Physics String Theory

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String Theory 3 As the search continues to explain the nature of the universe, scientists are trying to combine the two concepts that have governed the laws of physics that we apply to space and matter: general relativity and quantum mechanics. Physicists believe that by unifying these concepts, a universal equation can be formulated on to explain the universe on a fundamental level. This goal is known as the Theory of Everything. Quantum mechanics is the study of atoms; how they move and what their made of, and the fundamental particles that make up atoms. General relativity is the geometric theory of gravitation and the relationship between space and time. The gap is filled by String Theory. The theory suggests that vibrating string strings make up fundamental particles, particles that cannot be broken down, and different vibrating strings make up different particles. As these fundament particles emit vibrations, so does matter and the stretching of space The five different superstring theories are based on the nature of the string in 10 dimensions. The eleventh dimension, M- theory, is believed to unify the superstring theories. The controversy with this “unifying theory” is that there are no experimental predictions to support the claims. The race continues to answer the universal questions and as research continues string theory is the forerunner. String Theory 4 Bibliography 1. Wereothegreat. "String Theory in Less than Two Minutes - YouTube." YouTube - Broadcast Yourself. 29 Mar. 2009. Web. 14 Oct. 2011. . 2. Greene, Brian. "A Theory of Everything." NOVA. PBS, 28 Oct. 2003. Web. 14 Oct. 2011. . 3. Guijosa, Alberto. "What Is String Theory ?" Nuclecu.unam.mx. Princeton, 9 Sept. 2004. Web. 14 Oct. 2011. . String Theory 2 Abstract The string theory is a universal idea that unites general relativity and quantum mechanics. It suggests the
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