Multiversal Journeys

Extra Dimensions in Space and Time

Authors: Bars, Itzhak, Terning, John

Editors: Nekoogar, Farzad (Ed.)

  • The aim is to continue to raise public awareness in the exciting field of theoretical physics
  • Covers the latest theories in theoretical physics and cosmology, at a level not weighed down by highly mathematical equations
  • Each chapter is written by a leading expert in the field of theoretical physics and cosmology who is presently researching and lecturing on the topics
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"…The Multiversal book series is equally unique, providing book-length extensions of the lectures with enough additional depth for those who truly want to explore these fields, while also providing the kind of clarity that is appropriate for interested lay people to grasp the general principles involved."

-Lawrence M. Krauss

 

The aim of this book is to continue to raise public awareness in the exciting field of theoretical physics and cosmology. It covers the latest theories at a level not weighed down by highly mathematical equations. Each chapter is written by a leading expert who is presently researching and lecturing on the topics.

Extra Dimensions in Space and Time has two main features that differentiate it from all other books written about the topic:

The first feature is the coverage of extra dimensions in time (Two-Time physics), which has not been covered in earlier books. All other books on the topic focus on extra spatial dimensions.

The second feature deals with level of presentation. The material is presented in a non-technical language followed by additional technical sections (in the form of appendices or footnotes) that explain the basic equations and formulas in the theories. This feature is very attractive to readers who want to learn more about the theories involved beyond the basic description for a layperson.

Topics Covered:

  • Structure of matter & fundamental forces
  • Einstein’s relativistic view of space-time
  • Equivalence Principle and General Relativity
  • Symmetry and perspective
  • Why higher space or time dimensions?
  • Extra space dimensions and String Theory
  • Einstein and the Fourth Dimension
  • Traditional Extra Dimensions
  • String Theory and Branes
  • Warped Extra Dimensions
  • How to Look For Extra Dimensions?
  • Extra Dimensions: The equations behind the words
  • Two Time Physics
  • Current status of 2T-Physics and future directions

Multiversal Journeys™ is a trademark of Farzad Nekoogar and Multiversal Journeys, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization.

About the authors

Professor John Terning - University of California, Davis

John Terning is Professor of Physics at University of California, Davis. He received his Ph.D. from University of Toronto and was a Postdoctoral Fellow at Yale University. He was also a researcher at Boston University, University of California, Berkeley and Harvard University. Professor Terning was a staff member at the Los Alamos National Laboratory. John Terning's research Interests include theoretical particle physics, electroweak symmetry breaking, supersymmetry, cosmology, extra dimensions, and AdS/CFT correspondence.

Professor Itzhak Bars, University of Southern California

Itzhak Bars is a Professor of Physics at the University of Southern California, Los Angeles. He received his Ph.D. from Yale University in 1971 and after postdoctoral research at the University of California at Berkeley he was appointed to the faculty of Stanford University in 1973. He returned to Yale University in 1975 as a faculty member
in the Physics Department, and after a decade he moved to the University of Southern California in 1984 to build a research group in High Energy Physics. He served as the director of the Caltech-USC Center for Theoretical Physics during 1999-2003. His visiting appointments include Harvard University, the Institute for Advanced Study in Princeton, and CERN in Geneva, Switzerland.

Professor Bars is a leading expert in symmetries in Physics, which he applies in much of his research on particle physics, field theory, string theory and mathematical physics in over 200 papers. He is the author of a book on "Quantum Mechanics" and co-editor of the books "Symmetry in Particle Physics" and "Strings '95, Future Perspectives in String Theory".  Some of his experimentally successful physics predictions include supersymmetry in large nuclei with even/odd numbers of nucleons, and the weak interaction contribution to the anomalous magnetic moment of the muon, in the context of the quantized Standard Model, that was confirmed after 30 years. His contributions to the mathematics of supersymmetry are extensively used in several branches of physics and mathematics.

His current interests include String Field Theory, and Two-Time Physics which he originated in 1998.  In 2006 he established that all the physics we know today, as embodied in principle in the Standard Model of Particles and Forces, is better described by a two-time field theory in 4 space and 2 time dimensions projected as a shadow on an emergent 3 space and 1 time dimensions. His honors include Fellow of the American Physical Society, the First Award in the Gravity Research Foundation essay contest (shared with Chris Pope), Outstanding Junior Investigator Award by the Department of Energy, and the A. P. Sloan Foundation Fellowship.

Reviews

From the reviews:

“Popular expositions of scientific topics have an important role in informing the general public of the nature/implications of current research. This is always a difficult task, especially for the highly abstract and very complicated topics addressed here. … Summing Up: Recommended. Upper-division undergraduates and graduate students.” (M. Coplan, Choice, Vol. 48 (2), October, 2010)

“The origin of this book lies in two public lectures given by the authors for a general public, under the auspices of multiversal journeys, a non-profit organization dedicated to disseminating knowledge on current theoretical physics to the general public. … It certainly is to be welcomed that leading theoretical physicists make an effort to communicate their research to the general public. This book demonstrates how to succeed in such an endeavour.” (Michael Kunzinger, Zentralblatt MATH, Vol. 1207, 2011)


Table of contents (13 chapters)

  • A First Look at the Known Universe

    Bars, Itzhak (et al.)

    Pages 7-12

  • Structure of Matter and Fundamental Forces

    Bars, Itzhak (et al.)

    Pages 13-27

  • What Is Space–Time?

    Bars, Itzhak (et al.)

    Pages 29-42

  • Symmetry and Perspective

    Bars, Itzhak (et al.)

    Pages 43-46

  • Why Higher Space or Time Dimensions?

    Bars, Itzhak (et al.)

    Pages 47-58

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eBook $99.00
price for USA (gross)
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  • ISBN 978-0-387-77638-5
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: PDF, EPUB
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $129.00
price for USA
valid through November 5, 2017
  • ISBN 978-0-387-77637-8
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
Softcover $129.00
price for USA
valid through November 5, 2017
  • ISBN 978-1-4614-2532-8
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Extra Dimensions in Space and Time
Authors
Editors
  • Farzad Nekoogar
Series Title
Multiversal Journeys
Copyright
2010
Publisher
Springer-Verlag New York
Copyright Holder
Springer-Verlag New York
eBook ISBN
978-0-387-77638-5
DOI
10.1007/978-0-387-77638-5
Hardcover ISBN
978-0-387-77637-8
Softcover ISBN
978-1-4614-2532-8
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XIV, 218
Number of Illustrations and Tables
78 b/w illustrations, 11 illustrations in colour
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