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Author Smolin, Lee, 1955-

Title The trouble with physics : the rise of string theory, the fall of a science, and what comes next / Lee Smolin.

Publication Info. Boston : Houghton Mifflin, [2006]
2006

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 Highland CC Stacks - HCCY-13  QC 6 .S6535 2006    AVAILABLE
 Moline PL Adult Non-Fiction - MPLG-6  530.14 SMO    AVAILABLE
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Description xxiii, 392 pages ; 24 cm
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Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages [359]-371) and index.
Contents The unfinished revolution. The five great problems in theoretical physics -- The beauty myth -- The world as geometry -- Unification becomes a science -- From unification to superunification -- Quantum gravity : the fork in the road -- A brief history of string theory. Preparing for a revolution -- The first superstring revolution -- Revolution number two -- A theory of Anything -- The anthropic solution -- What string theory explains -- Beyond string theory. Surprises from the real world -- Building on Einstein -- Physics after string theory -- Learning from experience. How do you fight sociology? -- What is science? -- Seers and craftspeople -- How science really works -- What we can do for science.
The 5 great problems in theoretical physics -- The beauty myth -- The world as geometry -- Unification becomes a science -- From unification to superunification -- Quantum gravity -- A brief history of string theory -- The anthropic solution -- What string theory explains -- Beyond string theory: Surprises from the real world -- Building on Einstein -- How do you fight sociology -- What is science -- Seers and craftspeople -- How science really works -- What we do for science.
Subject Physics -- Methodology -- History -- 20th century.
String models.
ISBN 9780618551057
0618551050
Standard No. 9780618551057

 
    
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