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Does String Theory tell us the size of Extra Dimensions.

  1. Jul 22, 2013 #1
    Does the math in string theory tell us anything about the size of any of the extra dimensions?
     
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  3. Jul 22, 2013 #2
    no so much.

    for one thing there are many models with varying 'extra dimensions'....sometimes
    Calabi-Yau [which I think are small, 'compactified'] and other times branes [bigger] and sometimes a mix....Then there is an ADD model with large extra dimensions.

    Some discussion on extra dimensions here:

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/String_theory#Extra_dimensions


    edit: a discussion with some background...no precise answer...here:

    https://www.physicsforums.com/showthread.php?t=421326

    This discussion brings out some of the complexities in addressing your question
     
    Last edited: Jul 22, 2013
  4. Jul 22, 2013 #3
    To a first approximation, string theory in its current form tells us nothing. Instead, you tell it what you want.
     
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