What is Toe: Definition and 72 Discussions

Toes are the digits (fingers) of the foot of a tetrapod. Animal species such as cats that walk on their toes are described as being digitigrade. Humans, and other animals that walk on the soles of their feet, are described as being plantigrade; unguligrade animals are those that walk on hooves at the tips of their toes.

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  1. U

    I Can Superstring Theory Ever Be Refuted or Confirmed?

    I am reading a hebrew translation of the popular book by Michio Kaku on HyperSpace. It seems Superstring Theory will never be refuted since if it's a theory of everything then you need infinite energies since the universe is infinite, and we can never get a from finite machines infinite...
  2. V

    Solve My Tic Tac Toe Program Homework Problem

    Homework Statement Making tic tac toe program! Homework EquationsThe Attempt at a Solution using System; using System.Collections.Generic; using System.ComponentModel; using System.Data; using System.Drawing; using System.Linq; using System.Text; using System.Windows.Forms; namespace TTT {...
  3. zdroide

    I Is there a real need for a theory of everything (ToE)?

    I been studying quantum field theory and standard model lately. I not see how a unified theory could fit between quantum field and special or general relativity. One being for big objects and the other for microscopic one. In fact, standard model not seem to be all proven. Many particles are not...
  4. O

    I What are the best TOE candidates?

    Given the state of current and recent TOE advances, (Ads/CFT, LQG, M-theory, Twistors...) in what framework do you believe a TOE will first appear? I say first because I have a hunch that a breakthrough in one area will correspond to dualities in others. It seems to me that if a given theory...
  5. K

    Would NMSM or vMSM + 4D QG like LQG or AsG be TOE?

    thus far the LHC has not seen any SUSY in run 2, with possible exception of the 750 scarlar boson which may disappear with further data. If LHC run 2 provides no BSM type physics, would either The New Minimal Standard Model Hooman Davoudiasl, Ryuichiro Kitano, Tianjun Li, Hitoshi Murayama...
  6. F

    Can Quantum Gravity Serve as a Theory of Everything?

    I'm wondering if Quantum Gravity is expected to be a Theory Of Everything (TOE)? Can we expect that if we combine QFT with GR to get Quantum Gravity, will that be a TOE that explains GR and QFT?
  7. Adam LeTrexane

    Planning an Individual Curriculum for QM/MIW & TOE?

    Hi again! Let me preface this by saying that if you don't subscribe to the idea of the existence of parallel universes, I encourage you to hit the Back button on your browser. That said, read on if you'd like to help me get some direction of where to start to begin understanding quantum...
  8. G

    I Godel's ITs & the Physical World: Is a ToE impossible?

    Both Hawking and Dyson have said that Godel's incompleteness theorems prove that it is impossible for us to formulate an absolutely fundamental Theory of Everything. Is that true? Do the theorems apply to the physical world as they apply to the realm of mathematics?
  9. G

    I Godel's ITs & the Physical World: Is a ToE impossible?

    Both Hawking and Dyson have said that Godel's incompleteness theorems prove that it is impossible for us to formulate an absolutely fundamental Theory of Everything. Is that true? Do the theorems apply to the physical world as they apply to the realm of mathematics?
  10. Cosmology2015

    It is possible from the general relativity reach a ToE?

    Hello everyone! As an admirer of string theory, I have strong interest in the theories that purport to unify general relativity with quantum mechanics. In the case of string theory, the goal is to find a form of describe the force of gravity according to the principles of quantum mechanics, ie...
  11. nuclearhead

    If Superstring theory is not a TOE what is it?

    If superstring theory works, has no infinities, etc. Then what is wrong with it? It must describe some Universe unless there is a contradiction in it somewhere? If it predicts all particles and gravity what is missing from it? Is it not compatible with cosmology for instance? Is Superstring...
  12. C

    Question about the Limitations of Physics

    Here is a question about the possible limitations of physics, specifically about whether a theory of everything can actually explain everything. Assume we have a theory of everything. Now, consider an electron e with all the relevant properties. Now, our theory of everything, being mathematical...
  13. WineRedPsy

    Our Mathematical Universe: My Quest for the Ultimate Nature?

    Is Our Mathematical Universe by Max Tegmark any good, as a work of popsci? Apparantly it's related to some TOE thing Tegmark's got, is that one actually something legitimate? (Edit: Sorry if this isn't appropriate for this forum!)
  14. ohwilleke

    Theory of Everything (TOE) Without a Grand Unified Theory (GUT)

    Normally, we think about a grand unified theory (GUT) that unifies the standard model forces and particles into an overarching unified framework, as a pre-requisite to a theory of everything (TOE) which adds quantum gravity to a GUT. But, developments of both beyond the Standard Model physics...
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    What is the difference between a Grand Unified Theory and a TOE?

    Have weak nuclear, strong nuclear, and electromagnetism all been unified? If so, is that the GUT? And is it that unifying those forces with gravity would lead to a TOE? Thanks. I'm just getting a little confused.
  16. DiracPool

    The long and winding road that leads to your TOE

    I am hoping to get some guidance in this thread from those who have traveled the path before me. For the past couple of years I have been on a tear to educate myself in mathematical physics for a variety of reasons I won't bore you with here (some personal, some professional). In any case, to...
  17. B

    Is Thomas Campbell's Education and Work Experience Valid?

    The credentials and employment history of Thomas Campbell, author of "My Big TOE". Hello guys. I am currently embroiled in writing a paper on the limitations of the standard scientific method and wish to reference Thomas Campbell's work in said paper. On his website, and during interviews and...
  18. D

    Do TOE candidates predict SM parameters?

    I wonder if TOE candidate theories (loop gravity, superstrings, twixtors, or <you-name-it>) predict from the first principles SM parameters (all, some of them, or some correlations like Koide formula)? If they don't predict SM parameters, then the only option is "10**500 different universes...
  19. M

    The four forces that are trying to be unified by TOE?

    Hi guys basically I'm in secondary school and my teacher started taling to me about the four forces in space which are tryin to be unified by TOE and the Grand unification theory. She said that at my level I don't need to know what they are and she said that she wouldn't go into them in depth...
  20. J

    Will a GUT or TOE be mathematical

    Most if not all laws of physics are not mathematical, rather statements that define the way mathematical models must follow. They have been laid down by intuition and observation. So how can something like string theory based on maths be expected to achieve a GUT or TOE if it does not know...
  21. M

    TOE and the end of physics

    Hey. I've heard from several physicists that in the next few years, physics might come to an end after completion of the theory of everything and that basically, there's not going to be anything new to research in physics. What are your thoughts on the matter? Do you think such a theory is...
  22. wolram

    Wearing Toe Rags: From Function to Derogatory Slang

    They irritate my feet and legs, the first thing i do when i get home is to take the off, i think toe rags were first worn to stop boots scuffing feet, that's where the derogative form (you are just a toe rag came from), may be it is just us westerners wear socks.
  23. A

    Observations a TOE must agree with?

    Another silly question here :) What are some of the cosmological observations a TOE must agree with? (I'm making a list) Some that I can think of... a) redshift data (Type 1a supernovas, etc.) b) element ratios (Hydrogen, Helium,...) c) bias toward 'matter' rather than 'antimatter' d) CMB...
  24. C

    What is meant by no complete TOE ?

    What is meant by "no complete TOE"? What does it mean exactly when people say "there is currently no complete quantum theory of the remaining fundamental force, gravity" for a Theory of Everything. I know there are a few competing theories. Spin Foam, String Theory, etc... Are those not...
  25. V

    Explanation of tidal wave formation in sea due toe gravitaion force of moon

    Hello According to general theory is there any explanation of tidal wave in sea due to gravitation of moon. How moon warp space time in such a way so that tidal waves are generated in sea?
  26. wolram

    Why does my big toe grow differently from other toes?

    The nail and fleshy part of mine points about 15 degrees from straight in comparison with my second toe.
  27. iamjon.smith

    Comp Sci Tic Tac Toe Game | Two Player | 3x3 grid

    Assignment: TicTacToe and TicTacToeGame. The TicTacToe class contains a 3x3 two-dimensional array of integers. The constructor should initialize the empty board to all zeros. It should have a method playerMove that accepts two integers as parameters, the first is the player (1 or 2) and the...
  28. P

    Impact of Gödel's incompleteness theorems on a TOE

    Well I've searched this forum and didnt see this topic before, so I was wondering what the general consensus is on the impact of Godel's theorem (if any) on a possible TOE? I'm still wading through it all so just wanted some other opinions...
  29. J

    Reputation of String Theory: Exploring a Possible TOE

    I was just wondering, I keep hearing different opinions on this, but how is the reputation of string theory now? I speak to some mathematicians and they completely write it off, while I talk to other people and they say it's still in the works but looks promising. Obviously it's not...
  30. E

    Would a successful merger of LQG + NCG SM be considered a TOE?

    LQG is an attempt to quantize geometry Noncommutative geometry is an attempt to express the SM geometrically, and is able to derive the SM Lagrangian and prediction of Higgs mass. LQG is not a TOE since it does not include SM, only quantize gravity, and NCG is not a TOE since it does not...
  31. G

    The TOE and imperfect mathematics

    Hello.. I read somewhere that Mathematics is an imperfect science...basically a science with ultimately unprovable assumptions. Could that be the reason for the problem of squaring relativity & quantum mechanics? Thanks for any and all responses. Bye G.
  32. N

    Branches of theoretical physics are the most likely to find a TOE?

    Which branches of theoretical physics are the most likely to find a TOE? I'm just trying to learn a little about this stuff, but my physics knowledge isn't too deep as I am only a first-year undergrad. A nudge in the right direction would be appreciated!
  33. marcus

    Meissner Nicolai conjecture-opening to a 4D ToE

    Meissner Nicolai conjecture---opening to a 4D ToE Here are five papers by Kris Meissner and Hermann Nicolai: http://arxiv.org/find/grp_physics/1/AND+au:+Nicolai_H+au:+Meissner/0/1/0/all/0/1 The latest contains a conjecture which they summarize in the concluding paragraph: "The main conjecture...
  34. D

    What if TOE is non-analytic ?

    What if TOE is "non-analytic"? I mean, what if there is a set of TOE equations, but there is no way to derive all notions we want to derive (space, time, gravity, number of generations) from it analytically. And the only way to do it would be a huge numerical simulation? I had already...
  35. MTd2

    New TOE announced by Smolin, Spezile and *Garrett Lisi

    New TOE announced by Smolin, Spezile and *Garrett Lisi" I just spotted this on citation [9] on this article: http://arxiv.org/abs/0908.3388 [9] A. Garrett Lisi, L. Smolin and S. Speziale, “Unification of gravity, gauge interactions and Higgs bosons in the extended Plebanski formalism,”...
  36. S

    Gravostrong ? TOE advise needed

    I'm trying to build an explanatory theory that encompasses both the standard and cosmological standard models (isn't everyone ?) I'd appreciate some help with some questions I have; 1) Is there any reason to be sure/confident that the strong nuclear force is not directly linked with...
  37. humanino

    A simple presentation of an exceptionally simple TOE

    If you always wanted to understand how we discover new particle, Garrett Lisi gave a delightful presentation at TED of his works : A beautiful new theory of everything
  38. marcus

    TOE: Four radical routes to a theory of everything

    http://www.newscientist.com/channel/fundamentals/mg19826542.300-four-radical-routes-to-a-theory-of-everything.html The New Scientist 3 May 2008 issue cover story was about Four Radical Routes to a Theory of Everything, by Amanda Gefter. It would be interesting to know what the four...
  39. L

    Why does a ball go further if toe poked

    If I kick a ball with the toe of my shoe (small area) rather than the side of my shoe (larger area), will the ball travel with greater speed and therefore travel further with the kick using the toe assuming the foot strikes the ball at the same speed? I would be very grateful for some sort of...
  40. S

    As always, if you have any questions, feel free to ask.Claus

    http://www.telegraph.co.uk/earth/main.jhtml;jsessionid=C2UZGR11YEFENQFIQMGSFFWAVCBQWIV0?view=DETAILS&grid=&xml=/earth/2007/12/23/scicosmos123.xml "Inside the tube an isotope of helium (called helium three) forms a "superfluid", an ordered liquid where all the atoms are in the same state...
  41. P

    Usefulness of a QG or a TOE?

    Can you tell me possible applications or uses of a theory of quantum gravity or a TOE?
  42. M

    Surfer Dude T.O.E: Details & Your View

    Has anyone heard any details about this? http://www.telegraph.co.uk/earth/main.jhtml?view=DETAILS&grid=A1YourView&xml=/earth/2007/11/14/scisurf114.xml
  43. P

    Understanding TOE & QG: A Comparison for Physicists

    Just want to get some terminology right. Is TOE equivalent to QG? If so is QG more frequently used by physicsts as it sounds more professional or simply more logical?
  44. marcus

    Nice article in the Telegraph about G.L. and ToE

    http://www.telegraph.co.uk/earth/main.jhtml?view=DETAILS&grid=&xml=/earth/2007/11/14/scisurf114.xml article is by Roger Highfield, science editor at the Telegraph interesting article. some quotes from Lee Smolin. snapshots. pretty nice as such things go. ==sample quote== Lee Smolin at the...
  45. E

    Volvovik's Fermi-point scenario of emergent gravity as TOE

    String theorists (i.e Josh1) and LQG'ers (i.e Marcus) how promosing do you think Volvovik's Fermi-point scenario of emergent gravity as a TOE, he denies more than 4D as required by String theory, and denies quantizing GR and seems to denigrate gravity as spacetime, in favor of condense...
  46. M

    Understanding Quantum Tic Tac Toe & Event Horizon

    can anyone help me understand it? also, does an event horizon only refer to black holes?
  47. D

    Mathematica Unifying Lie Algebras with Mathematical Game Theory to assist in GUT / TOE

    This speculative effort may be only wishful thinking, but if mathematical [geometrical] objects can be represented by Lie [and other] Algebras and Groups as well as by Mathematical Games, then this may aid in the search for a GUT / TOE. This effort is not rigorous, but a tenuous association...
  48. A

    The End of Physics? TOE Discovery Questions

    If a TOE is discovered, is physics over? Will there be nothing worthwhile left to study?
  49. Ivan Seeking

    Could it be that a TOE cannot be scientific?

    One interesting notion that strikes me from time to time, like now, is that if String Theory [ M Theory] is correct or nearly so, the greatly anticipated theory of everything, or TOE, is not a theory of science and never can be. Rather, M theory stands as a philosophical proposition, and it...
  50. DaveC426913

    Settle the Bet: Whose Big Toe Sticks Out Further?

    Yes, this is for real. I want to settle a bet. I get teased about my big toes, which are (as seems logical to me), big i.e. my big toes are bigger than my other toes - they stick out farther. If I kicked a wall barefoot, my big toe would hit first. Some people's big toes do not stick out...