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A Brief History of String Theory: From Dual Models to by Dean Rickles

By Dean Rickles

During its 40 yr lifespan, string idea has continuously had the facility to divide, being known as either a 'theory of every little thing' and a 'theory of nothing'. Critics have even puzzled no matter if it qualifies as a systematic thought in any respect. This booklet adopts an goal stance, status again from the query of the truth or falsity of string thought and as a substitute concentrating on the way it got here to be and the way it got here to occupy its current place in physics. An unexpectedly wealthy historical past is published, with deep connections to our so much well-established actual theories. absolutely self-contained and written in a full of life model, the booklet will attract a wide selection of readers from amateur to specialist.

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