- Published: New York : W.W. Norton & Co., c2003.
- Year Published: 2003
- Edition: 1st ed.
- Description: 448 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.
- Language: English
- Format: Book
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The elegant universe : superstrings, hidden dimensions, and the quest for the ultimate theory
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Call number: 539.725 Gr
Available Copies: Pittsfield Adult
Originally published: 1999. With additional pref.
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.
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