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String Theory and M-Theory

A Modern Introduction

by Katrin Becker

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  • 1 Currently reading

Published by Cambridge University Press .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Theoretical methods,
  • Science,
  • Science/Mathematics,
  • Mathematical Physics,
  • Waves & Wave Mechanics,
  • Science / Mathematical Physics

  • The Physical Object
    FormatHardcover
    Number of Pages756
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL7767114M
    ISBN 100521860695
    ISBN 109780521860697

    Later, however, he began to regard string theory as a failure due to its lack of experimental basis and the string theory vacuum problem. Consider, for example, a bird hologram on a credit card. String theory is supposed to be a theory of everything so there should be only one version, not 5. The focus is on gravitational aspects and we explain how gravity is described in string theory. It showed how all the different subatomic particles known to science could be constructed by hypothetical one-dimensional "strings", infinitesimal building-blocks that have only the dimension of length, but not height or width. No spam, we promise.

    Join our Space Forums to keep talking space on the latest missions, night sky and more! For hundreds of years, scientists have thought that the simplest objects in the universe are points, like dots. The Standard Model is the set of rules that describes the interactions of these particles. For one, some of its equations showed signs of being inconsistent; for another, the mathematics of the theory demanded the universe have not just the three spatial dimensions of common experience but six others for a total of nine spatial dimensions, or a total of ten space-time dimensions.

    In this way, the conjectured relationship between strings and branes was reduced to a relationship between strings and strings, and the latter could be tested using already established theoretical techniques. Each of these dualities provides a way of converting one of the string theories into another. The announcement was universally ignored. In string theory, the possibilities are much more constrained: by the s, physicists had argued that there were only five consistent supersymmetric versions of the theory.


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String Theory and M-Theory book

September This article does not have any sources. String theory. The number of dimensions was later increased to 11 based on various interpretations of the dimensional theory that led to five partial theories, as described below.

If one considers a five-dimensional brane wrapped around these extra dimensions, then the brane looks just like a one-dimensional string. Such tricks are allowed if they give a theory that can better tell us how things work. Volume 2 addresses the details of loop calculations, but also discusses low-energy effective theories in particular, supergravity and compactifications especially on Calabi-Yau manifolds.

Progress in String Theory and M

Supergravity theory also played a significant part in establishing the necessity of the 11th dimension. Nevertheless, a small number of physicists continued to pursue string theory. Their work shed light on the mathematical structure of M-theory and suggested possible ways of connecting M-theory to real world physics.

The text is aimed at beginning graduate students. Although from time to time rumours spread that he had succeeded, closer scrutiny always dashed such hopes. New concepts and mathematical tools provided fresh insights into general relativity, giving rise to a period in the s—70s now known as the golden age of general relativity.

On the one hand, the Montonen—Olive duality was still unproven, and so Strominger's conjecture was even more tenuous.

Both perturbative and non-perturbative approaches are surveyed and their impact on how we view quantum gravity is analysed.

The Standard Model is the set of rules that describes the interactions of these particles. To "save" their theory, string theorists therefore added the explanation that the additional six dimensions exist but cannot be detected directly; this was explained by sophisticated mathematical objects called Calabi—Yau manifolds.

Gabriele Veneziano, a young theorist working at the European Organization for Nuclear Research CERNcontributed a key breakthrough in with his realization that a year-old formula, the Euler beta function, was capable of explaining much of the data on the strong force then being collected at various particle accelerators around the world.

It is the vibration of the string that determines whether it appears to be matter or energy, and every form of matter or energy is the result of the vibration of strings. A string of a particular length striking a particular note gains the properties of a photon, and another string folded and vibrating with a different frequency plays the role of a quarkand so on.

Starting in the s, other subatomic particles were discovered. Image credit: Shutterstock Modern string theory connects mathematical dots Regardless of how string theory's Theory of Everything candidacy evolves, its legacy as a productive research program may be assured on mathematical merit alone.

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What Is String Theory?

Ashoke Sen studied S-duality in the context of heterotic strings in four dimensions. This contradicts the experience that our real universe has four dimensions: three space dimensions height, width, and length and one time dimension.

The words "matrix", "master", "mother", "monster", "mystery" and "magic" have also been claimed. Big Think showcases videos from experts in their fields, talking about the issues they grapple with. Strings, and only strings, can collide and rebound cleanly without implying physically impossible infinities.M-theory is a new idea in small-particle physics that is part of superstring theory that was initially proposed by Edward Witten.

The idea, or theory, often causes arguments among scientists, because there is no way to test it to see if it is true. If ever proven true, M-theory and string theory would mean big progress for science. String theory. To understand M-theory one must first have.

String Theory and M-Theory promises to become the new standard text. The book is well written and covers a set of judiciously chosen topics. Compared with its predecessors, it has more pedagogical value.

Each of its 12 chapters begins with a descriptive introduction, Cited by: 1. It introduces the basics of perturbative string theory, world-sheet supersymmetry, space-time supersymmetry, conformal field theory and the heterotic string, before describing modern developments, including D-branes, string dualities and M-theory.

It then covers string geometry and flux compactifications, applications to cosmology and particle /10(24). Popular String Theory Books Showing of 96 The Elegant Universe: Superstrings, Hidden Dimensions, and the Quest for the Ultimate Theory (Paperback) String Theory and M-Theory (Hardcover) by.

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Why String Theory?: The Book : Can String Theory Be Tested?

Dec 07,  · String theory is one of the most exciting and challenging areas of modern theoretical physics. This book guides the reader from the basics of string theory to recent developments.

It introduces the basics of perturbative string theory, world-sheet supersymmetry, space-time supersymmetry, conformal field theory and the heterotic string, before describing modern 4/5(2). Dec 07,  · Theoretical physicist Michio Kaku explains the basics of String Theory in this clip from his Floating University lecture.

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