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Superstrings : A Theory of Everything? - P. C. W. Davies


A Theory of Everything?

By: P. C. W. Davies (Editor), Julian Brown (Editor)

Paperback Published: 7th December 1992
ISBN: 9780521437752
Number Of Pages: 248

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Geared to the layperson, a clear, concise, non-mathematical explanation of the "Theory of Everything" and its profound implications is followed by transcripts of interviews with most of the physicists involved in its development.

Prefacep. ix
Introductionp. 1
What is a theory of everything?p. 1
Unity at the heart of naturep. 6
The theory of relativityp. 8
The quantum theoryp. 18
The world of subatomic particlesp. 21
The four forcesp. 26
Messenger particlesp. 29
Symmetry and supersymmetryp. 33
Unification of the forcesp. 47
Unified gauge theoriesp. 52
Supergravityp. 60
Mathematical diseasesp. 63
String theoryp. 67
John Schwarzp. 70
Edward Wittenp. 90
Michael Greenp. 107
David Grossp. 140
John Ellisp. 151
Abdus Salamp. 170
Sheldon Glashowp. 180
Richard Feynmanp. 192
Steven Weinbergp. 211
Glossaryp. 225
Indexp. 229
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ISBN: 9780521437752
ISBN-10: 052143775X
Series: Canto
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 248
Published: 7th December 1992
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 21.49 x 13.54  x 1.91
Weight (kg): 0.28

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