String Theory Demystified

String Theory Demystified

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by David McMahon
     
 

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UNRAVEL the mystery of STRING THEORY

Trying to understand string theory but ending up with your brain in knots? Here's your lifeline! This straightforward guide explains the fundamental principles behind this cutting-edge concept.

String Theory Demystified elucidates the goal of the theory--to combine general relativity and

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UNRAVEL the mystery of STRING THEORY

Trying to understand string theory but ending up with your brain in knots? Here's your lifeline! This straightforward guide explains the fundamental principles behind this cutting-edge concept.

String Theory Demystified elucidates the goal of the theory--to combine general relativity and quantum theory into a single, unified framework. You'll learn about classical strings, conformal field theory, quantization, compactification, and T duality. The book covers supersymmetry and superstrings, D-branes, the holographic principle, and cosmology. Hundreds of examples and illustrations make it easy to understand the material, and end-of-chapter quizzes and a final exam help reinforce learning.

This fast and easy guide offers:

  • Numerous figures to illustrate key concepts
  • Sample problems with worked solutions
  • Coverage of equations of motion, the energy-momentum tensor, and conserved currents
  • A discussion of the Randall-Sundrum model
  • A time-saving approach to performing better on an exam or at work

Simple enough for a beginner, but challenging enough for an advanced student, String Theory Demystified is your key to comprehending this theory of everything.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780071596206
Publisher:
McGraw-Hill Education
Publication date:
08/31/2008
Series:
Demystified
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
350
Sales rank:
815,328
File size:
11 MB
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Meet the Author

David McMahon is a Microsoft Certified Visual Basic developer. He writes object-oriented software and hardware drivers for Windows NT and 95/98 using Visual Basic and Visual C++. He is also a Microsoft Certification instructor for Visual Basic and Microsoft Access.

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String Theory Demystified 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Very difficult for the lay reader. But true to the demystified series.
foxLOLO More than 1 year ago
He studies Physics and Math and he loves this book.