By Michio Kaku

During this exciting trip into the mysteries of our cosmos, bestselling writer Michio Kaku takes us on a dizzying trip to discover black holes and time machines, multidimensional area and, such a lot tantalizing of all, the prospect that parallel universes may possibly lay along our personal. Kaku skillfully courses us throughout the most recent techniques in string thought and its most recent new release, M-theory, which posits that our universe will be only one in an unending multiverse, a unique bubble floating in a sea of countless bubble universes. If M-theory is confirmed right, we may possibly eventually locate resolution to the query, “What occurred prior to the massive bang?” this is often an exhilarating and unforgettable creation into the hot state-of-the-art theories of physics and cosmology from one of many pre-eminent voices within the box.

Show description

Read Online or Download Parallel Worlds: A Journey Through Creation, Higher Dimensions, and the Future of the Cosmos PDF

Best Physics books

To Explain the World: The Discovery of Modern Science

A masterful observation at the historical past of technological know-how from the Greeks to trendy instances, by way of Nobel Prize-winning physicist Steven Weinberg—a thought-provoking and demanding e-book by way of essentially the most distinct scientists and intellectuals of our time. during this wealthy, irreverent, and compelling historical past, Nobel Prize-winning physicist Steven Weinberg takes us throughout centuries from historical Miletus to medieval Baghdad and Oxford, from Plato’s Academy and the Museum of Alexandria to the cathedral tuition of Chartres and the Royal Society of London.

Game Physics

Create bodily reasonable 3D pictures environments with this creation to the tips and methods in the back of the method. writer David H. Eberly contains simulations to introduce the major difficulties concerned after which steadily finds the mathematical and actual innovations had to remedy them. He then describes the entire algorithmic foundations and makes use of code examples and dealing resource code to teach how they're applied, culminating in a wide choice of actual simulations.

Quantum Theory of Solids (Oxford Classic Texts in the Physical Sciences)

This e-book develops the topic from the fundamental rules of quantum mechanics. The emphasis is on a unmarried assertion of the tips underlying a few of the approximations that experience for use and care is taken to split sound arguments from conjecture. This ebook is written for the coed of theoretical physics who desires to paintings within the box of solids and for the experimenter with an information of quantum idea who's no longer content material to take different people's arguments without any consideration.

Quantum Enigma: Physics Encounters Consciousness

In attempting to comprehend the atom, physicists outfitted quantum mechanics, the main profitable idea in technology and the root of one-third of our financial system. they discovered, to their embarrassment, that with their conception, physics encounters awareness. Authors Bruce Rosenblum and Fred Kuttner clarify all this in non-technical phrases with support from a few fanciful tales and anecdotes in regards to the theory's builders.

Additional info for Parallel Worlds: A Journey Through Creation, Higher Dimensions, and the Future of the Cosmos

Show sample text content

Even though, the entire matter/energy content material of a universe may very well be very small. the problem content material of the universe, together with all of the stars, planets, and galaxies, is very large and optimistic. although, the power kept inside of gravity should be unfavorable. should you upload the confident strength because of subject to the unfavorable power as a result of gravity, the sum can be as regards to 0! In a few feel, such universes are unfastened. they could spring out of the vacuum virtually easily. (If the universe is closed, then the full strength content material of the universe needs to be accurately 0. ) (To snatch this, give some thought to a donkey that falls right into a huge gap within the flooring. we need to upload power to the donkey which will pull him out of the opening. as soon as he's out and he's status at the flooring, he's thought of to have 0 power. therefore, simply because we needed to upload power to the donkey to get him to a country of 0 power, he should have had unfavourable strength whereas within the gap. equally, it takes strength to drag a planet out of a sun approach. as soon as it truly is out in unfastened house, the planet has 0 power. seeing that we need to upload power to extract a planet out of a sunlight approach to achieve a nation of 0 power, the planet has detrimental gravitational power whereas contained in the sunlight approach. ) in reality, to create a universe like ours could require a ridiculously small internet quantity of topic, possibly as low as an oz.. As Guth loves to say, “the universe could be a loose lunch. ” this concept of making a universe from not anything used to be first brought by way of physicist Edward Tryon of Hunter university of town collage of latest York, in a paper released in Nature journal in 1973. He speculated that the universe is anything “which occurs now and then” because of a quantum fluctuation within the vacuum. (Although the web volume of subject essential to create a universe will be with regards to 0, this subject has to be compressed to remarkable densities, as we see in bankruptcy 12. ) just like the P’an Ku mythologies, this can be an instance of creatio ex nihilo cosmology. even if the universe-from-nothing concept can't be proved with traditional skill, it does support to reply to very sensible questions on the universe. for instance, why doesn’t the universe spin? every little thing we see round us spins, from tops, hurricanes, planets, and galaxies, to quasars. it kind of feels to be a common attribute of subject within the universe. however the universe itself does Kaku_0385509863_4p_all_r1. qxd 10/27/04 7:07 AM web page ninety five PA R A L L E L W O R L D S ninety five now not spin. after we examine the galaxies within the heavens, their overall spin cancels out to 0. (This is kind of lucky, simply because, as we see in bankruptcy five, if the universe did spin, then time go back and forth could turn into regular and historical past will be most unlikely to jot down. ) the explanation why the universe doesn't spin will be that our universe got here from not anything. because the vacuum doesn't spin, we don't count on to work out any internet spin coming up in our universe. in truth, the entire bubble-universes in the multiverse can have 0 internet spin. Why do confident and detrimental electric fees stability out precisely?

Rated 4.22 of 5 – based on 21 votes