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Cosmology books for a beginner

by pkarnett
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pkarnett
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Nov12-07, 10:16 PM
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Hello,

I am looking for some of the best books regarding cosmology, parallel universes, time travel, dimensions, quantum mechanics, theoretical physics, etc. for a layman. I am interested in the subject and would love to learn more about it. Any advice of where to get started would be appreciated.

Thanks!
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Nov12-07, 10:19 PM
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John Gribbin "In search of the big bang" is a good maths free intro.
Simon Singh "The big bang" well written but more about the people than the physics?
Steven Weinberg "The first three minutes" is a slightly more detailed description by one of the top researchers.
Himanshu
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Nov13-07, 02:59 AM
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Read "An Elegant Universe" by Brian Green. It covers topics like parallel universes, extra dimensions, sparticles, superstrings and a new discipline called String Theory.

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Nov13-07, 03:50 AM
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Cosmology books for a beginner

Quote Quote by pkarnett View Post
Hello,

I am looking for some of the best books regarding cosmology, parallel universes, time travel, dimensions, quantum mechanics, theoretical physics, etc. for a layman. I am interested in the subject and would love to learn more about it. Any advice of where to get started would be appreciated.

Thanks!
I suggest you take a look at my website, in particular the book reviews, where I look at lots of books of this type.
FunkyDwarf
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Nov13-07, 06:01 AM
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Shrodingers kittens and Shrodingers cat by John Gribbin --> quantumn theory

and Universe by Freedman and Kaufmann --> cosmology, some astrophysics. Not highly mathematical and well written.
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Nov13-07, 11:45 PM
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Welcome to PF, pkarnett! Why pay when you can get it for free on the internet? Try here for starters:

http://www.astro.ucla.edu/~wright/cosmolog.htm


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