Strings, Conformal Fields, and M-Theory / Edition 2

Strings, Conformal Fields, and M-Theory / Edition 2

by Michio Kaku
     
 

ISBN-10: 0387988920

ISBN-13: 9780387988924

Pub. Date: 12/17/1999

Publisher: Springer New York

Building on the foundations laid in his Introduction to Superstrings and M Theory, Professor Kaku discusses such topics as the classification of conformal string theories, knot theory, the Yang-Baxter relation, quantum groups, and the insights into 11-dimensional strings recently obtained from M-theory. New chapters discuss such topics as Seiberg-Witten theory, M

Overview

Building on the foundations laid in his Introduction to Superstrings and M Theory, Professor Kaku discusses such topics as the classification of conformal string theories, knot theory, the Yang-Baxter relation, quantum groups, and the insights into 11-dimensional strings recently obtained from M-theory. New chapters discuss such topics as Seiberg-Witten theory, M theory and duality, and D-branes. Throughout, the author conveys the vitality of the current research and places readers at its forefront. Several chapters reviewing the fundamentals of string theory, making the presentation of the material self-contained while keeping overlap with the earlier book to a minimum.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780387988924
Publisher:
Springer New York
Publication date:
12/17/1999
Series:
Graduate Texts in Contemporary Physics Series
Edition description:
2nd ed. 2000
Pages:
531
Product dimensions:
6.10(w) x 9.25(h) x 0.36(d)

Table of Contents

I. Conformal Fields and Perturbation Theory: Introduction to Superstrings. BPZ Bootstrap and Minimal Models. WZW Model, Cosets, and Rational Conformal Field Theory. Modular Invariance and The A-D-E Classification. N=2 SUSY and Parafermions.- Yang-Baxter Relation. Towards A Classification of Conformal Field Theories. Knot Theory and Quantum Groups.- II. Nonperturbative Methods: String Field Theories. Nonpolynomial String Field Theory. 2D Gravity and Matrix Models. Topological Field Theory. Seiberg-Witten Theory. M Theory and Duality. D-Branes and CFT /ADS Duality.

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