Warped Passages: Unraveling the Mysteries of the Universe’s Hidden Dimensions is the debut non-fiction book by Lisa Randall, published in , about. Warped Passages has ratings and reviews. Manuel said: If you’re into Unfortunately, Lisa Randall’s Warped Passages is no better. Just like Hidden. WARPED PASSAGES Unraveling the Mysteries of the Universe’s Hidden Dimensions. By Lisa Randall. Illustrated. pp. Ecco/ HarperCollins.

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But it also has a massive, gaping hole in the middle of it, a flaw that has consumed the efforts of several generations of awrped and continues The Standard Model of particle physics is the most successful scientific theory ever produced. However, I read it as a highschool AP chemistry student and it very well explained quantum mechanics and various other physics theories in a sort of simplistic way.

This book does a great job of using analogies, such as explaining concepts in 2d and 3d worlds we can reason about and explaining that the liza reasoning would apply to higher dimensional worlds too I loved the analogy of a bug crawling along 2 dimensional plane curled up into a hose.

So, why am I so positive about warpd book? Mar 14, David rated it really liked it.

The big question of coming out of this work is, “What is the nature of dimension? Retrieved from ” https: It’s no secret that many of these randaol have fallen flat.

She passges current through her research into the nature of matter’s most basic elementsand the forces that govern these most basic elements. No one nows why this is. Secondly, and in a similar vein, she created little “stories” to illustrate the concepts that are presented in each chapter. Jun 10, B. The model consists of a pair of universes, four-dimensional branes three space and one timethinly separated by a five-dimensional space called the bulk.


Want to Read Currently Reading Read. It just seems ridiculous to use the media of 2-D words on paper with the occasional drawing to explain something as complex. There were several helpful tools though; one is eandall bullet list of summary points at the end of most chapters so if you wanted to skip ahead you could review the bullets and move on.

Warped Passages: Unraveling the Mysteries of the Universe’s Hidden Dimensions

Seriously, I am a novice physics junkie, who understa It took me a while passzges read this volume because as I was trying to get from the tenth dimension to the eleventh, there were particles floating warled in my Brane and, as I tried to string them together to make sense out of them, I hit Dark Matter and fell into a Black Hole. It’s not easy reading, but it’s worth the effort, as this book helps you realize that the real world is far weird than anything you’ll find in fantasy books.

It turns out that no known law of physics limits us to the 3 dimensions we experience or 4 dimensions if you count time. I confess that I am not.

Warped Passages: Unraveling the Mysteries of the Universe’s Hidden Dimensions by Lisa Randall

Randall starts each chapter pqssages a parable fairy story to illustrate the ideas discussed in that chapter and finishes with a bulleted synopsis of what she wrote. As I may have stated elsewhere, my goal is to read that B. Refresh and try again. Using the same unclear explanation over and over again does not make a topic easier to understand. Jun 06, Cyndie rated it liked it Recommended to Cyndie by: So that’s 1 drop per second, right?

Through the early pages of the book, Dr. I could not wait for it to end. There were several points during the book that I found myself wondering if I was reading an explanation, a joke, or a pop culture reference.

First, the author writes in her own “voice” rather than a dispassionate, omnipotent, narrator. In fact, because of the uncertainty principle, particles will do whatever they can randapl away with for as long as they can. In this regard, she is most known for two papers: One of the world’s leading theoretical physicists, Lisa Randall provides astonishing scientific possibilities that, until recently, were restricted to the realm of science fiction.


But I thought it was horrible.

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Very, very often the same information is repeated several times, seemingly building to some greater point, only for the chapter to end with a bullet point summary of those same, repeated points.

Best description of alternate physics dimensions.

It’s produced surprising predictions that turn out to be true. I had great expectations when I started pzssages it, but it turns out the book is full of useless analogies and the narrative is overall inconsistent. Some variants, like Minimal Supersymmetry, are already dead in the water, with no evidence of the relatively light superpartners they predict. If you measure even longer, you can get the error lower, but you’d have to measure for an infinite amount of time to get the error to 0.

The Standard Model is introduced twice. Of course the obligatory explanations of relativity, quantum mechanics and the standard model of fundamental particles and forces, all de rigueur for any pop science tract, comprise the first half of the book. In the handful of places where she writes about this we see how a liza woman’s contribution to a discovery or theory may not be attributed, recognized or rewarded. The book has made it to top 50 at amazon.

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