The Resource A Brief History of String Theory : From Dual Models to M-Theory, by Dean Rickles, (electronic resource)

A Brief History of String Theory : From Dual Models to M-Theory, by Dean Rickles, (electronic resource)

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A Brief History of String Theory : From Dual Models to M-Theory
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A Brief History of String Theory
Title remainder
From Dual Models to M-Theory
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by Dean Rickles
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eng
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During its forty year lifespan, string theory has always had the power to divide, being called both a 'theory of everything' and a 'theory of nothing'. Critics have even questioned whether it qualifies as a scientific theory at all. This book adopts an objective stance, standing back from the question of the truth or falsity of string theory and instead focusing on how it came to be and how it came to occupy its present position in physics. An unexpectedly rich history is revealed, with deep connections to our most well-established physical theories. Fully self-contained and written in a lively fashion, the book will appeal to a wide variety of readers from novice to specialist
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Rickles, Dean
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QC174.45-174.52
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The Frontiers Collection,
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  • Physics
  • Science
  • Quantum theory
  • Physics
  • Quantum Field Theories, String Theory
  • Philosophy of Science
  • History and Philosophical Foundations of Physics
  • Elementary Particles, Quantum Field Theory
  • Classical and Quantum Gravitation, Relativity Theory
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A Brief History of String Theory : From Dual Models to M-Theory, by Dean Rickles, (electronic resource)
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online resource
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Contents
History and Mythology -- Part I: The (Very) Early Years: 1959-1973 -- Particle Physics in the Sixties -- The Veneziano Model -- The Hadronic String -- Supersymmetric Strings and Field Theoretic Limits -- Part II: A Decade of Darkness: 1974-1984 -- An Early Demise? Theoretical Exaptation in String Theory -- Turning Point(s) -- Part III: String Theory Becomes Super: 1985-1995 -- Superstring Theory and the Real World -- A 'Second Superstring Revolution' and the Future of String Theory
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XIX, 251 p. 39 illus.
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electronic
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9783642451287
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rdamedia
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10.1007/978-3-642-45128-7
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online resource.
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remote
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(DE-He213)978-3-642-45128-7
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A Brief History of String Theory : From Dual Models to M-Theory, by Dean Rickles, (electronic resource)
Publication
Antecedent source
mixed
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
not applicable
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
History and Mythology -- Part I: The (Very) Early Years: 1959-1973 -- Particle Physics in the Sixties -- The Veneziano Model -- The Hadronic String -- Supersymmetric Strings and Field Theoretic Limits -- Part II: A Decade of Darkness: 1974-1984 -- An Early Demise? Theoretical Exaptation in String Theory -- Turning Point(s) -- Part III: String Theory Becomes Super: 1985-1995 -- Superstring Theory and the Real World -- A 'Second Superstring Revolution' and the Future of String Theory
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
XIX, 251 p. 39 illus.
File format
multiple file formats
Form of item
electronic
Isbn
9783642451287
Level of compression
uncompressed
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Other control number
10.1007/978-3-642-45128-7
Other physical details
online resource.
Quality assurance targets
absent
Reformatting quality
access
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(DE-He213)978-3-642-45128-7

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