Introduction to Superstrings and M-Theory. Author: Michio Kaku including: string field theory, multi loops, Teichmueller spaces, conformal field theory, and. Michio Kaku. Introduction to. Superstrings and. M-Theory. Second Edition. With 45 Illustrations 4 Conformal Field Theory and Kac-Moody Algebras. Introduction to Superstrings and M-Theory has ratings and 3 reviews. Robert said: Since Carl Sagan died, there is nobody out there comparable in my m.
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Introduction to Superstrings and M-Theory
I regard this fact as one of the greatest in- sights in science ever made. However, what finally convinced many physicists of the power of this technique was the work of Paul Townsend and Introductiob Wit- ten. These are the equations which govern light, TV, X-rays, radar, dynamos, motors, transformers, even the Internet and computers. Unification and Supersymmetry Rabindra N.
M-Theory: The Mother of all SuperStrings
Visit our Beautiful Books page and find lovely books for kids, photography lovers and more. Multiloops and Teichmuller Spaces; II. Kikkawa, he wrote the first paper on string field theory, now a major branch of string theory, which summarizes each of the five string theories kwku a single equation.
Other giants of 20th century physics, like Werner Heisenberg and Wolfgang Pauli, also joined in the hunt. The book begins ttheory a simple discussion of point particle theory, and uses the Feynman path integral technique to unify the presentation of superstrings. 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: User Review – Flag as inappropriate page ?
Table of contents I. Stephen Nelson rated it it was amazing Apr 15, Prerequisites are an acquaintance with quantum mechanics and relativity. Anna rated it really liked it Jan 16, Unlike its rivals, it has survived every blistering mathematical challenge ever hurled at it. If we theoty completely solve the theory, we should be able to extract its low energy spectrum, which should match the auperstrings particles we see today in the Standard Model.
It would put an episode of Twilight Zone to shame. Then Nathan Seiberg and Witten brilliantly showed how another form of duality could solve for the non-perturbative region in four dimensional supersymmetric theories.
But because p-branes are horribly difficult to work with, they were long considered just a historical curiosity, a trail that led to a dead-end. Devi Sai rated it it was amazing Mar 21, Geometry, Particles, and Fields Bjoern Felsager. Now, here is a thoroughly revised, second edition of a course-tested comprehensive introductory graduate text on superstrings which stresses the most current areas of interest, not covered in other presentations, including four-dimensional superstrings, Kac-Moody algebras, Teichmuller spaces and Calabi-Yau manifolds, M-theory membranes and D-branes, duality and BPS relations, and matrix models.
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This is a textbook so I jumped around quite a bit. The first inkling that duality might apply in string theory was discovered by K. He feels that the true theory may be independent of any dimensionality of space-time, and that 11 dimensions only emerges once one ho to solve it.
Goodreads is the world’s largest site for readers with over 50 million reviews. For the complete library of books by Dr. Karen rated it really liked it Dec 26, Although they are all enthusiastic supporters of this revolution, they are still cautious about predicting the future. Actually, most string theorists think these criticisms are silly. Michio Kaku is an American theoretical physicist at the City College of New Yorkbest-selling author, a futurist, and a communicator and popularizer of science.
Published July 30th by Springer first published December 31st Just as the tail, ear, and leg are different parts of the same lion, the string and various p- branes appear to be different limits of the same theory: Konstantin Varadinov rated it really liked it May 31, He has written several books about physics and related topics of science. So what would it take to actually solve the theory once and for all and end all the speculation and back-biting?
Then try to use duality and M- theory to probe its non-perturbative region, seeing if the symmetries break in the correct fashion, giving us the correct masses of the quarks and other particles in the Standard Model.