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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So is the final theory 10, 11, or 12 dimensional?

Introduction to Superstrings and M-Theory

Kikkawa, he wrote the first paper on string field theory, now a major branch of string theory, which summarizes each of the five string theories into a single equation.

Book ratings by Goodreads. Lurking in the 11th dimension was an entirely new theory which could reduce down to 11 dimensional supergravity as well as 10 dimensional string theory and p-brane theory. It was somehow easy compared to Green-Schwarz-Witten or Polchinski, however, if one is able to bear the flaws in the book silently, then definitely the book gives a direction on how early research went for St Although the book was quite a “hit” amongst amateur physicists, this book is full of “wrong directions”, both physically and mathematically, the reason for giving a 4-star is kind of personal, this was the first “String Theory” book that I started comprehending in my early years of college.

Nitin rated it liked it Oct 20, It would put an episode of Twilight Zone to shame. Often, when a theory cannot be solved exactly, we use an approximation scheme. But notice that because of duality, a theory of small e which is easily solved is identical to a theory of large g which is difficult to solve. Now, here is a thoroughly revised, second edition of a course-tested comprehensive introductory graduate text on superstrings which stresses the most current areas of interest, not covered in other presentations, including: Ultimately, it may solve the nagging question of where strings come from.


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Inalong with Prof. Michio Kaku is an American theoretical physicist at the City College of New Yorkbest-selling author, a futurist, and a communicator and popularizer of science. Introduction to Statistical Physics Silvio R.

M-Theory: The Mother of all SuperStrings : Official Website of Dr. Michio Kaku

Review quote From the reviews Foundations of Physics, on the first edition: Karen rated it really liked it Dec 26, This in turn gave birth to the action principle behind general relativity, the most beautiful and compelling theory of gravity. Account Options Sign in. Hearing it race by, they chase after it and desperately grab onto its tail a one-brane. Review Text From the reviews Foundations of Physics, on the first edition: This deceptively simple statement that the laws of physics are indistinguishable locally in an accelerating or a gravitating frame led Einstein to introduce a new symmetry to physics, general co-ordinate transformations.


Another duality, called U duality, was even more powerful. Dispatched from the UK in 3 business days When will my order arrive? In Search of the Riemann Zeros: He feels that the true theory introdhction be independent of any dimensionality of space-time, and that 11 dimensions only emerges once one tries to solve it. Description Called by some “the theory of everything,” superstrings may suuperstrings a problem which has eluded physicists for the past 50 years — the final unification of the two great theories of the twentieth century, general relativity and quantum field theory.

Kaku attended Cubberley High School in Palo Alto in the early s and played first board on their chess team. 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? Every decade or so, a stunning breakthrough in string theory sends shock waves racing through the theoretical physics community, generating a feverish outpouring of papers and activity.

Compatifications and BPS States They caught everyone by surprise by showing that there was a duality between 10 dimensional Type IIa strings and 11 dimension- al supergravity! Although many features of M-theory are still unknown, it does not seem to be a theory purely of strings.