D-Branes

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Overview

This book focuses on the technology of D-branes in Superstring and M-theory, presenting the main ideas and recent discoveries in a pedagogical manner. It will serve as an introduction to welcome and guide newcomers to this exciting field, and an indispensible reference for seasoned practitioners. The book starts by introducing the key features of string theory and the theoretical tools needed to get to grips with D-branes. It then builds up the subject in a logical way, discussing further aspects of string theory and advanced applications as the text progresses.

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"...the most up-to-date string text available. It is an excellent resource..." Donald Marolf, University of California Santa Barbara, American Journal of Physics

"D-Branes is an excellent complement to other existing texts on string theory..." Physics Today

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Meet the Author

Clifford V. Johnson obtained his BSc in physics at Imperial College, University of London, and his PhD in theoretical physics from the University of Southampton. He is currently Senior Lecturer in Theoretical Physics, Department of Mathematical Sciences, University of Durham, where he is part of the Centre for Particle Theory.

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Table of Contents

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Preface
1 Overview and overture 1
2 Relativistic strings 24
3 A closer look at the world-sheet 70
4 Strings on circles and T-duality 94
5 Background fields and world-volume actions 129
6 D-brane tension and boundary states 141
7 Supersymmetric strings 155
8 Supersymmetric strings and T-duality 192
9 World-volume curvature couplings 205
10 The geometry of D-branes 224
11 Multiple D-branes and bound states 249
12 Strong coupling and string duality 261
13 D-branes and geometry I 282
14 K3 orientifolds and compactification 322
15 D-branes and geometry II 345
16 Towards M- and F-theory 367
17 D-branes and black holes 409
18 D-branes, gravity and gauge theory 440
19 The holographic renormalisation group 467
20 Taking stock 504
References 510
Index 529
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