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Why String Theory? (Paperback) (Joseph Conlon)

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This work for students and academics uses a conversational tone and a hearty dose of humor to explore the history, physics, evidence, and impact of string theory (the theory of quantum mechanical, relativistic strings). The book is designed not as a textbook but more as a ‘mental map’ of the subject. The author asks why string theory has become accepted by science despite the lack of direct empirical support for the theory, and explains current experimental evidence for string theory while also reviewing and answering criticisms of the theory. The first part of the book places string theory in the broader context of science as a whole and specifically theoretical physics. Later chapters examine string theory’s uses in areas such as mathematics, particle physics, cosmology, and quantum gravity. The book also discusses the social aspects of science. Itis designed to read sequentially, although this is not essential. No advanced mathematical background is assumed. A companion web site is available. Annotation ©2016 Ringgold, Inc., Portland, OR (protoview.com)
Number of Pages: 248
Genre: Mathematics, Science
Sub-Genre: Physics, Recreations + Games
Format: Paperback
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
Author: Joseph Conlon
Language: English
Street Date: November 24, 2015
TCIN: 50375011
UPC: 9781482242478
Item Number (DPCI): 248-06-4478
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