A Brief History of String Theory: From Dual Models to by Dean Rickles

By Dean Rickles

In the course of its 40 yr lifespan, string conception has continuously had the facility to divide, being known as either a 'theory of everything' and a 'theory of nothing'. Critics have even puzzled no matter if it qualifies as a systematic thought in any respect. This ebook adopts an aim stance, status again from the query of the reality or falsity of string conception and in its place targeting the way it got here to be and the way it got here to occupy its current place in physics. An without notice wealthy heritage is printed, with deep connections to our such a lot well-established actual theories. absolutely self-contained and written in a full of life type, the e-book will attract a wide selection of readers from amateur to professional.

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