Synopses & Reviews
In recent years, superstring theory has emerged as a promising approach to reconciling general relativity with quantum mechanics and unifying the fundamental interactions. Problems that have seemed insuperable in previous approaches take on a totally new character in the context of superstring theory, and some of them have been overcome. Interest in the subject has greatly increased following a succession of exciting recent developments. This two-volume book attempts to meet the need for a systematic exposition of superstring theory and its applications accessible to as wide an audience as possible.
"...extremely useful to the beginning student..." Donald Marolf, University of California Santa Barbara, American Journal of Physics
This two-volume book attempts to meet the need for a systematic exposition of superstring theory and its applications accessible to as wide an audience as possible.
A systematic analysis of superstring theory and its applications is written for a wide audience's accessibility. Volume 1 provides a self contained introduction, beginning with an elementary treatment of the bosonic string. Volume 2 delves more deeply into topics of current interest and presents many topics from recent research papers.
Table of Contents
Preface; 1. Introduction; 2. Free bosonic strings; 3. Modern covariant quantization; 4. World-sheet supersymmetry in string theory; 5. Space-time supersymmetry in string theory; 6. Nonabelian gauge symmetry; 7. Tree amplitudes; Bibliography; Index.