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Warped passages : unraveling the mysteries of the Universe's hidden dimensions /

Discusses dimensions of space, early twentieth-century advances, the physics of elementary particles, string theory and branes, and proposals for extra-dimension universes.

Bibliographic Details
Main Author: Randall, Lisa.
Format: Book
Language:English
Published: New York : Ecco, c2005.
Edition:1st ed.
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Table of Contents:
  • Introduction
  • Entryway passages : demystifying dimensions
  • Restricted passages : rolled-up extra dimensions
  • Exclusive passages : branes, braneworlds, and the bulk
  • Approaches to theoretical physics
  • Relativity : the evolution of Einstein's gravity
  • Quantum mechanics : principled uncertainty, the principal uncertainties, and the uncertainty principle
  • The standard model of particle physics : matter's most basic known structure
  • Experimental interlude : verifying the standard model
  • Symmetry : the essential organizing principle
  • The origin of elementary particle masses : spontaneous symmetry breaking and the Higgs mechanism
  • Scaling and grand unification : relating interactions at different lengths and energies
  • The hierarchy problem : the only effective trickle-down theory
  • Supersymmetry : a leap beyond the standard model
  • Allegro (ma non troppo) passage for strings
  • Supporting passages : brane development
  • Bustling passages : braneworlds
  • Sparsely populated passages : multiverses and sequestering
  • Leaky passages : fingerprints of extra dimensions
  • Voluminous passages : large extra dimensions
  • Warped passage : a solution to the hierarchy problem
  • The warped annotated "Alice"
  • Profound passage : an infinite extra dimension
  • A reflective and expansive passage
  • Extra dimensions : are you in or out?
  • (In)conclusion.