The elegant universe : superstrings, hidden dimensions, and the quest for the ultimate theory
210707s2003 nyua e b 001 0 eng d
|aThe elegant universe :|bsuperstrings, hidden dimensions, and the quest for the ultimate theory /|cBrian Greene.
|aSuperstrings, hidden dimensions, and the quest for the ultimate theory
|aNew York :|bW.W. Norton & Co.,|cc2003.
|axv, 448 p. :|bill. ;|c24 cm.
|aOriginally published: 1999. With additional pref.
|aIncludes bibliographical references (p. 427-428) and index.
|aThe edge of knowledge -- The dilemma of space, time, and the quanta -- The cosmic symophony -- String theory and the fabric of spacetime -- Unification in the twenty-first century.
|aBrian Greene, one of the world's leading string theorists, peels away layers of mystery to reveal a universe that consists of eleven dimensions, where the fabric of space tears and repairs itself, and all matter--from the smallest quarks to the most gargantuan supernovas--is generated by the vibrations of microscopically tiny loops of energy. The Elegant Universe makes some of the most sophisticated concepts ever contemplated accessible and thoroughly entertaining, bringing us closer than ever to understanding how the universe works.