Share this thread: 
#19
Nov1906, 09:44 PM

P: 214

Dr. Penrose has wonderful insights, but you have to understand the material at some level before you can understand his book.
You are not going to learn the math and physics from the "Road to Reality" unless you are some kind of genius. If you have completed complex analysis and tensors, you probably can struggle through it. Topology and Diff geometry would help too. In that sense it is a lot like Feynman's books. Learn your physics and math first and then go back and read them. 


#20
Dec106, 11:56 AM

Sci Advisor
HW Helper
PF Gold
P: 4,134

says "Please note that the corrections page has been updated 26/09/06" and points to http://www.roadsolutions.ox.ac.uk/corrections.html which says "NEW CORRECTIONS (incorporated into new paperback editions from 2007)" I will have to print out this page and staple it to my hard cover edition. 


#21
Dec106, 07:55 PM

P: 94




#22
Dec1506, 02:49 PM

P: 98



#23
Mar408, 02:21 AM

P: 4

The Book by Dr. Roger Penrose who is greatest mathematician of our times who has more than 4050 years of research in the field of mathematics and physics. He is the pioneer of Black Holes Mechanics, Twistor Theory and many such theories. I personally feel that the book Road To Reality by such a luminary is a boon to humanity. I know there are many who would think otherwise but this book is no child's play like Brief History of Time or even Elegant Universe but requires that reader should have a strong mathematical background ranging from calculus to topology to algebra to manifolds and based on that it deals with all of current as well as previous physics research. However everybody should be forewarned not to touch the work unless you are competent in mathematics or you will not understand a thing but if you can spare time then there is a jewel in each line and each page of this mammoth work. Regards K



#24
Mar408, 11:26 AM

P: 69

If anybody is interested in discussing the exercises, I have set up a discussion board:
http://www.roadtoreality.uk.to/ 


Register to reply 
Related Discussions  
What happened before the BIG BANG, Roger Penrose's Theory  Cosmology  17  
Penrose's take on QM and QG?  Beyond the Standard Model  18  
Penrose's Felix proposal  Quantum Physics  9 