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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Superstrings and M-theory are provocative and controversial, but unarguably among the most interesting and active areas of research in current physics. This is a textbook so I jumped around quite a bit. Want to Read Currently Reading Read. Introduction to Statistical Physics Silvio R.
Since Carl Sagan died, there is nobody out there comparable in my mind to Michio Kaku in putting Physics back into the popular arena. Sep 04, Robert Hult rated it it was amazing Shelves: Kaku makes even the most complicated subjects understandable, the true mark of genius. The four forces gravity, electromagnetism, and the strong and weak nuclear forces would be unified by an equation perhaps one inch long.
Rebcabin rated it it was ok Sep 09, Called by some, “the theory of everything,” superstrings may solve a problem that 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.
The first is the most direct: This new trail leads to superstring theory, which is the best and in fact only candidate for a theory of everything.
M-Theory: The Mother of all SuperStrings
Thus, the problem is not building atom smashers l, light years in diameter; the real problem is raw brain power: Actually, most string theorists think these criticisms are silly. Now we realize that strings, supergravity, and p-branes are just different aspects of the same theory. Ganapathi Pulipaka rated it it was amazing Jul 07, Open Preview See a Problem?
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Lurking in the 11th dimension was an entirely new theory which could reduce down to 11 dimensional supergravity as well as 10 dimensional string theory and p-brane theory. Often, when a theory cannot be solved exactly, we use an approximation scheme. Kinetic Theory Richard L. This has important implications. Brad rated it really liked it Mar 06, We will never share your email.
This might be done by curling up 6 of the 10 dimensions, leaving us with a 4 dimensional theory that might resemble the Standard Model a bit. Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account.
Although many features of M-theory are still unknown, it does not seem to be a theory purely of strings. First Quantization and Path Integrals; 1. But then one blind man goes beyond the tail and grabs onto the ear of the lion. At this point, I remember that many physicists myself included were rubbing our eyes, not believing what we were seeing. I must admit that although the Standard Model is the most successful physical theory ever proposed, it is also one of the ugliest.
For the complete library of books by Dr. Not by any means. Description Called by some “the theory intorduction 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.
Michio Kaku, click here. 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 into a single equation.
Called by some “the theory of everything, ” superstrings may solve a problem that 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.
In 11 dimensions, in fact, there are alternate super theories based on membranes as well as point particles called super- gravity. There are no discussion topics on this book yet. The Best Books of Only now are we trying to quantize the theory to make it compatible with the other forces. User Review – Flag as inappropriate page ? Kaku is the author of several doctoral textbooks on string theory and quantum field theory and has published articles in journals covering topics such as superstring theory, supergravity, supersymmetry, and hadronic physics.
Multiloops and Teichmuller Spaces; II.
Introduction to Superstrings and M-Theory by Michio Kaku
The non-perturbative region of Type IIa strings, which was previously a forbidden region, was revealed to be governed by 11 dimensional supergravity theory, with one dimension curled up.
He is also author of the popular science books: Superstrongs to Superstrings and M-Theory. Notice that each contribution is getting smaller and smaller, so we can in principle add them all up.