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The elegant universe : superstrings, hidden dimensions, and the quest for the ultimate theory

Author: B Greene
Publisher: New York : W.W. Norton, [2003], ©1999.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Introduces the superstring theory that attempts to unite general relativity and quantum mechanics.
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: B Greene
ISBN: 9780393058581 0393058581 9780393338102 039333810X
OCLC Number: 458699451
Notes: Reprint. Originally published: ©1999. With new pref.
Description: xv, 448 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: The edge of knowledge. Tied up with string --
The dilemma of space, time, and the quanta. Space, time, and the eye of the beholder ; Of warps and ripples ; Microscopic weirdness ; The need for a new theory: general relativity vs. quantum mechanics --
The cosmic symphony. Nothing but music: the essentials of superstring theory ; The "super" in superstrings ; More dimensions than meet the eye ; The smoking gun: experimental signatures --
String theory and the fabric of spacetime. Quantum geometry ; Tearing the fabric of space ; Beyond strings: in search of m-theory ; Black holes: a string/m-theory perspective ; Reflections on cosmology --
Unification in the twenty-first century. Prospects.
Responsibility: Brian Greene.

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Introduces the superstring theory that attempts to unite general relativity and quantum mechanics.

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