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A first course in string theory

Author: Barton Zwiebach
Publisher: Cambridge, UK ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 2004.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Accessible introduction to string theory for advanced undergraduate and graduate students.

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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Barton Zwiebach
ISBN: 0521831431 9780521831437
OCLC Number: 58568857
Description: xx, 558 pages : illustrations ; 26 cm
Contents: Part I. Basics. 1. A brief introduction --
2. Special relativity and extra dimensions --
3. Electromagnetism and gravitation in various dimensions --
4. Nonrelativistic strings --
5. The relativistic point particle --
6. Relativistic strings --
7. String parameterization and classical motion --
8. World-sheet currents --
9. Light-cone relativistic strings --
10. Light-cone fields and particles --
11. The relativistic quantum point particle --
12. Relativistic quantum open strings --
13. Relativistic quantum closed strings --
Part II. Developments. 14. D-branes and gauge fields --
15. String charge, electric charge, and particle physics --
16. String thermodynamics and black holes --
17. T-duality of closed strings --
18. T-duality of open strings --
19. Electromagnetic fields on D-branes --
20. Nonlinear and Born-Infeld electrodynamics --
21. Covariant string quantization --
22. String interactions and Riemann surfaces --
23. Loop amplitudes in string theory.
Responsibility: Barton Zwiebach.
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