Lines of Space

Source of Fundamental Forces and Constituent of All Matter in the Universe

Non-Fiction - Education
189 Pages
Reviewed on 06/13/2015
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Author Biography

Author lives with his family in Panchkula, North India. He graduated from Marine Engineering Research Institute in 1988 and became Chief Engineer in 1999. While he worked as marine engineer, and traveled around the globe a number of times, he pursued his interest in physics, which led him to read about the creation of universe and also write books on the subject.

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Reviewed by Jack Magnus for Readers' Favorite

Lines of Space: Source of Fundamental Forces and Constituent of All Matter in the Universe is a non-fiction molecular physics book written by Devinder Dhiman. The author studied engineering at the Marine Engineering and Research Institute in Kolkata. The material in this book is presented as a tutorial that the author conducts for his son (and eventually his daughter as well) to help him perform better on his collegiate admissions exams. While Sahil performed well in mathematics, he had little interest in physics and chemistry. He explained to his father that, while he was familiar with the theories regarding atoms and molecules, they seemed to be no more than figments of scientists' imaginations. Among other subjects, Sahil asked his father to explain why electrons have negative charges and where that charge originates. While Dhiman was considering the answers to his son's questions, he began to develop his own theory of Lines of Space.

Devinder Dhiman's theoretical physics text, Lines of Space: Source of Fundamental Forces and Constituent of All Matter, is a provocative and attractive work that is written at a level such that readers with little or no physics background can appreciate and learn from it. I'm such a reader. While I love mathematics and am fairly comfortable with that discipline, I've never studied physics, so I was eager to read the author's text. Dhiman's presentation of his subject is masterful. I especially appreciated how he used correlations of the familiar to enhance his children's understanding of the complexities of physics. When I finished reading Lines of Space, I knew a lot more than I had going in. Abstract concepts such as the Theory of Relativity had become more than just a collection of words and complex concepts. Dhiman presents the accepted science and then shows arguments for his own theories, and he does so in such a manner that a layperson can also appreciate and learn. He also gives a marvelous historical perspective of the development of molecular physics. Lines of Space: Source of Fundamental Forces and Constituent of All Matter is a relatively challenging read, but those readers willing to make the effort will find the results to be rewarding indeed. It's highly recommended.

Gisela Dixon

Lines of Space: Source of Fundamental Forces and Constituent of All Matter in the Universe by Devinder Dhiman is an innovative new book on science that presents new ideas and theories from a unique perspective. Lines of Space is written in an interactive form as interactions between a father and son. Sahil is a bright young teenager but, like many teenagers, has little interest in studying physics. His father takes it upon himself to evoke interest in the sciences in his son. He does so by simple tutoring sessions in which he talks about the origin of science, the most popular theories in existence, new discoveries made, and so on. Slowly, Sahil becomes more and more interested and so do we, the readers. The book then presents several new ideas and theories, along with presenting some of the existing ones, including the theory of relativity in simple, layman's terms.

Lines of Space: Source of Fundamental Forces and Constituent of All Matter in the Universe is essentially a book on physics, but its beauty lies in the way it is presented in the form of a parent-child interaction. The other unique thing about this book is that it presents new ideas and Devinder Dhiman’s own theory of “Lines of Space” which may be used to explain a lot of things and phenomena in the universe. I loved learning about physics in such a fun, innovative way and was intrigued by Devinder’s theories about the origin of the universe, matter, and more. Lines of Space is definitely a must-read book presented in a wonderful format that people of all ages will enjoy!

Devinder Dhiman

1) ByN.C.N.on March 31, 2015
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Wow, this book is wholly unique. I have an interesting perspective on this book because I teach science at a middle school. Basically, the book takes you through different scientific facts, starting slowly and then ramping it up so that Devinder can help you to understand the bigger theories that he is making a run at. This is all mixed in with the story of a family and children who have an interest in science. I wasn't really sure what to think for the first half off the book. I would get involved in the story of the family and then there would be long spots of scientific information. I would get into that, and then I would be given more information about the family. In the end I decided that the author did a good enough job of having his cake and eating it too. I really did find the book interesting and engaging, and I'm honestly not sure how much of that had to do with me already being very interested in science. Even though every single person would learn something from this book and could really benefit from reading it, I'm not sure if it would keep the interest of your average joe six pack. Not that it needs too. This book really stands alone as a unique mix of genres and I would be happy to read more from Devinder. If you have a nose for science, you will want to pick this one up and devote a quiet night on the couch to it.

2) ByChameleonon March 27, 2015
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As expected, Author Devinder Dhiman once again allowed me to learn something that has long been of great interest to me, but was beyond my educational reach. His second book, The Big Bang and Lines of Space, was exceptional in its explanations, and I had no problems grasping the information presented. Though Lines of Space was a good bit more complex, and some of it did go over my head, I certainly didn't have any problem understanding the points he was making, and the information was extremely interesting. I was particularly interested when he mentioned the fact that something must have existed before the Big Bang.
If you have a penchant for science, and space fascinates you, but common textbook explanations tend to go over your head, I highly recommend this book. You'll walk away from it with a much better understanding of the subject matter, and it will set your imagination to soaring!

3)Excellent way to present Physics and make it easy to understand
ByDiana LTOP 500 REVIEWERon August 15, 2014
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I really liked this book. I would definitely recommend it to anyone who is studying Physics or if one has a high school age child- put this book on his or her reading list.
If you are an adult and just never understood Physics – do yourself a favor and buy this book.
I was very fortunate to have grown up in the 70s in rural America. The science teachers (grade school and high school) instilled my love of science, especially Physics, due to their own enthusiasm. Lines of Space reminded me much of those teachers.
The author delivers a wealth of lessons in a delightfully well written book. I also appreciated that along with making learning fun he shared his own theory regarding “lines of space”.
Very well written and easy to absorb. I highly recommend this book.