String Theory Demystified

  • Filename: string-theory-demystified.
  • ISBN: 9780071596206
  • Release Date: 2008-08-31
  • Number of pages: 350
  • Author: David McMahon
  • Publisher: McGraw Hill Professional



UNRAVEL 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.

An Introduction to Black Holes Information and the String Theory Revolution

  • Filename: an-introduction-to-black-holes-information-and-the-string-theory-revolution.
  • ISBN: 9812561315
  • Release Date: 2005-01-01
  • Number of pages: 183
  • Author: Leonard Susskind
  • Publisher: World Scientific



- A unique exposition of the foundations of the quantum theory of black holes including the impact of string theory, the idea of black hole complementarily and the holographic principle bull; Aims to educate the physicist or student of physics who is not an expert on string theory, on the revolution that has grown out of black hole physics and string theory

Quantum Field Theory Demystified

  • Filename: quantum-field-theory-demystified.
  • ISBN: 0071643524
  • Release Date: 2008-03-23
  • Number of pages: 299
  • Author: David McMahon
  • Publisher: McGraw Hill Professional



Learn quantum field theory relatively easily Trying to comprehend quantum field theory but don't have infinite time or the IQ of Einstein? No problem! This easy-to-follow guide helps you understand this complex subject matter without spending a lot of energy. Quantum Field Theory Demystified covers essential principles such as particle physics and special relativity. You'll learn about Lagrangian field theory, group theory, and electroweak theory. The book also explains continuous and discrete symmetries, spontaneous symmetry breaking, and supersymmetry. With thorough coverage of the mathematics of quantum field theory and featuring end-of-chapter quizzes and a final exam to test your knowledge, this book will teach you the fundamentals of this theoretical framework in no time at all. This fast and easy guide offers: Numerous figures to illustrate key concepts Sample equations with worked solutions Coverage of quantum numbers Details on the Dirac equation, the Feynman rules, and the Higgs mechanism 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, Quantum Field Theory Demystified is your shortcut to understanding this fascinating area of physics.

A First Course in String Theory

  • Filename: a-first-course-in-string-theory.
  • ISBN: 9781139643917
  • Release Date: 2009-01-22
  • Number of pages:
  • Author: Barton Zwiebach
  • Publisher: Cambridge University Press



String theory made understandable. Barton Zwiebach is once again faithful to his goal of making string theory accessible to undergraduates. He presents the main concepts of string theory in a concrete and physical way to develop intuition before formalism, often through simplified and illustrative examples. Complete and thorough in its coverage, this new edition now includes AdS/CFT correspondence and introduces superstrings. It is perfectly suited to introductory courses in string theory for students with a background in mathematics and physics. New sections cover strings on orbifolds, cosmic strings, moduli stabilization, and the string theory landscape. Now with almost 300 problems and exercises, with password-protected solutions for instructors at www.cambridge.org/zwiebach.

Relativity Demystified

  • Filename: relativity-demystified.
  • ISBN: 9780071486736
  • Release Date: 2005-12-23
  • Number of pages: 344
  • Author: David McMahon
  • Publisher: McGraw Hill Professional



In Relativity Demystified a physicist explains Einstein's theory of relativity in layman's terms, minus heavy-duty discussion or formal mathematics. Author David McMahon gradually builds up readers' practical skills to a point where they can eventually solve real problems in the field of general relativity. The book offers examples that vary in complexity from textbook-like problems to real-world situations from actual current research. Relativity Demystified also focused on quick definitions and demonstrations of procedures needed to solve problems.

Strings Conformal Fields and M Theory

  • Filename: strings-conformal-fields-and-m-theory.
  • ISBN: 9780387988924
  • Release Date: 2000-01-01
  • Number of pages: 531
  • Author: Michio Kaku
  • Publisher: Springer



Building on the foundations laid in his Introduction to Superstrings and M Theory, Professor Kaku discusses such topics as the classification of conformal string theories, knot theory, the Yang-Baxter relation, quantum groups, and the insights into 11-dimensional strings recently obtained from M-theory. New chapters discuss such topics as Seiberg-Witten theory, M theory and duality, and D-branes. Throughout, the author conveys the vitality of the current research and places readers at its forefront. Several chapters reviewing the fundamentals of string theory, making the presentation of the material self-contained while keeping overlap with the earlier book to a minimum.

The Complete Idiot s Guide to String Theory

  • Filename: the-complete-idiot-s-guide-to-string-theory.
  • ISBN: 9781101029350
  • Release Date: 2008-07-01
  • Number of pages: 368
  • Author: George Musser
  • Publisher: Penguin



Everything is connected... We''re living in the midst of a scientific revolution that''s captured the general public''s attention and imagination. The aim of this new revolution is to develop a "theory of everything"- -- a set of laws of physics that will explain all that can be explained, ranging from the tiniest subatomic particle to the universe as a whole. Here, readers will learn the ideas behind the theories, and their effects upon our world, our civilization, and ourselves.

String Theory and M Theory

  • Filename: string-theory-and-m-theory.
  • ISBN: 113946048X
  • Release Date: 2006-12-07
  • Number of pages:
  • Author: Katrin Becker
  • Publisher: Cambridge University Press



String theory is one of the most exciting and challenging areas of modern theoretical physics. This book guides the reader from the basics of string theory to recent developments. It introduces the basics of perturbative string theory, world-sheet supersymmetry, space-time supersymmetry, conformal field theory and the heterotic string, before describing modern developments, including D-branes, string dualities and M-theory. It then covers string geometry and flux compactifications, applications to cosmology and particle physics, black holes in string theory and M-theory, and the microscopic origin of black-hole entropy. It concludes with Matrix theory, the AdS/CFT duality and its generalizations. This book is ideal for graduate students and researchers in modern string theory, and will make an excellent textbook for a one-year course on string theory. It contains over 120 exercises with solutions, and over 200 homework problems with solutions available on a password protected website for lecturers at www.cambridge.org/9780521860697.

Advanced Concepts in Particle and Field Theory

  • Filename: advanced-concepts-in-particle-and-field-theory.
  • ISBN: 9781107097483
  • Release Date: 2015-06-11
  • Number of pages: 575
  • Author: Tristan Hübsch
  • Publisher: Cambridge University Press



An expansive and conceptually unifying textbook of fundamental and theoretical physics, describing elementary particles and their interactions.

Modern Principles of Economic Mechanics Vol 1

  • Filename: modern-principles-of-economic-mechanics-vol-1.
  • ISBN: 9781477112250
  • Release Date: 2012-12-07
  • Number of pages:
  • Author: Yingrui Yang
  • Publisher: Xlibris Corporation



Currently, economics and cognitive science are heavily rooted in Newtonian physics, successfully borrowing a great deal of modeling tools from it. This is a great achievement. You do not need quantum mechanics or theories of relativity to build a house or bridge. Neverth less, no one would deny the importance of modern theoretical physics. I believe many intellectuals have realized the need to go beyond the limitations of the Newtonian tradition for means of social science research. the big question is how to do it and how to do it right. This book aims to integrate economics and cognitive science by applying theoretical physics from a modeling perspective. During the course of this book, necessary background knowledge preparations for understanding the content topics are also briefly provided. Thus, this book is designed to be conceptually and instrumentally self-contained. Everyone interested should be able to read it.

Supersymmetry DeMYSTiFied

  • Filename: supersymmetry-demystified.
  • ISBN: 9780071636421
  • Release Date: 2010-01-05
  • Number of pages: 496
  • Author: Patrick LaBelle
  • Publisher: McGraw Hill Professional



Unravel the mystery of SUPERSYMMETRY Trying to comprehend supersymmetry but feeling a bit off balance? Grab hold of this straightforward guide and learn the fundamental concepts behind this revolutionary principle. Covers supercharges, SUPERFIELDS, superspace, SUSY breaking, the minimal supersymmetric standard model, and more LOADED with DETAILED examples, ILLUSTRATIONS, and explanations Perfect for SELF-STUDY or as a classroom SUPPLEMENT COMPLETE with end-of-chapter QUIZZES and a FINAL EXAM Written in an easy-to-follow format, Supersymmetry Demystified explains Weyl, Majorana, and Dirac spinors, notations, and supersymmetric lagrangians. Supersymmetric charges and their algebra are discussed, as are interactions and gauge theories. The book also covers superspace formalism, superfields, supersymmetry breaking, and much more. Detailed examples, clear illustrations, and concise explanations make it easy to understand the material, and end-of-chapter quizzes and a final exam help reinforce learning. It's a no-brainer! You'll get: An explanation of the Wess-Zumino model Tips on how to build supersymmetric lagrangians Coverage of superspace and superfields A detailed presentation of the minimal supersymmetric standard model (MSSM) and some of its phenomenological implications. Simple enough for a beginner, but challenging enough for an advanced student, Supersymmetry Demystified is your key to understanding this fascinating particle physics subject.

The Natural Laws of the Universe

  • Filename: the-natural-laws-of-the-universe.
  • ISBN: 0387740813
  • Release Date: 2010-04-02
  • Number of pages: 136
  • Author: Jean-Philippe Uzan
  • Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media



This book examines constants, the role they play in the laws of physics, and whether indeed constants can be verified. From the laboratory to the depths of space, it explores the paths of gravitation, general relativity and new theories such as that of superstrings. Coverage investigates the solidity of the foundations of physics and discusses the implications of the discovery of the non-constancy of a constant. The book even goes beyond the subject of constants to explain and discuss many ideas in physics, encountering along the way, for example, such exciting details as the discovery of a natural nuclear reactor at Oklo in Gabon.

Signals Systems Demystified

  • Filename: signals-systems-demystified.
  • ISBN: 0071712224
  • Release Date: 2006-09-06
  • Number of pages: 302
  • Author: David McMahon
  • Publisher: McGraw Hill Professional



The fast and easy way to learn signals and systems Get a working knowledge of signal processing and systems--even if you don't have formal training, unlimited time, or a genius IQ. Signals and Systems Demystified offers an effective, illuminating, and entertaining way to learn this essential electrical engineering subject. First, you'll learn methods used to calculate energy and power in signals. Next, you'll study signals in the frequency domain using Fourier analysis. Other topics covered include amplitude, frequency, and phase modulation, spectral analysis, convolution, the Laplace transform, and the z-transform. Packed with hundreds of sample equations and explained solutions, and featuring end-of-chapter quizzes and a final exam, this book will teach you the fundamentals of signals and systems in no time at all. Simple enough for a beginner, but challenging enough for an advanced student, Signals and Systems Demystified is your shortcut to mastering this complex subject. This hands-on, self-teaching text offers: An easy way to understand signal processing and systems Hundreds of worked examples with solutions A quiz at the end of each chapter to reinforce learning and pinpoint weaknesses A final exam at the end of the book No unnecessary technical jargon A time-saving approach to performing better on an exam or at work!

MATLAB Demystified

  • Filename: matlab-demystified.
  • ISBN: 0071510303
  • Release Date: 2007-04-30
  • Number of pages: 336
  • Author: David McMahon
  • Publisher: McGraw Hill Professional



Need to Learn MATLAB? Problem SOLVED! Get started using MATLAB right away with help from this hands-on guide. MATLAB Demystified offers an effective and enlightening method for learning how to get the most out this powerful computational mathematics tool. Using an easy-to-follow format, this book explains the basics of MATLAB up front. You'll find out how to plot functions, solve algebraic equations, and compute integrals. You'll also learn how to solve differential equations, generate numerical solutions of ODEs, and work with special functions. Packed with hundreds of sample equations and explained solutions, and featuring end-of-chapter quizzes and a final exam, this book will teach you MATLAB essentials in no time at all. This self-teaching guide offers: The quickest way to get up and running on MATLAB Hundreds of worked examples with solutions Coverage of MATLAB 7 A quiz at the end of each chapter to reinforce learning and pinpoint weaknesses A final exam at the end of the book A time-saving approach to performing better on homework or on the job Simple enough for a beginner, but challenging enough for an advanced user, MATLAB Demystified is your shortcut to computational precision.

String Theory and M Theory

  • Filename: string-theory-and-m-theory.
  • ISBN: 0521860695
  • Release Date: 2006-12-07
  • Number of pages: 756
  • Author: Katrin Becker
  • Publisher: Cambridge University Press



String theory is one of the most exciting and challenging areas of modern theoretical physics. This book guides the reader from the basics of string theory to recent developments. It introduces the basics of perturbative string theory, world-sheet supersymmetry, space-time supersymmetry, conformal field theory and the heterotic string, before describing modern developments, including D-branes, string dualities and M-theory. It then covers string geometry and flux compactifications, applications to cosmology and particle physics, black holes in string theory and M-theory, and the microscopic origin of black-hole entropy. It concludes with Matrix theory, the AdS/CFT duality and its generalizations. This book is ideal for graduate students and researchers in modern string theory, and will make an excellent textbook for a one-year course on string theory. It contains over 120 exercises with solutions, and over 200 homework problems with solutions available on a password protected website for lecturers at www.cambridge.org/9780521860697.

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