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A first course in string theory, Barton Zwiebach

Label
A first course in string theory
Title
A first course in string theory
Statement of responsibility
Barton Zwiebach
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
An accessible introduction to string theory, this book provides a detailed and self-contained demonstration of the main concepts involved. The first part deals with basic ideas, reviewing special relativity and electromagnetism while introducing the concept of extra dimensions. D-branes and the classical dynamics of relativistic strings are discussed next, and the quantization of open and closed bosonic strings in the light-cone gauge, along with a brief introduction to superstrings. The second part begins with a detailed study of D-branes followed by string thermodynamics. It discusses possible physical applications, and covers T-duality of open and closed strings, electromagnetic fields on D-branes, Born-Infeld electrodynamics, covariant string quantization and string interactions. Primarily aimed as a textbook for advanced undergraduate and beginning graduate courses, it will also be ideal for a wide range of scientists and mathematicians who are curious about string theory
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1954-
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Zwiebach, Barton
Dewey number
530.14
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
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  • String models
  • Nuclear reactions
Label
A first course in string theory, Barton Zwiebach
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Color
multicolored
Contents
Part I. Basics. 1. A brief introduction ; 2. Special relativity and extra dimensions ; 3. Electromagnetism and gravitation in various dimensions ; 4. Nonrelativistic strings ; 5. The relativistic point particle ; 6. Relativistic strings ; 7. String parameterization and classical motion ; 8. World-sheet currents ; 9. Light-cone relativistic strings ; 10. Light-cone fields and particles ; 11. The relativistic quantum point particle ; 12. Relativistic quantum open strings ; 13. Relativistic quantum closed strings -- Part II. Developments. 14. D-branes and gauge fields ; 15. String charge, electric charge, and particle physics ; 16. String thermodynamics and black holes ; 17. T-duality of closed strings ; 18. T-duality of open strings ; 19. Electromagnetic fields on D-branes ; 20. Nonlinear and Born-Infeld electrodynamics ; 21. Covariant string quantization ; 22. String interactions and Riemann surfaces ; 23. Loop amplitudes in string theory
Control code
ocn560236176
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xx, 558 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780511207570
Note
eBooks on EBSCOhost
Other physical details
illustrations
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)560236176
Label
A first course in string theory, Barton Zwiebach
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Color
multicolored
Contents
Part I. Basics. 1. A brief introduction ; 2. Special relativity and extra dimensions ; 3. Electromagnetism and gravitation in various dimensions ; 4. Nonrelativistic strings ; 5. The relativistic point particle ; 6. Relativistic strings ; 7. String parameterization and classical motion ; 8. World-sheet currents ; 9. Light-cone relativistic strings ; 10. Light-cone fields and particles ; 11. The relativistic quantum point particle ; 12. Relativistic quantum open strings ; 13. Relativistic quantum closed strings -- Part II. Developments. 14. D-branes and gauge fields ; 15. String charge, electric charge, and particle physics ; 16. String thermodynamics and black holes ; 17. T-duality of closed strings ; 18. T-duality of open strings ; 19. Electromagnetic fields on D-branes ; 20. Nonlinear and Born-Infeld electrodynamics ; 21. Covariant string quantization ; 22. String interactions and Riemann surfaces ; 23. Loop amplitudes in string theory
Control code
ocn560236176
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xx, 558 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780511207570
Note
eBooks on EBSCOhost
Other physical details
illustrations
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)560236176

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