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An accessible introduction to string theory, this book provides a detailed and self-contained demonstration of the main concepts involved. The first part deals with basic ideas, reviewing special relativity and electromagnetism while introducing the concept of extra dimensions. D-branes and the classical dynamics of relativistic strings are discussed next, and the quantization of open and closed bosonic strings in the light-cone gauge, along with a brief introduction to superstrings. The second part begins with a detailed study of D-branes followed by string thermodynamics. It discusses possible physical applications, and covers T-duality of open and closed strings, electromagnetic fields on D-branes, Born/Infeld electrodynamics, covariant string quantization and string interactions. Primarily aimed as a textbook for advanced undergraduate and beginning graduate courses, it will also be ideal for a wide range of scientists and mathematicians who are curious about string theory.

Synopsis:

An accessible introduction to the subject of string theory, this book provides a detailed and self-contained demonstration of the main concepts. Ideal as a textbook for advanced undergraduate and beginning graduate courses; also of interest to a wide range of scientists and mathematicians from other fields.

Synopsis:

An accessible introduction to the string theory, this book provides a detailed and self-contained demonstration of the main concepts involved. It explains in detail the quantization of strings, extra dimensions, the properties of D-branes and string thermodynamics, with brief sections describing physical applications and recent developments. Primarily aimed as a textbook for advanced undergraduate and beginning graduate courses, it will also be ideal for a wide range of scientists and mathematicians who are curious about string theory.

Synopsis:

Accessible introduction to string theory for advanced undergraduate and graduate students.

Table of Contents

Part I. Basics: 1. A brief introduction; 2. Special relativity and extra dimensions; 3. Electromagnetism and gravitation; 4. Non-relativistic strings; 5. The relativistic point particle; 6. Relativistic strings; 7. String parameterization and motion; 8. World-sheet currents; 9. Light-cone relativistic strings; 10. Light-cone fields and particles; 11. Relativistic quantum particles; 12. Quantum open strings; 13. 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 electrodynamics; 21. Covariant string quantization; 22. Interactions and Riemann surfaces; 23. Loop amplitudes in string theory; References; Index.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780521831437
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Location:
Cambridge
Author:
Zwiebach, Barton
Subject:
Nuclear Physics
Subject:
Mathematical Physics
Subject:
String models
Edition Description:
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Series Volume:
348
Publication Date:
June 2004
Binding:
Hardcover
Grade Level:
College/higher education:
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
578
Dimensions:
9.98x6.86x1.27 in. 2.99 lbs.

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"Synopsis" by , An accessible introduction to the subject of string theory, this book provides a detailed and self-contained demonstration of the main concepts. Ideal as a textbook for advanced undergraduate and beginning graduate courses; also of interest to a wide range of scientists and mathematicians from other fields.
"Synopsis" by , An accessible introduction to the string theory, this book provides a detailed and self-contained demonstration of the main concepts involved. It explains in detail the quantization of strings, extra dimensions, the properties of D-branes and string thermodynamics, with brief sections describing physical applications and recent developments. Primarily aimed as a textbook for advanced undergraduate and beginning graduate courses, it will also be ideal for a wide range of scientists and mathematicians who are curious about string theory.
"Synopsis" by , Accessible introduction to string theory for advanced undergraduate and graduate students.
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