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Offline nndaia

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Superstring
« on: 21/07/2005 13:22:47 »
Could anyone, please, in layman's terms, explain the superstring theory to me? i can't find information anywhere; at least, not that I can understand.

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Re: Superstring
« Reply #1 on: 29/07/2005 19:47:06 »
The hard part about giving a layman's explanation of String Theory is that it's so darn complicated! It deals with quantum physics and the theory of relativity, and involves quite a lot of goofy math and mind stretching. The basic idea is that there are little loops (strings) that make up all matter. They are smaller than quarks and they vibrate at different frequencies, thereby creating different things (like quarks, and other nanoparticles). I think there's also something about them blip-ing in and out of existance, or something. Here's a link to an online tutorial that may help, or it might just confuse us all more.
http://www.sukidog.com/jpierre/strings/

And here's a link to a really good website by NOVA discussing strings and the book "The Elegant Universe," the most popular book on string theory at the moment.

http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/nova/elegant/

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Re: Superstring
« Reply #2 on: 22/02/2006 00:55:45 »
so who invented silly string?
anyone remember those fruit snack things..i think they were called "string-things"?
 

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Re: Superstring
« Reply #3 on: 24/02/2006 22:14:50 »
and what about cheese strings,they are dry and tasteless,bit like my jokes ha ha ha:D:D:D

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Re: Superstring
« Reply #4 on: 31/03/2006 01:26:08 »
And who invented the G-string? (No, it wasn't J S Bach!)

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Re: Superstring
« Reply #5 on: 31/03/2006 03:01:47 »
Au contrair.

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Re: Superstring
« Reply #6 on: 07/04/2006 20:46:48 »
That sound like major mass event :D

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Re: Superstring
« Reply #7 on: 16/04/2006 20:50:20 »
quote:
Originally posted by Evie


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