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Warped passages : unraveling the mysteries of the Universe's hidden dimensions

Author: Lisa Randall
Publisher: New York : Ecco, ©2005.
Edition/Format:   Book : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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Discusses dimensions of space, early twentieth-century advances, the physics of elementary particles, string theory and branes, and proposals for extra-dimension universes.
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Lisa Randall
ISBN: 0060531088 9780060531089
OCLC Number: 56592353
Description: xii, 499 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.
Contents: Introduction --
Entryway passages : demystifying dimensions --
Restricted passages : rolled-up extra dimensions --
Exclusive passages : branes, braneworlds, and the bulk --
Approaches to theoretical physics --
Relativity : the evolution of Einstein's gravity --
Quantum mechanics : principled uncertainty, the principal uncertainties, and the uncertainty principle --
The standard model of particle physics : matter's most basic known structure --
Experimental interlude : verifying the standard model --
Symmetry : the essential organizing principle --
The origin of elementary particle masses : spontaneous symmetry breaking and the Higgs mechanism --
Scaling and grand unification : relating interactions at different lengths and energies --
The hierarchy problem : the only effective trickle-down theory --
Supersymmetry : a leap beyond the standard model --
Allegro (ma non troppo) passage for strings --
Supporting passages : brane development --
Bustling passages : braneworlds --
Sparsely populated passages : multiverses and sequestering --
Leaky passages : fingerprints of extra dimensions --
Voluminous passages : large extra dimensions --
Warped passage : a solution to the hierarchy problem --
The warped annotated "Alice" --
Profound passage : an infinite extra dimension --
A reflective and expansive passage --
Extra dimensions : are you in or out? --
(In)conclusion.
Responsibility: Lisa Randall.
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Discusses dimensions of space, early twentieth-century advances, the physics of elementary particles, string theory and branes, and proposals for extra-dimension universes.

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