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Strings, Conformal Fields, and M-Theory
     

Strings, Conformal Fields, and M-Theory

by Michio Kaku
 

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

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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.

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"...because of its wide range in topics, it becomes extremely handy as a 'reference manual'...Kaku's book covers most of the 'hot topics' from the period 1985 through 1996 in a concise but still quite complete way, it fulfills this task in a superb way." Physicalia

"...A comprehensive survey of essentially all recent research undertaken in string theory and related fields' the author's ability to present such an enormous variety of material is astonishing, resulting in a book that is up-to-date and thorough." Physics Today

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781461267928
Publisher:
Springer New York
Publication date:
10/28/2012
Series:
Graduate Texts in Contemporary Physics Series
Edition description:
2nd ed. 2000. Softcover reprint of the original 2nd ed. 2000
Pages:
531
Product dimensions:
6.14(w) x 9.21(h) x 1.12(d)

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