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Strings, conformal fields, and M-theory

Author: Michio Kaku
Publisher: New York : Springer, [2000] ©2000
Series: Graduate texts in contemporary physics.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 2nd edView all editions and formats
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"String theory (and its latest incarnation, M-theory) has advanced at an astonishing pace in the last decade, and this book aims to acquaint the reader with the most active topics of research in the field. Building on the foundations laid in his Introduction to Superstrings and M-Theory, Kaku discusses such topics as conformal field theory, knot theory, the Yang-Baxter relation, quantum groups, nonpolynomial string  Read more...
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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Michio Kaku
ISBN: 0387988920 9780387988924
OCLC Number: 41452560
Description: xv, 531 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm.
Contents: I. Conformal Field Theory and Perturbation Theory. 1. Introduction to Superstrings. 2. BPZ Bootstrap and Minimal Models. 3. WZW Model, Cosets, and Rational Conformal Field Theory. 4. Modular Invariance and the A-D-E Classification. 5. N = 2 SUSY and Parafermions. 6. Yang --
Baxter Relation. 7. Toward a Classification of Conformal Field Theories. 8. Knot Theory and Quantum Groups --
II. Nonperturbative Methods. 9. String Field Theory. 10. Nonpolynomial String Field Theory. 11. 2D Gravity and Matrix Models. 12. Topological Field Theory. 13. Seiberg --
Witten Theory. 14. M-Theory and Duality. 15. D-Branes and CFT/ADS Duality.
Series Title: Graduate texts in contemporary physics.
Responsibility: Michio Kaku.
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Building on the foundations laid in his Introduction to Superstrings and M Theory, Professor Kaku discusses such topics as the classification of conformal string theories, knot theory, the  Read more...

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