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The Search for Superstrings, Symmetry, and the Theory of Everything by John Gribbin

The Search for Superstrings, Symmetry, and the Theory of Everything by John Gribbin

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Now in paperback comes a clear, brief, accessible overview of the hundred-year saga of particle physics, from the discovery of the electron in 1897 to recent research that could radically alter our conception of the universe. 10 line drawings.

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Since Einstein's time, a "theory of everything" -- one coherent mathematical model that would encompass all the forces and particles of nature -- has become the Holy Grail of physics, and its pursuit has resulted in some of the most extraordinary ideas in the history of science. This invaluable primer at last enables all of us to understand these ideas. John Gribbin provides a brief, succinct, accessible overview of the hundred-year saga of particle physics, explaining everything from the basics (how subatomic particles work) to the cutting-edge research that has produced dazzling new models of the universe, among them the radical theories of "superstrings" -- the hypothesis that particles are loops of vibrating "string" -- and "supersymmetry."

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SKU GOR008388980
Title The Search for Superstrings, Symmetry, and the Theory of Everything
Author By (author) John Gribbin
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Condition ACCEPTABLE
Binding Type Paperback / softback
Publisher Little, Brown & Company
Year Published 0
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ISBN 0316326143
ISBN13 9780316326148
Cover Note Book picture is for illustrative purposes only, actual cover or edition may vary.
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Note This is a used book. We do our best to provide good quality books for you to read, but there is no escaping the fact that it has been owned and read by someone else previously. Therefore it will show signs of wear and may be an ex library book.
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