Book Volume 119 2002

The Landscape of Theoretical Physics: A Global View

From Point Particles to the Brane World and Beyond, in Search of a Unifying Principle

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ISBN: 978-0-7923-7006-2 (Print) 978-0-306-47136-0 (Online)

Table of contents (13 chapters)

  1. Front Matter

    Pages i-xx

  2. Point Particles

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      Pages 3-52

      The Spinless Point Particle

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      Chapter

      Pages 53-92

      Point Particles and Clifford Algebra

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      Chapter

      Pages 93-104

      Harmonic Oscillator in Pseudo-Euclidean Space

  3. Extended Objects

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      Pages 107-144

      General Principles of Membrane Kinematics and Dynamics

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      Chapter

      Pages 145-166

      More About Physics in M-Space

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      Chapter

      Pages 167-202

      Extended Objects and Clifford Algebra

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      Chapter

      Pages 203-245

      Quantization

  4. Brane World

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      Chapter

      Pages 249-269

      Spacetime as a Membrane in a Higher-Dimensional Space

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      Chapter

      Pages 271-282

      The Einstein-Hilbert Action on the Brane as the Effective Action

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      Chapter

      Pages 283-299

      On the Resolution of Time Problem in Quantum Gravity

  5. Beyond the Horizon

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      Chapter

      Pages 303-313

      The Landscape of Theoretical Physics: A Global View

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      Chapter

      Pages 315-337

      Nobody Really Understands Quantum Mechanics

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      Chapter

      Pages 339-352

      Final Discussion

  6. Back Matter

    Pages 347-371