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A first course in string theory

Author: Barton Zwiebach
Publisher: Cambridge ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 2009.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 2nd edView all editions and formats
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An introduction to string theory, this book provides a detailed and self-contained demonstration of the main concepts involved.
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Genre/Form: Lehrbuch
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Barton Zwiebach
ISBN: 9780521880329 0521880327
OCLC Number: 263294922
Description: xxii, 673 pages : illustrations ; 26 cm
Contents: A brief introduction --
Special relativity and extra dimensions --
Electromagnetism and gravitation in various dimensions --
Nonrelativistic strings --
The relativistic point particle --
Relativistic strings --
String parameterization and classical motion --
World-sheet currents --
Light-cone relativistic strings --
Light-cone fields and particles --
The relativistic quantum point particle --
Relativistic quantum open strings --
Relativistic quantum closed strings --
A look at relativistic superstrings --
D-branes and gauge fields --
String charge and electric charge --
T-duality of closed strings --
T-duality of open strings --
Electromagnetic fields on D-branes --
Nonlinear and Born-Infeld electrodynamics --
String theory and particle physics --
String thermodynamics and black holes --
Strong interactions and Ads/CFT --
Covariant string quantization --
String interactions and Riemann surfaces --
Loop amplitudes in string theory.
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