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What is it

  1. Oct 24, 2003 #1

    wolram

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    please excuse my ignorance, i have read much about strings
    sometimes i even get a glimmer of understanding,
    the problem is i can not find referance to what a string is
    ok an electron is a point particle so a string is?
     
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  3. Oct 24, 2003 #2
    Actually, in the string theory framework, you discard the idea that an electron (or any other subatomic particle, for that matter) is a point particle. They are all strings.

    Answering what a string actually is thus becomes like answering what a point particle actually is in the Standard Model.
     
  4. Oct 24, 2003 #3

    wolram

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    Actually, in the string theory framework, you discard the idea that an electron (or any other subatomic particle, for that matter) is a point particle. They are all strings.
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    so for every particle, wave, in the real world, is a string
    that gives that particle, wave, its properties?
    i have read that many different types of string are theorized
    all basicaly the same thing but in diferent configurations
    some one dimentional, some two dimentional etc.
    i understand that they are clasified as membranes, but
    membranes of what?
     
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