理講得這麼淺顯，有趣，易懂。就像他說，去掉公式，只用類比個比喻。記得他一個比喻就表明功力：你的左手臂必須伸到超出已知宇宙邊緣才能代表電磁力的強度！真心感謝，讓我無法踏足這領域卻滿足好奇心。