Physics for the normal person

Physics! Do you love it and study it and have posters of Albert Einstein and Sir Isaac Newton in your room? Yeah not me. I did take 2 semesters of physics in college but that was it. But I do like science, and when I watch tv and they talk about the string theory or the Higgs boson, I feel dumb for not knowing what that is. So I want to learn about physics, but when I look up something in Wikipedia I cannot understand everything because there are other words I don't understand. And when I click on that term that takes me to a link where there are more things I don't know. For example:

String theory is an active research framework in particle physics that attempts to reconcile quantum mechanics and general relativity. It is a contender for a theory of everything (TOE), a self-contained mathematical model that describes all fundamental forces and forms of matter. String theory posits that the elementary particles (i.e., electrons and quarks) within an atom are not 0-dimensional objects, but rather 1-dimensional oscillating lines (“strings”). [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/String_theory]

That's only 3 sentences of a very long page, and I am not going to read everything because it would take forever. But I still want to know about string theory, so what do I do? Well I've decided to look for short videos that explain it to the non-physics person. And voilà, I found some good ones! The first two are short and the last one is long, but the speaker (Dr. Michio Kaku) is the cat's ass. Enjoy!

String Theory

Have a nice rest of the weekend!

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3 thoughts on “Physics for the normal person

  1. Pingback: Book: The Trouble with Physics: The Rise of String Theory, The Fall of a Science, and What Comes Next « jameskennedybeijing

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