The Little Book of String Theory

The Little Book of String Theory
Author : Steven S. Gubser
Publisher : Princeton University Press
Total Pages : 184
Release : 2010-02-08
ISBN 10 : 9781400834433
ISBN 13 : 1400834430
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Little Book of String Theory Book Description:

The essential beginner's guide to string theory 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 able to draw your own conclusions about string theory. Steve Gubser begins by explaining Einstein's famous equation E = mc2, quantum mechanics, and black holes. He then gives readers a crash course in string theory and the core ideas behind it. In plain English and with a minimum of mathematics, Gubser covers strings, branes, string dualities, extra dimensions, curved spacetime, quantum fluctuations, symmetry, and supersymmetry. He describes efforts to link string theory to experimental physics and uses analogies that nonscientists can understand. How does Chopin's Fantasie-Impromptu relate to quantum mechanics? What would it be like to fall into a black hole? Why is dancing a waltz similar to contemplating a string duality? Find out in the pages of this book. The Little Book of String Theory is the essential, most up-to-date beginner's guide to this elegant, multidimensional field of physics.

The Little Book of String Theory

The Little Book of String Theory
Author : Eric A. Posner
Publisher :
Total Pages :
Release : 2010
ISBN 10 : 1282530801
ISBN 13 : 9781282530805
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Little Book of String Theory Book Description:

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 able to draw your own conclusions about string theory. Steve Gubser begins by explaining Einstein's famous equation E = mc2, quantum mechanics, and black holes. He then gives reade

Author : 古布泽 (美)
Publisher :
Total Pages : 209
Release : 2018
ISBN 10 : 7568911659
ISBN 13 : 9787568911658
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Book Description:

Introduction to Superstrings and M Theory

Introduction to Superstrings and M Theory
Author : Michio Kaku
Publisher : Springer Science & Business Media
Total Pages : 587
Release : 1999-07-30
ISBN 10 : 0387985891
ISBN 13 : 9780387985893
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Introduction to Superstrings and M Theory Book Description:

Called by some "the theory of everything," superstrings may solve a problem which has eluded physicists for the past 50 years -- the final unification of the two great theories of the twentieth century, general relativity and quantum field theory. This is a course-tested comprehensive introductory graduate text on superstrings which stresses the most current areas of interest, not covered in other presentation, including: string field theory, multi loops, Teichmueller spaces, conformal field theory, and four-dimensional strings. The book begins with a simple discussion of point particle theory, and uses the Feynman path integral technique to unify the presentation of superstrings. Prerequisites are an aquaintance with quantum mechanics and relativity. This second edition has been revised and updated throughout.

The Little Book of Black Holes

The Little Book of Black Holes
Author : Steven S. Gubser
Publisher : Princeton University Press
Total Pages : 200
Release : 2017-09-25
ISBN 10 : 9781400888290
ISBN 13 : 1400888298
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Little Book of Black Holes Book Description:

Dive into a mind-bending exploration of the physics of black holes Black holes, predicted by Albert Einstein’s general theory of relativity more than a century ago, have long intrigued scientists and the public with their bizarre and fantastical properties. Although Einstein understood that black holes were mathematical solutions to his equations, he never accepted their physical reality—a viewpoint many shared. This all changed in the 1960s and 1970s, when a deeper conceptual understanding of black holes developed just as new observations revealed the existence of quasars and X-ray binary star systems, whose mysterious properties could be explained by the presence of black holes. Black holes have since been the subject of intense research—and the physics governing how they behave and affect their surroundings is stranger and more mind-bending than any fiction. After introducing the basics of the special and general theories of relativity, this book describes black holes both as astrophysical objects and theoretical “laboratories” in which physicists can test their understanding of gravitational, quantum, and thermal physics. From Schwarzschild black holes to rotating and colliding black holes, and from gravitational radiation to Hawking radiation and information loss, Steven Gubser and Frans Pretorius use creative thought experiments and analogies to explain their subject accessibly. They also describe the decades-long quest to observe the universe in gravitational waves, which recently resulted in the LIGO observatories’ detection of the distinctive gravitational wave “chirp” of two colliding black holes—the first direct observation of black holes’ existence. The Little Book of Black Holes takes readers deep into the mysterious heart of the subject, offering rare clarity of insight into the physics that makes black holes simple yet destructive manifestations of geometric destiny.

The Little Book of Genius

The Little Book of Genius
Author : Keith Souter
Publisher : The History Press
Total Pages : 224
Release : 2011-10-30
ISBN 10 : 9780752471396
ISBN 13 : 0752471392
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Little Book of Genius Book Description:

At any party, there's always one person who stands out from the crowd, because he or she talks more intelligently and tells better jokes than everyone else there. And everyone else wishes they were as knowledgeable and witty as that person. Thanks to Keith Souter's The Little Book of Genius, they can be, or at least appear to be. The first part, which is based on serious scientific foundations, explained in an accessible and light-hearted manner, explains some handy techniques for winning an argument, getting your point across, telling a joke and generally making the most of yourself. The second contains the essentials of what you need to know about literature, history, art, science, sport and other subjects, so that people will think you are cultured, intelligent and well-read. With the help of The Little Book of Genius, you can be the envy of everyone else at the party!

Why String Theory

Why String Theory
Author : Joseph Conlon
Publisher : CRC Press
Total Pages : 248
Release : 2016-08-19
ISBN 10 : 9781351987813
ISBN 13 : 135198781X
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Why String Theory Book Description:

Physics World's 'Book of the Year' for 2016 An Entertaining and Enlightening Guide to the Who, What, and Why of String Theory, now also available in an updated reflowable electronic format compatible with mobile devices and e-readers. During the last 50 years, numerous physicists have tried to unravel the secrets of string theory. Yet why do these scientists work on a theory lacking experimental confirmation? Why String Theory? provides the answer, offering a highly readable and accessible panorama of the who, what, and why of this large aspect of modern theoretical physics. The author, a theoretical physics professor at the University of Oxford and a leading string theorist, explains what string theory is and where it originated. He describes how string theory fits into physics and why so many physicists and mathematicians find it appealing when working on topics from M-theory to monsters and from cosmology to superconductors.

String Theory

String Theory
Author : Meghan Rock
Publisher : Cavendish Square Publishing, LLC
Total Pages : 128
Release : 2016-07-15
ISBN 10 : 9781502619617
ISBN 13 : 150261961X
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

String Theory Book Description:

String Theory takes on one of modern physics’ most complicated and enthralling candidates for the theory of everything—a possible universal answer to all applied sciences. By examining some of the fundamentals of physics such as electricity, magnetism, and light, as well as how these elements were discovered, the book analyzes how scientists have built the still unproven theory and seeks to effectively explore all the scientific opportunities its possible existence could provide.

The Little Book of Cosmology

The Little Book of Cosmology
Author : Lyman Page
Publisher : Princeton University Press
Total Pages : 152
Release : 2020-04-07
ISBN 10 : 9780691201696
ISBN 13 : 0691201692
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Little Book of Cosmology Book Description:

The cutting-edge science that is taking the measure of the universe The Little Book of Cosmology provides a breathtaking look at our universe on the grandest scales imaginable. Written by one of the world's leading experimental cosmologists, this short but deeply insightful book describes what scientists are revealing through precise measurements of the faint thermal afterglow of the Big Bang—known as the cosmic microwave background, or CMB—and how their findings are transforming our view of the cosmos. Blending the latest findings in cosmology with essential concepts from physics, Lyman Page first helps readers to grasp the sheer enormity of the universe, explaining how to understand the history of its formation and evolution in space and time. Then he sheds light on how spatial variations in the CMB formed, how they reveal the age, size, and geometry of the universe, and how they offer a blueprint for the formation of cosmic structure. Not only does Page explain current observations and measurements, he describes how they can be woven together into a unified picture to form the Standard Model of Cosmology. Yet much remains unknown, and this incisive book also describes the search for ever deeper knowledge at the field's frontiers—from quests to understand the nature of neutrinos and dark energy to investigations into the physics of the very early universe.

String Theory Volume 1 An Introduction to the Bosonic String

String Theory  Volume 1  An Introduction to the Bosonic String
Author : Joseph Polchinski
Publisher :
Total Pages : 402
Release : 2005-06-02
ISBN 10 : 0521672279
ISBN 13 : 9780521672276
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

String Theory Volume 1 An Introduction to the Bosonic String Book Description:

The two volumes that comprise String Theory provide an up-to-date, comprehensive account of string theory. Volume 1 provides a thorough introduction to the bosonic string, based on the Polyakov path integral and conformal field theory. The first four chapters introduce the central ideas of string theory, the tools of conformal field theory, the Polyakov path integral, and the covariant quantization of the string. The book then treats string interactions: the general formalism, and detailed treatments of the tree level and one loop amplitudes. Toroidal compactification and many important aspects of string physics, such as T-duality and D-branes are also covered, as are higher-order amplitudes, including an analysis of their finiteness and unitarity, and various nonperturbative ideas. The volume closes with an appendix giving a short course on path integral methods, followed by annotated references, and a detailed glossary.