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

Author: B Greene
Publisher: New York : Vintage Books, 2000.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 1st Vintage books edView all editions and formats
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Discusses the author's theory for all matter in the universe known as the string theory.
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: B Greene
ISBN: 9780375708114 0375708111
OCLC Number: 658122393
Description: xvi, 447 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: Edge of knowledge: Tied up with string --
Dilemma of space, time, and the quanta: Space, time, and the eye of the beholder --
Of warps and ripples --
Microscopic weirdness --
Need for a new theory: general relativity vs. quantum mechanics --
Cosmic symphony: Nothing but music: the essentials of superstring theory --
"Super" in superstrings --
More dimensions than meet the eye --
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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Discusses the author's theory for all matter in the universe known as the string theory.

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