The book discusses the physical world. Many fields that 19th century scientists believed were separate, such as electricity and magnetism , are aspects of more fundamental properties. Some texts, both popular and university level, introduce these topics as separate concepts, and then reveal their combination much later. The Road to Reality reverses this process, first expounding the underlying mathematics of space—time , then showing how electromagnetism and other phenomena fall out fully formed. The book is just over pages, of which the first are dedicated to mathematics—Penrose's goal is to acquaint inquisitive readers with the mathematical tools needed to understand the remainder of the book in depth.
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The book discusses the physical world. Many fields that 19th century scientists believed were separate, such as electricity and magnetism , are aspects of more fundamental properties. Some texts, both popular and university level, introduce these topics as separate concepts, and then reveal their combination much later. The Road to Reality reverses this process, first expounding the underlying mathematics of space—time , then showing how electromagnetism and other phenomena fall out fully formed.
The book is just over pages, of which the first are dedicated to mathematics—Penrose's goal is to acquaint inquisitive readers with the mathematical tools needed to understand the remainder of the book in depth. Physics enters the discussion on page with the topic of space—time. From there it moves on to fields in spacetime, deriving the classical electrical and magnetic forces from first principles ; that is, if one lives in spacetime of a particular sort, these fields develop naturally as a consequence.
Energy and conservation laws appear in the discussion of Lagrangians and Hamiltonians , before moving on to a full discussion of quantum physics, particle theory and quantum field theory.
A discussion of the measurement problem in quantum mechanics is given a full chapter; superstrings are given a chapter near the end of the book, as are loop gravity and twistor theory. The book ends with an exploration of other theories and possible ways forward. The final chapters reflect Penrose's personal perspective, which differs in some respects from what he regards as the current fashion among theoretical physicists. He is skeptical about string theory , to which he prefers loop quantum gravity.
He is optimistic about his own approach, twistor theory. He also holds some controversial views about the role of consciousness in physics, as laid out in his earlier books see Shadows of the Mind. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Cover of the hardcover edition. The New York Times. Retrieved 3 April Retrieved 18 November Works by Roger Penrose. Aldiss Categories : non-fiction books Alfred A. Hidden categories: Use dmy dates from May Namespaces Article Talk.
Shadows of the Mind.
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The Road to Reality
The Road to Reality is the most important and ambitious work of science for a generation. It provides nothing less than a comprehensive account of the physical universe and the essentials of its underlying mathematical theory. It assumes no particular specialist knowledge on the part of the reader, so that, for example, the early chapters give us the vital mathematical background to the physical theories explored later in the book. Roger Penrose's purpose is to describe as clearly as possible our present understanding of the universe and to convey a feeling for its deep beauty and philosophical implications, as well as its intricate logical interconnections.
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