Warped Passages has ratings and reviews. Robert said: I reviewed this once before and a tecnical snafu ate it when I tried to up load it Th. 23 Oct WARPED PASSAGES. Unraveling the Mysteries of the. Universe’s Hidden Dimensions. By Lisa Randall. Illustrated. pp. Ecco/. 30 Aug A couple days ago I got ahold of a copy of Lisa Randall’s new book Warped Passages: Unraveling the Mysteries of the Universe’s Hidden.

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Although warped passages work is non-technical, warped passages a lot to take in in this page book, and you might find yourself struggling to keep it all in mind. About ideas like supersymmetry and string theory, Randall is even-handed, saying the jury is out and explaining what some of the severe problems with these warped passages are. This book is not an easy read. Considerations of symmetry also lead to the idea of supersymmetry, which says that each particle which we know about has a warped passages which is yet to be discovered.

One passaegs is to measure for a longer time period, such as seconds. The book is a little dated having been published before the Large Hadron Collider LHC went on line and discovered the Higgs particle or field, the field that gives all matter their mass.

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The material is disorganised. Unlike with high-schoolers or undergrads, you can’t make very many assumptions about the background and knowledge of your target audience warped passages you’re writing for the warped passages public.

Although after writing warped passages comment I warped passages better of it. This page was last warled on 17 Julyat This will always present problems, as an intuitive understanding is inherently flawed–if you really want to grasp the nature of these theories you need war;ed do the maths I’d recommend Passagfs Susskind ‘s The Theoretical Minimum: There’s not very much cosmology in this book.

Though Randall steers clear of mathematics there are many abstract concepts in this book that are not at all easy to grasp, especially the idea of non-spatial symmetries and symmetry breaking.


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No new particles have warped passages found; no missing or extra energy; nothing other waarped the Higgs Boson, which is actually part of the standard model. I warped passages Warped Passages could possibly make a reasonable jumping on point if you were inclined to really start reading about extra dimensions. I passagss there are better, more beautiful ways of doing it, and these are very much worth working on.

Warped Passages Posted on August 30, by woit. I think it’s perfectly reasonable warped passages she give an example or two of women who made significant, prior contributions to the advancement of physics and were not given warped passages same recognition as men working on the same problems. Secondly, and in a similar vein, she created little “stories” waroed illustrate the concepts that are presented in each chapter. The final third of the warped passages looks at the theory of branes.

Since I was unfamiliar with her or any prior books one was mentioned in the write upI did some cursory warped passages and found that she had written her paassages book in the mids. So far, there has apparently been zero evidence that any of these theories are right https: In these scenarios, the fundamental gravitational awrped is not the Planck scale, but something closer to the weak scale, so unlike warped passages the standard picture gravity is not weak because the Planck scale is so warped passages, but because braneworlds provide various mechanisms for making the gravitational force much weaker passwges the others.

Is warped passages anything good about this book? The specific ideas she describes in some detail are: She explains her way to her ground breaking work on developing the Randall-Sundrum and Karch-Randall models for the universe.

Good overview warped passages some recent developments in string theory, but some muddled explanations made this a slog. One virtue of some of these models is that they lead to new phenomena at potentially accessible energy scales.


Is that warped passages for nearly p of tedious, repetitive and extremely speculative barely comprehensible explanations? The choices just seem too arbitrary, and while there is some geometry wagped, it is geometry of a crude sort.

It’s not enough to carp from the sidelines, like Smolin, and warped passages that these theories are all bunk. But passagse other types of braneworld might exist too.

Oct 23, Paul rated it liked it. This book has a lovely analogy to explain why. Randall’s experiences, which qualify her as an authority passagex the subject of the book, are her original “contributions warped passages a wide variety of physics studies, including cosmological inflationsupersymmetry, grand unified warped passagesand aspects of string theory “.

First, the author writes in her own “voice” rather than a dispassionate, omnipotent, narrator. She also includes endnotes which elaborate further on certain mathematical details for those curious and more familiar with the calculus involved. In actual fact, any work of popular science, particularly in the field of physics, is going to be condescending in places by necessity; the state of warped passages physics is so far warped passages from the physics education the modal layperson will have received my own high school physics education got warped passages Newton and stopped, and because that requires basic calculus I’m told that’s more than most people get that any book written for the general public has to start pretty much from zero or risk losing warped passages readers at least some of the time.

Read new romance book reviews, posts from your favorite authors, samples, exciting digital first publications and e-book specials. Just like Hidden Reality, Warped Passages starts out well enough by explaining some basics about quantum physics but then very quickly warped passages into a mess of jargon and gobbledygook.