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Five-dimensional physics [electronic resource] : classical and quantum consequences of Kaluza-Klein cosmology / Paul S. Wesson.

Author/Creator:
Wesson, Paul S.
Publication:
Hackensack, N.J. : World Scientific, c2006.
Format/Description:
Book
1 online resource (x, 222 p.)
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Subjects:
Embeddings (Mathematics).
Kaluza-Klein theories.
Mathematical physics.
Quantum field theory.
Form/Genre:
Electronic books.
Language:
English
Contents:
Preface
1. Higher-dimensional physics. 1.1. Introduction. 1.2. Dimensions then and now. 1.3. Higher-dimensional theories. 1.4. Field equations in N[symbol]4 dimensions. 1.5. A primer on Campbell's theorem. 1.6. Conclusion
2. The big bang revisited. 2.1. Introduction. 2.2. Flat 5D universes. 2.3. The singularity as a shock wave. 2.4. A bounce instead of a bang. 2.5. The universe as a 5D black hole. 2.6. Conclusion
3. Paths in hyperspace. 3.1. Introduction. 3.2. Dynamics in spacetime. 3.3. Fifth force from fifth dimension. 3.4. Null paths and two times. 3.5. The equivalence principle as a symmetry. 3.6. Particle masses and vacua. 3.7. Conclusion
4. Quantum consequences. 4.1. Introduction. 4.2. 4D uncertainty from 5D determinism. 4.3. Is mass quantized? 4.4. The Klein-Gordon and Dirac equations. 4.5. Gauges and spins. 4.6. Particles and waves: a rapprochement. 4.7. Conclusion
5. The cosmological "constant" and vacuum. 5.1. Introduction. 5.2. The 5D cosmological "constant" 5.3. Astrophysical consequences. 5.4. Vacuum instability. 5.5. Mach's principle anew. 5.6. Conclusion
6. Embeddings in N[symbol]5 dimensions. 6.1. Introduction. 6.2. Embeddings and physics. 6.3. The algebra of embeddings. 6.4. The Campbell-Magaard theorem. 6.5. Induced-matter theory. 6.6. Membrane theory. 6.7. Conclusion
7. Perspectives in physics.
Notes:
Electronic reproduction. Askews and Holts. Mode of access: World Wide Web.
Bibliographic Level Mode of Issuance: Monograph
Includes bibliographical references and index.
ISBN:
1-281-37897-6
9786611378974
981-277-423-8
OCLC:
847201098