Strings and superstrings

by Jerusalem Winter School for Theoretical Physics (3rd 1985-1986 Jerusalem)

Publisher: World Scientific in Singapore, Teaneck, NJ, USA

Written in English
Published: Pages: 222 Downloads: 13
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Subjects:

  • String models -- Congresses.,
  • Superstring theories -- Congresses.

Edition Notes

StatementJerusalem Winter School for Theoretical Physics, Jerusalem, 20 Dec., 85-9 Jan., 86 ; edited by T. Piran and S. Weinberg.
ContributionsPiran, Tsvi, 1949-, Weinberg, Steven, 1933-
Classifications
LC ClassificationsQC794.6.S85 J47 1986
The Physical Object
Paginationix, 222 p. :
Number of Pages222
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL2399420M
ISBN 109971503743, 9971503751
LC Control Number87029463

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  As a "unified" theory, string theory attempts to explain all four forces observed in nature. And indeed, one of the solutions of the string equations is a force that looks like gravity. It is a testimony to the power and the beauty of string theory that physicists would rather give up the very notion of space and time-- and admit a dimension world--than question the path on which the quest. Introduction to Superstrings and M-Theory: Edition 2 - Ebook written by Michio Kaku. Read this book using Google Play Books app on your PC, android, iOS devices. Download for offline reading, highlight, bookmark or take notes while you read Introduction to Superstrings and M-Theory: Edition /5(3). INTRODUCTION TO SUPERSTRING THEORY Elias Kiritsis Theory Division, CERN, CH, Gen SWITZERLAND Abstract In these lecture notes, an introduction to superstring theory is presented. Classi-cal strings, covariant and light-cone quantization, supersymmetric strings, anomaly 10 Superstrings and supersymmetry Closed(type-II File Size: 1MB.

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