Superworlds/hyperworlds

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Some simple exercises are carried out which clarify the physics of a 5-dimensional world in which one dimension is curled up to a radius R. A technical problem necessary to generalize this discussion to d dimensions is considered - the determination of the sizes of spinors in higher dimensions. The origin of eigenmodes of a higher-dimensional field with exactly zero energy is explored, using as examples conventional models of field theory. General relativity is then reviewed, formulated as a gauge theory. The conditions for the appearance of zero modes in space-time geometries with compactified dimensions are discussed. The physics of ... continued below

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Peskin, M.E. March 1, 1986.

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Some simple exercises are carried out which clarify the physics of a 5-dimensional world in which one dimension is curled up to a radius R. A technical problem necessary to generalize this discussion to d dimensions is considered - the determination of the sizes of spinors in higher dimensions. The origin of eigenmodes of a higher-dimensional field with exactly zero energy is explored, using as examples conventional models of field theory. General relativity is then reviewed, formulated as a gauge theory. The conditions for the appearance of zero modes in space-time geometries with compactified dimensions are discussed. The physics of these zero modes are illustrated in a series of examples ranging from the original construction of Kaluza and Klein to the superstring theory. 28 refs., 18 figs. (LEW)

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NTIS, PC A03/MF A01; 1.

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  • 14. SLAC summer institute on particle physics, Stanford, CA, USA, 28 Jul 1986

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  • Other: DE86009780
  • Report No.: SLAC-PUB-3909
  • Report No.: CONF-860736-4
  • Grant Number: AC03-76SF00515
  • DOI: 10.2172/5842062 | External Link
  • Office of Scientific & Technical Information Report Number: 5842062
  • Archival Resource Key: ark:/67531/metadc1101204

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Peskin, M.E. Superworlds/hyperworlds, report, March 1, 1986; Menlo Park, California. (https://digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc1101204/: accessed March 21, 2019), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, https://digital.library.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Government Documents Department.