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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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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: 0375708111 9780375708114 0393046885 9780393046885
OCLC Number: 42072163
Notes: Previously published: New York : W.W. Norton, ©1999.
Description: xiii, 448 pages : illustrations ; 21 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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