E credit even in his later years when his chase after a unified theory was fruitless Kaku attributes this to an inability to employ his modus operandi of beginning with a mental picture Perhaps the problem he was trying to tackle simply was not yet ready for his intuitive approach Think what Einstein in his prime could do with all the information and resources we have today Kaku believes Einstein would have liked string theory Valid or not we can all picture vibrating strings floating around but what might Einstein have added to that pictureKaku makes the science as accessible as possible The theories are interspersed in the story of Einstein s personal life which
Provides Respite From The Mind respite from the mind physics The uick run through the major discoveries helps one view them as a body of work It becomes easy To Understand Why Einstein S Name Is Synonymous With Genius understand why Einstein s name is synonymous with genius I ve read many other accounts of Einstein s life and his contributions to physics I wanted to see how physicist Michio Kaku wrote about him This book is not an exhaustive biography instead it is a popular book that attempts to give the casual reader a glimpse into the man who stood as tall as Isaac Newton For an excellent example of the other style I recommend Einstein His Life and Universe by Walter IsaacsonWhile not ignoring his early life or his marriages the author uses them to balance out a book that ultimately is about Einstein s theories and legacy than his personal life I have to say that the writing and balancing was very well done At only 232 pages Dr Kaku has written enough about each of the concepts for the layman to get a sense or image of what each isBrownian Motion and the existence of atoms The Photoelectric Effect and the uantization of light ie photons The Special Theory of Relativity special because it is a limited theory All three of these papers were published within the same year In one Miracle Year Then he followed this up with one of the two fundamental theories that has guided physics for the past 100 yearsThe Theory of General Relativity which adds acceleration and gravity to the earlier limited work These are the things that most laymen might now him for Who s idding who they now about he invented Relativity and that s about itBut there was much This book explains how the notion of General Relativity and its theory of a curved space time in turn spawned testable concepts and theories that even in the 21st century are still being proven So much was so far ahead of man s ability to verify that even now people are still mining the riches of General RelativityWhat this books does better than most of the other Biographies is talk about how his final 30 years were not wasted nor spent fighting progress While I now the details from other books this author takes the ideas rather than the gory details of his later GUTs that Einstein was pursuing and shows how decades later they are resurfacing in string ie superstring theory branes and even uantum Mechanics For this aspect alone I liked this bookIf I had to recommend one book about Albert Einstein and his importance to science it would be this clear well written account A strong 4 I m happy that Kaku doesn t strictly speak of only Einstein but also about the other great minds before during and after to give a fantastically interwoven picture of the theoretical physics world Also updating it with contemporary experimental results Well somewhat contemporary By 2020 one could update it with Higgs boson LIGO gravity wave experments and probably couple of interesting factoids but that would be nitpicking It s a fascinating example of a pop sci done right. Way to discuss his ideas and delivers an appealing and always accessible introduction to Einstein's work. Ever wondered why Albert Einstein remains as a legend in the field of physics well over a century after he discovered the general theory physics well over a century after he discovered the general theory relativity The uote below from the author sums it up All physical nowledge at the fundamental level is contained in two pillars of physics general relativity and the uantum theory Einstein was the founder of the first the godfather of the second and paved the way for the possible unification of both I chose Einstein s Cosmos as my first Michio Kaku s book to somewhat ease myself into this renowned theoretical physicist s writing and safe to say it won t be my last In spite of the subject matter the narrative was concise and fairly easy to comprehend that is until the superstring theory was discussed albeit very briefly If you find uantum mechanics mind boggling superstring theory might just fry your brain I simply cannot fathom or imagine the existence of ten dimensions one dimension of space and nine dimensions of space However this well written book was not just about the science as it also provided a sufficient glimpse of the person behind the genius who was so far ahead of his time Highly interesting book about the greatest mind of the twentieth century I suppose everyone has an image about Einstein in their heads That he s a bit of a mad scientist with that wild white hairbut that image is not the whole truthI love how this book describes Einstein s personal life relationships politics and of course his work I m not a mathematician or physicist so I liked how Kaku manages to eep astrophysics and uantum mechanics both interesting and simple enough for everyone to understand Modern physics is based on two theories the theory of relativity and uantum mechanics Albert Einstein is the founder of the first and the grandfather of second He was so ahead of his time that some of his theories have only just recently being proven In Einstein s Cosmos Michio Kaku explores Einstein s contributions to science and briefly discusses the
Physicists Of The Early Twentieth Century Kaku Provides A High of the early twentieth century Kaku provides a high overview of Einstein s life but it s by no means a biography Kaku s passion for the subject comes through in his writing and his everyday examples make for a uick and enjoyable read If you are not familiar with Einstein s work this book would be a good place to start This is one of the most informative book about Einstein his life and work which
I Have Ever Read This Book Tells have ever read This book tells how a genius like Einstein is formed during war hysteria period a time when people and nations were destroying each other At this time Einstein was busy in building up his theories which would soon revolutionarize the world Michio Kaku author of the EINSTEIN S COSMOS is a well nown theoretical physicist futuristic string theorist co founder of string field theory and professor of theoretical physics at City College of New York This book explains the Einstein s personal life student life marriages difficulties he faces during Holocaust his professional life work theories the most renowned period of his life and the his last moments This read is superb and tells a lot about Einstein I like this book very much I highly recommend this book to the fans of Einstein who wants to now a lot about the world s greatest scientist of the 20th century Kaku emphasizes a point throughout this book that really makes you think in a new light about physics He says that Einstein always believed that the theories he s been working on and obviously the Yes it s taken me this long to get round to reading it I bought it as cheap damaged stock around 2005 Yesterday I slid it off the shelf blew off the du. There's no better short book that explains just what Einstein did than Einstein's Cosmos Keying Einstein.
Characters Einstein's Cosmos How Albert Einstein's Vision Transformed Our Understanding of Space and Time Great DiscoveriesSt and started reading I finished it a few minutes agoThe blurb on the back says You don t have to be Einstein to understand Einstein And that is spot on A wonderful read giving easy access to Einstein s science We start with him trying to understand a light beam by imagining himself running along side it and end with his unfinished attempts to unify all the universe s forces by describing them as arising from different geometries of space timeMichio Kaku does a great job It s very easy to read no elaborate fomulae to contend with and flows along giving an excellent insight into Einstein s contributions I particularly like the way Einstein s work is rooted in context other physicists and mathematicians and their contributions are discussed Kaku also does a great job in helping the reader visualise some of the principles discovered the Bose Einstein Condensate suddenly became easy for me to visualise for exampleAn excellent read for anyone slightly interested in Physics the great man or the history of technologies all this uantum mechanics and relativity stuff being so incredibly counter intuitive language seems even of a barrier than usual it s tough to properly tease out if much of what s written is meant to be metaphorical epistemological or just plain hard up muthafuckin relative of course truth or maybe some ind of hybrid so while aku does an admirable job of simplifying some of einstein s abstruse mindfucks there re other aspects that send a bug straight up my ass ie regarding heisenberg s uncertainty principle This was not just a by product of the crudeness of our instruments it was a fundamental law of nature Even God could not now both the precise position and momentum of an electron re that final line say what now that just seems some inda unnecessary obfuscatin booshit maybe aku is pandering to who he thinks must be the typical reader of a book of this nature pop science #Series Called Great Discoveries Etc But Whhhhyyyy #called great discoveries etc but whhhhyyyy that line why bring a god who The Road From Home: The Story Of An Armenian Girl knows things into the discussion when you re dealing with all this existenzy shit you really can t use the expression god onlynows because y now that might very well be the case On the cover is a uote from Popular Science Kaku enables the reader to see and think as Einstein did I wish That would be an accomplishment greater than Einstein s As Kaku recounts Einstein s major discoveries two things stand out to me The first is the incredible magnitude of his lifetime achievement The second is Einstein s uniue intuitive approach beginning with mental pictures of his theories then finding the supporting mathematics One can only marvel at a mind that could pull such revolutionary ideas out of well the cosmos1905 Einstein s annus mirabilis four game changing discoveries are published First he explained Brownian motion providing important evidence supporting atomic theory Second he explained the photoelectric effect which was critical to the development of uantum theory Third he developed the theory of special relativity giving time a whole new meaning and invalidating
the idea of the ether which had been a mainstay of physics for decades Fourth he producedidea of the ether which had been a mainstay of physics for decades Fourth he produced is 100 years later still the best nown euation in the world emc2 revealing the incredible power of the atom 1915 Einstein develops the theory of general relativity one of the two most profound concepts of twentieth century physics the other being uantum mechanics 1924 based on work with Satyendra Bose he predicts the existence of a new state of matter the Bose Einstein Condensate finally produced 70 years later Kaku clearly loves his subject and gives him every possibl. 's crucial discoveries to the simple mental images that inspired them Michio Kaku finds a revealing new.