Not Even Wrong The Failure of String Theory and the Search for Unity in Physical Law

ISBN-10: 0465092764

ISBN-13: 9780465092765

Edition: N/A

Authors: Peter Woit

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How does the world work and what is mathematics' role in its description? An authoritative and well-reasoned account of string theory's fashionable status among today's theoretical physicists, and promising new directions, including the role of beauty in mathematics and physics. "From the Hardcover edition."
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Book details

List price: $17.99
Publisher: Basic Books
Publication date: 9/4/2007
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 320
Size: 5.25" wide x 8.00" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 0.594
Language: English

Preface
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
Conclusion
Acknowledgments
Notes
Index
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