Just don't believe that string theory has already explained everything.It remains a viable working hypthesis that still needs a lot of work to be clearly defined, shown to be mathematically consistent and most importantly to actually make testable physical predictions and have them verified.Hungry4info: I have both books myself and have read them several times each. It enables you to recognize a mistake when you make it again. I don't pretend to know much about it but I do find it interesting, with extrasolar planets being my foremost interest.String theory isn't necessarily ATM, but it it a theory searching for validity. All truths are simple to understand, once they are found. For relativity there is no better book than Black Holes and Timewarps: Einstein's Outrageous Legacy by Kip Thorne.You might want to check out some of the reviews to get a better feel for the math in this book and if you think you can handle it.My opinion is while it is very math intensive, those interested in the science, with some math background, with benefit from reading through, even if they have to skim or skip parts with math they don't understand.He received the Nobel prize along with Glashow and Salaam for the unification of the theories of the weak and electromagnetic forces -- the electroweak theory.
If you are looking for serious hard-core physics, then there are some standard texts. The difference is that with the Road to Reality you can skip sections for which you do not have the necessary mathematics background. It is probably the best introductory physics book ever. This is a first course in quantum mechanics for upper level undergraduates by a first-rate physicist and cosmologist. Peebles 8) String Theory and M-Theory, A Modern Introduction --Katrin Becker, Melanie Becker, John H. It's an intro course for undergrads to Special Relativity by Edwin Taylor and John Wheeler.
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I really, really loved reading them several years ago, but have since forgotten much of it. Since I first read them, however, I've become aware of the issues with String Theory.