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The Resource Not even wrong : the failure of string theory and the search for unity in physical law, Peter Woit

Not even wrong : the failure of string theory and the search for unity in physical law, Peter Woit

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Not even wrong : the failure of string theory and the search for unity in physical law
Title
Not even wrong
Title remainder
the failure of string theory and the search for unity in physical law
Statement of responsibility
Peter Woit
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Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Woit (mathematics, Columbia U.) reviews the controversy over a theory about the fundamental nature of creation that simply does not work, but is so elegant that mathematicians, and even some physicists, refuse to let it go, and have gone so far as to deny some of the most sacred tenets of science in order to defend it. Most of his account is historical and uncontroversial, he says, but towards the end he follows his own inspiration, which does not always flow with the majority view, and can get somewhat technical. Annotation ©2007 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
216019
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
539.7/258
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
QC794.6.S85
LC item number
W65 2006
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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True
Target audience
adult
http://bibfra.me/vocab/lite/titleRemainder
the failure of string theory and the search for unity in physical law
Label
Not even wrong : the failure of string theory and the search for unity in physical law, Peter Woit
Link
http://www.loc.gov/catdir/toc/ecip0613/2006013933.html
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 269-278) and index
Contents
Particle physics at the turn of the millennium -- The instruments of production -- Quantum theory -- Quantum field theory -- Gauge symmetry and Gauge theories -- The standard model -- Triumph of the standard model -- Problems of the standard model -- Beyond the standard model -- New insights in quantum field theory and mathematics -- String theory : history -- String theory and supersymmetry : an evaluation -- On beauty and difficulty -- Is superstring theory science? -- The Bogdanov affair -- The only game in town : the power and the glory of string theory -- The landscape of string theory -- Other points of view
Control code
ocm67840232
Dimensions
25 cm.
Extent
xix, 291 p.
Isbn
9780465092758
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
2006013933
Other control number
9780465092758
Other physical details
ill.
Label
Not even wrong : the failure of string theory and the search for unity in physical law, Peter Woit
Link
http://www.loc.gov/catdir/toc/ecip0613/2006013933.html
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 269-278) and index
Contents
Particle physics at the turn of the millennium -- The instruments of production -- Quantum theory -- Quantum field theory -- Gauge symmetry and Gauge theories -- The standard model -- Triumph of the standard model -- Problems of the standard model -- Beyond the standard model -- New insights in quantum field theory and mathematics -- String theory : history -- String theory and supersymmetry : an evaluation -- On beauty and difficulty -- Is superstring theory science? -- The Bogdanov affair -- The only game in town : the power and the glory of string theory -- The landscape of string theory -- Other points of view
Control code
ocm67840232
Dimensions
25 cm.
Extent
xix, 291 p.
Isbn
9780465092758
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
2006013933
Other control number
9780465092758
Other physical details
ill.

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