Extra dimensions OCo beyond space and time OCo are the best methods for unifying gravity with particle physics. The basic extension is to five dimensions (5D), as in the induced-matter and membrane theory. This descriptive text gives an up-to-date account of the classical and quantum consequences of 5D physics. It includes topics that range from Einstein''s original theory of relativity to modern views on matter. The book is mathematically precise and focuses on new ideas which appeal to readers. Examples of new ideas are: The big-bang universe, which is curved by matter in 4D, may be viewed as a smooth and empty world in 5D; the uncertainty of quantum interactions in spacetime may be regarded as the consequence of deterministic laws in higher dimensions. This book will interest people who think about the ''meaning of things''. Sample Chapter(s). Chapter 1: Higher-Dimensional Physics (252 KB). Contents: Higher-Dimensional Physics; The Big Bang Revisited; Paths in Hyperspace; Quantum Consequences; The Cosmological OC ConstantOCO and Vacuum; Embeddings in N = 5 Dimensions; Perspectives in Physics. Readership: Graduate students and researchers in physics and astronomy.qAs such, it is difficult to believe that it could be contravened as a basis for modern physics. It then follows that if the space is (say) 5D and not 4D, perfect conservation in the whole space implies imperfect conservation in ... geodesic equation or the field equations in practice require some assumptions about gAB = gAB(xc).
|Author||:||Paul S. Wesson|
|Publisher||:||World Scientific - 2006-01-01|