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The little book of string theory

Author: Steven Scott Gubser
Publisher: Princeton : Princeton University Press, ©2010.
Series: Science essentials (National Academy of Sciences (U.S.))
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The Little Book of String Theory offers a short, accessible, and entertaining introduction to one of the most talked-about areas of physics today. String theory has been called the "theory of everything." It seeks to describe all the fundamental forces of nature. It encompasses gravity and quantum mechanics in one unifying theory. But it is unproven and fraught with controversy. After reading this book, you'll be  Read more...
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Gubser, Steven Scott, 1972-
Little book of string theory.
Princeton : Princeton University Press, ©2010
(DLC) 2009022871
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Steven Scott Gubser
ISBN: 9781400834433 1400834430
OCLC Number: 647880066
Description: 1 online resource (174 pages) : illustrations.
Contents: Cover; Title; Copyright; Contents; Introduction; CHAPTER ONE: Energy; CHAPTER TWO: Quantum Mechanics; CHAPTER THREE: Gravity and Black Holes; CHAPTER FOUR: String Theory; CHAPTER FIVE: Branes; CHAPTER SIX: String Dualities; CHAPTER SEVEN: Supersymmetry and the LHC; CHAPTER EIGHT: Heavy Ions and the Fifth Dimension; Epilogue; Index.
Series Title: Science essentials (National Academy of Sciences (U.S.))
Responsibility: Steven S. Gubser.

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