String Theory and M-Theory: A Modern Introduction / Edition 1

String Theory and M-Theory: A Modern Introduction / Edition 1

by John H. Schwarz, Melanie Becker, Katrin Becker
     
 

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ISBN-10: 0521860695

ISBN-13: 9780521860697

Pub. Date: 09/01/2007

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

String theory is one of the most exciting and challenging areas of modern theoretical physics. This book guides the reader from the basics of string theory to recent developments. It introduces the basics of perturbative string theory, world-sheet supersymmetry, space-time supersymmetry, conformal field theory and the heterotic string, before describing modern

Overview

String theory is one of the most exciting and challenging areas of modern theoretical physics. This book guides the reader from the basics of string theory to recent developments. It introduces the basics of perturbative string theory, world-sheet supersymmetry, space-time supersymmetry, conformal field theory and the heterotic string, before describing modern developments, including D-branes, string dualities and M-theory. It then covers string geometry and flux compactifications, applications to cosmology and particle physics, black holes in string theory and M-theory, and the microscopic origin of black-hole entropy. It concludes with Matrix theory, the AdS/CFT duality and its generalizations. This book is ideal for graduate students and researchers in modern string theory, and will make an excellent textbook for a one-year course on string theory. It contains over 120 exercises with solutions, and over 200 homework problems with solutions available on a password protected website for lecturers at www.cambridge.org/9780521860697.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780521860697
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
09/01/2007
Edition description:
First Edition
Pages:
756
Sales rank:
1,069,082
Product dimensions:
6.85(w) x 9.72(h) x 1.46(d)

Table of Contents

1. Introduction; 2. The bosonic string; 3. Conformal field theory and string interactions; 4. Strings with world-sheet supersymmetry; 5. Strings with space-time supersymmetry; 6. T-duality and D-branes; 7. The heterotic string; 8. M-theory and string duality; 9. String geometry; 10. Flux compactifications; 11. Black holes in string theory; 12. Gauge theory/string theory dualities; References; Index.

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