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Main Title The elegant universe : superstrings, hidden dimensions, and the quest for the ultimate theory /
Author Greene, B.
Publisher W.W. Norton & Company,
Year Published 1999
OCLC Number 39229714
ISBN 0393046885; 9780393046885
Subjects Superstring theories--Popular works. ; Cosmology--Popular works. ; Snaartheorie. ; GroÇe Vereinheitlichung. ; (DE-601)104424923--(DE-588)4224277-0--Superstringtheorie
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ESAM  QC794.6.S85G75 1999 Region 10 Library/Seattle,WA 06/04/1999
Edition 1st ed.
Collation xiii, 448 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Includes bibliographical references (pages 427-428) and index.
Contents Notes
Physicist Brian Greene relates the scientific story behind the research on string theory, which reveals a vision of the universe with new dimensions hidden within the fabric of space, black holes transmuting into elementary particles, rips and punctures in the space-time continuum, and gigantic universes interchangeable with minuscule ones. pt. 1. The edge of knowledge -- Tied up with string -- pt. 2. 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 -- pt. 3. 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 -- pt. 4. 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 -- pt. 5. Unification in the twenty-first century -- Prospects.