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B What exactly is matter?

  1. Nov 25, 2018 #1
    I mean on a deeper more fundamental level. In my mind I've always had the idea that the universe is like a set of strings. Matter being knots and entanglements in those strings, and energy being vibrations on it.

    Thoughts on this?

    Thanks in advance
     
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  3. Nov 25, 2018 #2

    Drakkith

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  4. Nov 25, 2018 #3
    I tried reading some of it but it seems to get really complicated fast. Is there a simpler definition for a field?
     
  5. Nov 25, 2018 #4

    bhobba

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    Trouble is the question you asked only has an answer using advanced math. At your level, and not entirely correct, the following book is understandable at the beginning level:
    https://www.amazon.com/Fields-Color-theory-escaped-Einstein/dp/0473179768

    Thanks
    Bill
     
  6. Nov 27, 2018 #5

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    There's not much we can do with this question except to suggest some areas for further reading. We've done that so this thread is closed.
     
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