In Hyperspace, Michio Kaku, author of the widely acclaimed Beyond Einstein and a leading theoretical physicist, offers the first book-length tour of the most. Hyperspace has ratings and reviews. Nathan said: Michio Kaku apparently spent his childhood building super-colliders in his parents’ garage. I. Hyperspace: A Scientific Odyssey Through Parallel Universes, Time Warps, and Michio Kaku, Author, Robert O’Keefe, Illustrator Oxford University Press, USA.
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Michio Kaku apparently spent his childhood building super-colliders in his parents’ garage. He’s clearly brilliant, and best of all, he’s not lost his imagination.
One sad fact of modern physicists is that precious few of them have any imagination, and are incapable of thought experiments and relative flights of fantasy. As Kaku has pointed out, fantasy fueled more great discoveries in science than pure science ever did on its own. In this book he uses what we know about quantum phy Michio Kaku apparently spent his childhood building super-colliders in his parents’ garage.
In this book he uses what we know about quantum physics to explore possibilities formerly relegated exclusively to science fiction.
In doing so, he should be admired. He is merely asking us to consider what some great minds in both literature and physics have imagined, and in doing so, manages to make what we do know seem almost simple by showing us how much we kaju don’t know.
He’s amazingly talented, imaginative, and best of all, he knows his math. Kamu also knows how to use that math to dream of what’s possible. An absolutely fun book to read. People who want to learn Quantum without having to put up with six years of math and science courses. This is the book that allowed me to fool an entire room of graduate students into thinking I was utterly Brilliant. It is a really good crash course on just what the hell Quantum, String, Unified Field Theory ad Superstring actually are.
Lays down the history and concepts in a way that makes sense and makes you get it. Particularly savvy readers will start making the other logical leaps. If we are thinking energy vibrating along a dimensional string, what does that say about the frequency of s This is the book that allowed me to fool an entire room of graduate students into thinking I was utterly Brilliant.
If we are thinking energy vibrating along a dimensional string, what does that say about the frequency of sentience in the universe? Since energy can’t go anywhere and sentience is a factor of energy, what the hell really hypesrpace happen to us when we die? Enjoy your trip down the rabbit hole. View all 4 comments.
Hyperspace and a Theory of Everything
Jan 02, Kelvin rated it did not like it Shelves: DNF at chapter It was a bit too dry and technical for me. While the chapter names were intriguing and there were interesting anecdotes in each chapter, it was still slightly too boring, even with the pictures, for me to read into and understand the developments of modern physics.
There wasn’t much holding it together, i. It also seemed to ramble on with analogies that weren’t that great to follow, eg the wood v DNF at chapter It also seemed to ramble on with analogies that weren’t that great to follow, eg the wood vs marble and flatland comparisons.
Though I’m sure that Michio Kaku is quite knowledgable about the theories mentioned in the book as evidenced huperspace his other books I expected this book to be more in story form like Flatterland and thus easier to read. Overall, this book was just disappointing for me. I expected it to be a fun and informative telling of the evolution of dimensional theories but ended up getting a book that was difficult to read and closer to a paper than novel.
Apr 15, Jimmy Ele rated it it was amazing Shelves: No stars hjperspace his musings on religion, god, and evolution. View all 6 comments. It was OK just because the science fiction at the end was a lot of fun. Kaku alternates through two styles — talking to the reader like they’re completely stupid and then talking to them like they’ve taken a college physics class.
I’m neither, I understood what he was writing, and was just insulted. The cornerstone of Hyperspace theory is that there were 10 dimensions for a fraction of a fraction of time in the first fraction of time of existence for this universe, but 6 of them probably don It was OK just because the science fiction at the end was a lot of fun.
The cornerstone of Hyperspace theory is that there were 10 dimensions for a fraction of a fraction of time in the first fraction of time of existence for this universe, but 6 of them probably don’t exist since. Um, so there aren’t 10 dimensions — there might have been. And then the whole premise is that I should accept the premises in the book even though he acknowledges there may never be proof?
And the difference between this and religion is Fifth dimensional beings could exist, but kaou God? So long as we’re just accepting things on faith, let me toss this one out there: God is a 5th kakk being.
But of course, it’s sexy to act like you’re smart — and when someone like Dr. Kaku publishes a sexy bit of science fiction and calls it researched science, everyone’s afraid to look like they don’t “get it. And in this instance, I do. If you’ve thought science is dull or perhaps too far beyond you, then please meet Michio Kaku. He writes about theoretical physics in a way that will fill you with wonder kkaku possibility. He takes what would otherwise be very complex concepts and conveys them using metaphors that every average joe can understand.
The number of a-ha moments I had reading this book were too many to count. What a terrific read. Oct 09, Shawna rated it really liked it. This is one of the popular science books that got me so interested in doing physics in the first place. Accessible to me before I even took a physics class, it should be accessible to most anyone with interest.
New ideas as of date published: Also, very hyperspacd written and easy to read with humor and everything! Nov 30, David rated it liked it Shelves: An introduction to non-Euclidian geometry, string theory, and related concepts.
Made me fantasize about learning the math. Got more and more speculative toward the end, and not so interestingly so. Like many books, this one would have been improved by a ruthless editor.
Still, worth a read if the topic interests you. Jan 28, Macoco G. Michio Kaku makes some amazingly complex and mind-bending concepts accessible to the lay reader i.
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He sprinkles the book kwku entertaining and informative anecdotes and his passion for the topic is infectious. Here’s hoping the 6-dimensional universe opens up just as this one closes! Feb 14, Rich Paz rated it it was amazing Shelves: I am now officially a Michio Kaku fan. This book explains physics as it should be taught in school.
His simplistic approach begs the reader for more information. I also love physics now because I understand it a lot more thanks to Mr. The school systems should think about this book as part of their cirriculum to teach the importance of understanding physics. May 06, Aloha rated it it was amazing. Michio Kaku did a terrific job of explaining to the layman scientific possibilities often depicted in sci-fi. Jun 24, Cloud rated it really liked it.
In fact, according to this theory, matter is nothing but the harmonies created by this vibrating string. Since there are an infinite number of harmonies that can be composed for the violin, there are an infinite number of forms of matter that can be constructed out of vibrating strings.
This explains the richness of the particles in nature. Likewise, the laws of physics can be compared to the laws of harmony allowed on the string. The universe itself, composed of countless vibrating strings, would then be comparable to a symphony.