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

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

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The elegant universe : superstrings, hidden dimensions, and the quest for the ultimate theory
Title
The elegant universe
Title remainder
superstrings, hidden dimensions, and the quest for the ultimate theory
Statement of responsibility
Brian Greene
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Brian Greene, a leading string theorist, 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, gigantic universes interchangeable with minuscule ones
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1963-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Greene, B.
Dewey number
539.7/258
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
QC794.6.S85
LC item number
G75 1999
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Superstring theories
  • Cosmology
  • Superstring theories
  • Cosmology
Label
The elegant universe : superstrings, hidden dimensions, and the quest for the ultimate theory, Brian Greene
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 427-428) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
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
Control code
39229714
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
xiii, 448 pages
Isbn
9780393058581
Lccn
98025695
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
Label
The elegant universe : superstrings, hidden dimensions, and the quest for the ultimate theory, Brian Greene
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 427-428) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
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
Control code
39229714
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
xiii, 448 pages
Isbn
9780393058581
Lccn
98025695
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations

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