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The Resource The elegant universe : superstrings, hidden dimensions, and the quest for the ultimate theory, Brian Greene

The elegant universe : superstrings, hidden dimensions, and the quest for the ultimate theory, Brian Greene

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The elegant universe : superstrings, hidden dimensions, and the quest for the ultimate theory
Title
The elegant universe
Title remainder
superstrings, hidden dimensions, and the quest for the ultimate theory
Statement of responsibility
Brian Greene
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Contributor
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Physicist Brian Greene relates the scientific story behind the research on string theory, which reveals a vision of the universe with new dimensions hidden within the fabric of space, black holes transmuting into elementary particles, rips and punctures in the space-time continuum, and gigantic universes interchangeable with minuscule ones
Summary
"[Greene] develops one fresh new insight after another ... In the great tradition of physicists writing for the masses, The elegant universe sets a standard that will be hard to beat."
Writing style
Award
  • ALA Notable Book, 2000.
  • Library Journal Best Books, 1999.
  • New York Times Notable Book, 1999
  • Royal Society General Prizes for Science Books, 2000.
Awards note
Royal Society Winton Prize for Science Books, 1999.
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155488
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
539.7/258
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
QC794.6.S85
LC item number
G75 1999
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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True
Target audience
adult
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superstrings, hidden dimensions, and the quest for the ultimate theory
Label
The elegant universe : superstrings, hidden dimensions, and the quest for the ultimate theory, Brian Greene
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 427-428) and index
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volume
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nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
pt. 1. The edge of knowledge -- Tied up with string -- pt. 2. The dilemma of space, time, and the quanta -- Space, time, and the eye of the beholder -- Of warps and ripples -- Microscopic weirdness -- The need for a new theory : general relativity vs. quantum mechanics -- pt. 3. The cosmic symphony -- Nothing but music : the essentials of superstring theory -- The "super" in superstrings -- More dimensions than meet the eye -- The smoking gun : experimental signatures -- pt. 4. 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 -- pt. 5. Unification in the twenty-first century -- Prospects
Control code
ocm39229714
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xiii, 448 pages
Isbn
9780393046885
Lccn
98025695
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)39229714
Label
The elegant universe : superstrings, hidden dimensions, and the quest for the ultimate theory, Brian Greene
Link
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 427-428) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
pt. 1. The edge of knowledge -- Tied up with string -- pt. 2. The dilemma of space, time, and the quanta -- Space, time, and the eye of the beholder -- Of warps and ripples -- Microscopic weirdness -- The need for a new theory : general relativity vs. quantum mechanics -- pt. 3. The cosmic symphony -- Nothing but music : the essentials of superstring theory -- The "super" in superstrings -- More dimensions than meet the eye -- The smoking gun : experimental signatures -- pt. 4. 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 -- pt. 5. Unification in the twenty-first century -- Prospects
Control code
ocm39229714
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xiii, 448 pages
Isbn
9780393046885
Lccn
98025695
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)39229714

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