String Theory Demystified
By (author) David McMahon
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String Theory Demystified by David McMahon
Book DescriptionUNRAVEL the mystery of STRING THEORY Trying to understand string theory but ending up with your brain in knots? Here's your lifeline! This straightforward guide explains the fundamental principles behind this cutting-edge concept. String Theory Demystified elucidates the goal of the theory--to combine general relativity and quantum theory into a single, unified framework. You'll learn about classical strings, conformal field theory, quantization, compactification, and T duality. The book covers supersymmetry and superstrings, D-branes, the holographic principle, and cosmology. Hundreds of examples and illustrations make it easy to understand the material, and end-of-chapter quizzes and a final exam help reinforce learning. This fast and easy guide offers: Numerous figures to illustrate key concepts Sample problems with worked solutions Coverage of equations of motion, the energy-momentum tensor, and conserved currents A discussion of the Randall-Sundrum model A time-saving approach to performing better on an exam or at work Simple enough for a beginner, but challenging enough for an advanced student, String Theory Demystified is your key to comprehending this theory of everything.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780071498708
(231mm x 182mm x 16mm)
Imprint: McGraw-Hill Professional
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Education - Europe
Publish Date: 1-Sep-2008
Country of Publication: United States
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Quantum Mechanics Demystified, Paperback (June 2013)
The second edition of this bestseller is fully revised with reworked equations, all-new quizzes and test questions, four new chapters, and a completely refreshed interior design.
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Quantum Field Theory Demystified, Paperback (April 2008)» View all books by David McMahon
Quantum field theory unifies Einstein's theory of relativity with quantum mechanics. This work helps you learn quantum field theory. Picking up where "Quantum Mechanics Demystified" left off, it also gives the background needed to learn more advanced topics such as string theory, supersymmetry, and quantum gravity.
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Author Biography - David McMahon
David McMahon has worked for several years as a physicist and researcher at Sandia National Laboratories. He is the author of Linear Algebra Demystified, Quantum Mechanics Demystified, Relativity Demystified, MATLAB Demystified, and Complex Variables Demystified, among other successful titles.
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