Basic Concepts of String Theory

Basic Concepts of String Theory


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Basic Concepts of String Theory by Ralph Blumenhagen, Dieter Lüst, Stefan Theisen

The purpose of this book is to thoroughly prepare the reader for research in string theory at an intermediate level. As such it is not a compendium of results but intended as textbook in the sense that most of the material is organized in a pedagogical and self-contained fashion.

Beyond the basics, a number of more advanced topics are introduced, such as conformal field theory, superstrings and string dualities - the text does not cover applications to black hole physics and cosmology, nor strings theory at finite temperatures.

End-of-chapter references have been added to guide the reader wishing to pursue further studies or to start research in well-defined topics covered by this book.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9783642429996
Publisher: Springer Berlin Heidelberg
Publication date: 11/09/2014
Series: Theoretical and Mathematical Physics
Edition description: 2013
Pages: 784
Product dimensions: 6.10(w) x 9.25(h) x 0.06(d)

About the Author

Stefan Theisen is also LNP series editor for many years
Ralph Blumenhagen has already published an LNP

Table of Contents

The Classical Bosonic String.- The Quantized Bosonic String.- Introduction to Conformal Field Theory.- Parametrization Ghosts and BRST Quantization.- String Perturbation Theory and One-Loop Amplitudes.- The Classical Fermionic String.- The Quantized Fermionic String.- Superstrings.- Toroidal Compactifications – 10-Dimensional Heterotic String.- Conformal Field Theory II: Lattices and Kac-Moody Algebras.- Conformal Field Theory III: Superconformal Field Theory.- Covariant Vertex Operators, BRST and Covariant Lattices.- String Compactifications.- CFTs for Type II and Heterotic String Vacua.- String Scattering Amplitudes and Low Energy Effective Field Theory.- Compactifications of the Type II Superstring With D-branes and Fluxes.- String Dualities and M-theory.

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