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String Theory For Dummies

String Theory For Dummies

  • Author: Andrew Zimmerman Jones,Daniel Robbins
  • Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
  • ISBN: 047046724X
  • Category: Science
  • Page: 364
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An accessible introduction to the mathematical "theory of everything" explains its consideration of ten or more dimensions in an attempt to define the basic nature of matter and energy, evaluating its hypotheses and predictions while considering the positions of its supporters and detractors. Original.

Guitar Theory For Dummies

Guitar Theory For Dummies

Book + Online Video & Audio Instruction

  • Author: Desi Serna
  • Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
  • ISBN: 1118646932
  • Category: Music
  • Page: 320
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Serious about jamming, understanding, and creating guitar-driven music? Easy. With an approachable and engaging style, Guitar Theory For Dummies goes beyond guitar basics, presenting the guidance intermediate to advanced players need to improve their improvisational and compositional skills. Plus, with access to audio tracks and video instruction online you can master the concepts and techniques covered in the book. Key content coverage includes: pentatonic and major scale patterns; the CAGED chord system, chord progressions, and playing by numbers; roots, keys, and applying scales, plus modes and modal scales; intervals and chord extensions; popular song references and theory applications that help you understand how to play popular music and contemporary guitar styles, and create music of your own. This title also features companion audio tracks and video content hosted online at Dummies.com The expert instruction and easy-to-digest information provides comprehensive guidance on how to apply music theory concepts to fretted instruments If you already have a handle on the basics and want to know more about the building blocks and theory behind guitar music, Guitar Theory For Dummies has you covered.

Unraveling the Mysteries of The Big Bang Theory (Updated Edition)

Unraveling the Mysteries of The Big Bang Theory (Updated Edition)

An Unabashedly Unauthorized TV Show Companion

  • Author: George Beahm
  • Publisher: BenBella Books, Inc.
  • ISBN: 1941631134
  • Category: Performing Arts
  • Page: 256
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REVISED, UPDATED, AND EXPANDED! The Big Bang Theory – CBS’s surprise hit sitcom – was recently renewed through 2017 after pulling in 19 million weekly viewers in its most recent season. Any fan who tunes in week to week wasn’t surprised. The quirky show does what so few shows manage to do: straddle the fence between cult hit and mega-popular award-winner. Now, in Unraveling the Mysteries of The Big Bang Theory, longtime sf fan and author George Beahm has put together a guide with photographs for all fans of the show – mainstream tv viewers, sf and comics fans, and science enthusiasts alike. Whether you’re a Penny or a Sheldon, whether you’ve just tuned in or been watching all along, this companion book will help you appreciate The Big Bang Theory to the fullest. Unraveling the Mysteries of The Big Bang Theory offers a full, comprehensive look at the series: from an analysis of the awful original pilot (that viewers may never get to see) to a tour of the real Cal Tech (which serves as one of the show's main settings), from a fandom terminology guide to enlightening analyses of the endearingly original main characters, all the show’s quirkiest and most appealing elements are put under the microscope. This updated edition includes a focus on the show's female characters in addition to bringing the content up to date through the show's seventh season.

String Theory in a Nutshell

String Theory in a Nutshell

  • Author: Elias Kiritsis
  • Publisher: In a Nutshell
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: Science
  • Page: 588
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This book is the essential new introduction to modern string theory, by one of the world's authorities on the subject. Concise, clearly presented, and up-to-date, String Theory in a Nutshell brings together the best understood and most important aspects of a theory that has been evolving since the early 1980s. A core model of physics that substitutes one-dimensional extended "strings" for zero-dimensional point-like particles (as in quantum field theory), string theory has been the leading candidate for a theory that would successfully unify all fundamental forces of nature, including gravity. Starting with the basic definitions of the theory, Elias Kiritsis guides readers through classic and modern topics. In particular, he treats perturbative string theory and its Conformal Field Theory (CFT) tools in detail while also developing nonperturbative aspects and exploring the unity of string interactions. He presents recent topics including black holes, their microscopic entropy, and the AdS/CFT correspondence. He also describes matrix model tools for string theory. In all, the book contains nearly five hundred exercises for the graduate-level student, and works as a self-contained and detailed guide to the literature. String Theory in a Nutshell is the staple one-volume reference on the subject not only for students and researchers of theoretical high-energy physics, but also for mathematicians and physicists specializing in theoretical cosmology and QCD.

The Origins of the Universe for Dummies

The Origins of the Universe for Dummies

  • Author: Stephen Pincock,Mark Frary
  • Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
  • ISBN: 1119998190
  • Category: Science
  • Page: 348
  • View: 8273
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Do you want to learn about the physical origin of the Universe, but don’t have the rest of eternity to read up on it? Do you want to know what scientists know about where you and your planet came from, but without the science blinding you? ‘Course you do – and who better than For Dummies to tackle the biggest, strangest and most wonderful question there is! The Origins of the Universe For Dummies covers: Early ideas about our universe Modern cosmology Big Bang theory Dark matter and gravity Galaxies and solar systems Life on earth Finding life elsewhere The Universe’s forecast

Wicca and Witchcraft For Dummies

Wicca and Witchcraft For Dummies

  • Author: Diane Smith
  • Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
  • ISBN: 0764578340
  • Category: Body, Mind & Spirit
  • Page: 364
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Presents an introduction to wicca and the practice of witchcraft, covering such topics as worship, rituals, spellcasting, divination, and the Book of Shadows.

Music Theory For Dummies

Music Theory For Dummies

  • Author: Michael Pilhofer,Holly Day
  • Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
  • ISBN: 1118991133
  • Category: Music
  • Page: 336
  • View: 601
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Get more out of music with this essential guide Music Theory For Dummies makes music theory easy tounderstand, with a friendly, unintimidating overview of everythingyou need to know to become fluent at knocking out beats, readingmusical scores, and learning to anticipate where a song shouldgo—whether you're reading someone else's music or writingyour own. Whether you're a music student or a music lover, you'lllearn to read, write, and understand music with this informativeguide. With expert instruction, you'll put it all together as youcompose, arrange, and create original melodies, harmonies, andchords of your own, with helpful tips for performing your pieces infront of an audience. This new third edition presents the mostcurrent teaching techniques, the newest music genres and examples,and updated information on all aspects of understanding, creating,and performing music. Studies have shown that music training improves children's'verbal and spatial abilities, and it's been associated withcognitive and mathematical benefits in adults. The music job marketis expected to increase over the coming years, and music theory isbecoming an increasingly common part of education at all levels.Music Theory For Dummies provides the instruction you needto get more out of music than you ever thought possible. Master major and minor scales, intervals, pitches, andclefs Understand basic notation, time signals, tempo, dynamics, andnavigation Employ melodies, chords, progressions, and phrases to formmusic Compose harmonies and accompanying melodies for voice andinstruments Whether you intend to pursue a degree or career in music, orjust enjoy listening to it, understanding the theory behind itgives you a whole new appreciation for the artistry andcraftsmanship behind the pieces that give you goose bumps. It's amix of technical skill, inborn talent, and plenty of practice– and now you can try your hand at it, with Music TheoryFor Dummies.

Einstein For Dummies

Einstein For Dummies

  • Author: Carlos I. Calle
  • Publisher: For Dummies
  • ISBN: 9780764583483
  • Category: Biography & Autobiography
  • Page: 384
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Genius demystified, the Dummies way! In 1905, Albert Einstein revolutionized modern physics with his theory of relativity. He went on to become a twentieth-century icon-a man whose name and face are synonymous with "genius." Now, at last, ordinary readers can explore Einstein's life and work in this new For Dummies guide. Physicist Carlos Calle chronicles Einstein's career and explains his work-including the theories of special and general relativity-in language that anyone can understand. He shows how Einstein's discoveries affected everything from the development of the atom bomb to the theory of quantum mechanics. He sheds light on Einstein's personal life and beliefs, including his views on religion and politics. And he shows how Einstein's work continues to affect our world today, from nuclear power to space travel to artificial intelligence.

Heroes and Philosophy

Heroes and Philosophy

Buy the Book, Save the World

  • Author: David K. Johnson
  • Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
  • ISBN: 9780470730393
  • Category: Philosophy
  • Page: 320
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The first unauthorized look at the philosophy behind Heroes, one of TV's most popular shows When ordinary individuals from around the world inexplicably develop superhuman abilities, they question who they are, struggle to cope with new responsibilities, and decide whether to use their new power for good or for evil. Every episode of Tim Kring's hit TV show Heroes is a philosophical quandary. Heroes and Philosophy is the first book to analyze how philosophy makes this show so compelling. It lets you examine questions crucial to our existence as thinking, rational beings. Is the Company evil, or good? Does Hiro really have a destiny? Do we? Is it okay to lie in order to hide your powers or save the world? Heroes and Philosophy offers answers to these and other intriguing questions. Brings the insight of history's philosophical heavyweights such as Plato and Nietzche to Heroes characters and settings Adds a fun and fascinating dimension to your understanding of the show Expands your thinking about Heroes as the series expands from graphic and text novels to action figures and a video game Whether you're new to Heroes or have been a fan since day one, this book will take your enjoyment of the show to the next level.

Beginning Programming with C++ For Dummies

Beginning Programming with C++ For Dummies

  • Author: Stephen R. Davis
  • Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
  • ISBN: 1118823931
  • Category: Computers
  • Page: 456
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Learn to program with C++ quickly with this helpful ForDummies guide Beginning Programming with C++ For Dummies, 2ndEdition gives you plain-English explanations of the fundamentalprinciples of C++, arming you with the skills and know-how toexpertly use one of the world's most popular programming languages.You'll explore what goes into creating a program, how to put thepieces together, learn how to deal with standard programmingchallenges, and much more. Written by the bestselling author of C++ For Dummies,this updated guide explores the basic development concepts andtechniques of C++ from a beginner's point of view, and helps makesense of the how and why of C++ programming from the ground up.Beginning with an introduction to how programming languagesfunction, the book goes on to explore how to work with integerexpressions and character expressions, keep errors out of yourcode, use loops and functions, divide your code into modules, andbecome a functional programmer. Grasp C++ programming like a pro, even if you've never writtena line of code Master basic development concepts and techniques in C++ Get rid of bugs and write programs that work Find all the code from the book and an updated C++ compiler onthe companion website If you're a student or first-time programmer looking to masterthis object-oriented programming language, Beginning Programmingwith C++ For Dummies, 2nd Edition has youcovered.