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What is M theory?

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Kakorot
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Feb8-05, 04:08 PM
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i overheard someone talking about something called the M theory. They mentioned the string theory too (which i know about), but I have no idea what M theory is. Can someone please inform me?
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i overheard someone talking about something called the M theory. They mentioned the string theory too (which i know about), but I have no idea what M theory is. Can someone please inform me?
Decent summary here:
http://www.damtp.cam.ac.uk/user/gr/public/qg_ss.html
Ravine
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Feb9-05, 11:34 AM
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Stephen W. Hawking's book "The universe in a Nutshell" talks briefly on the subject, I believe in the.... 3rd chapter? Or if you are listening to the CD it is on the second, to the best of my knowledge....

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Feb9-05, 05:26 PM
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What is M theory?

Quote Quote by Ravine
Stephen W. Hawking's book "The universe in a Nutshell" talks briefly on the subject, I believe in the.... 3rd chapter? Or if you are listening to the CD it is on the second, to the best of my knowledge....
I would quickly suggest Brian Greene, or even Michio Kaku, above Hawking. Try The Elegant Universe (by Greene).


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