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.
Review
"This is clearly the book on string theory." American Mathematical Monthly
Review
"...a useful reference." Donald Marolf, University of California Santa Barbara, American Journal of Physics
Synopsis
This two-volume book attempts to fill the need for a systematic exposition of superstring theory and its applications accessible to as wide an audience as possible. Contains many topics from recent research papers, concerned largely with the evaluation of one-loop amplitudes, the study of anomalies, and phenomenology.
Synopsis
A two-volume systematic exposition of superstring theory and its applications which presents many of the new mathematical tools that theoretical physicists are likely to need in coming years. This volume focuses on phenomenology and the field theory of strings.
Table of Contents
Preface; 8. One-loop diagrams in the bosonic string theory; 9. One-loop diagrams in superstring theory; 10. The gauge anomaly in type I superstring theory; 11. Functional methods in the light-cone gauge; 12. Some differential geometry; 13. Low-energy effective action; 14. Compactification of higher dimensions; 15. Some algebraic geometry; 16. Models of low-energy supersymmetry; Bibliography; Index.