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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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This deceptively simple statement that the laws of physics are indistinguishable locally in an accelerating kaaku a gravitating frame led Einstein to introduce a new symmetry to physics, general co-ordinate transformations. For the first time, we can see the outline of the lion, and it is magnificent. Why should supersymmetry allow for 5 superstrings and this peculiar, motley collection of p-branes?

But because p-branes are horribly difficult to work with, they were long considered just a historical curiosity, a trail that led to a dead-end. Home Contact Us Help Free delivery worldwide. Review Text From the reviews Foundations of Physics, on the first edition: I am personally agnostic on this point.

There are no discussion topics on this book yet. Unlike its rivals, it has survived every blistering mathematical challenge ever hurled at it.

Introduction to Superstrings and M-Theory by Michio Kaku

Not only this, but superstrings are in some sense not unique: It covers material from early developments to present-day research Superconductor Electronics Johann H. Nicholas Jachero rated it it was amazing Feb 09, Introduction to Statistical Physics Silvio R. Other books in this series. Umer Arshad rated it really liked it Jul 04, Sep 04, Robert Hult rated it it was amazing Shelves: Called by some “the theory of everything, ” superstrings may solve a problem that theorg eluded physicists for the past 50 years, the final unification of the two great theories of the twentieth century, general relativity and 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 book for the really serious student of string theory; the dedicated reader who emerges after page will be well versed in this fascinating area of theoretical physics. June Narber rated it really liked it Dec 31, Review quote From the reviews Introductoon of Physics, on the first edition: The trail leading to the unified field theory, in fact, is littered with the wreckage of failed expeditions and dreams.

So what would it take to actually solve the theory once and for all and end all the speculation and back-biting? In one dazzling stroke, this new M-theory has solved a series of long-standing puzzling mysteries about string theory which have dogged it from the beginning, leaving many theoretical physicists myself included!

M-Theory: The Mother of all SuperStrings

In 11 dimensions, in fact, there are alternate introdution theories based on membranes as well as point particles called super- gravity. Imagine trying to live in a world with two times! The next breakthrough came when it was shown that there was a second class of dualities, called S duality, which provided a duality between the perturbative and non-perturbative regions of string theory.

But all the easy ideas were tried and shown to be wrong. Jul 03, Barb Alberts rated it really introductoin it. The point is that they are the only ones on which we can base a perturbation theory.

Perhaps not, so it was embarrassing for string theorists to have five different self-consistent superstrinvs, all of which can unite the two fundamental theories in physics, the theory of gravity and the quantum theory. Kinetic Theory Richard L. Unified Theories Limited preview. I love anything my Michio Kaku. Selected pages Title Page.


Introduction to Superstrings and M-Theory

Actually, most string theorists think these criticisms are silly. Multiloops and Teichmuller Spaces; II. It would put an episode of Twilight Zone to shame. They caught everyone by surprise by showing that there was a duality between 10 dimensional Type IIa strings and 11 dimension- al supergravity! To see how this all fits together, let us anv the famous parable of the blind wise men and the elephant.

So is the final theory 10, 11, or 12 dimensional? But what divides us is whether your theory is crazy enough! If we could completely solve superstrungs theory, we should be able to extract its low energy spectrum, which should match the familiar particles we see today in the Standard Model.

M-theory and Duality; Brad rated it really liked it Mar 06, Karen rated it really liked it Dec 26, Dispatched from the UK in superstrongs business days When will my order arrive? Compatifications and BPS States Kaku graduated summa cum laude from Harvard University with a B.

Devi Sai rated it it was amazing Mar 21, Townsend believes that we are in a stage similar to the old quantum era of the Bohr atom, just before the full elucidation of quantum mechanics.

Michele Davis rated it it was amazing Nov 14, Kaku makes even the most complicated subjects understandable, the true mark of genius. Strings, Fractal Membranes and It has been updated throughout, and three new chapters on M-theory have been added.