A First Course in String Theory

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A First Course in String Theory

By Barton Zwiebach

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String theory made understandable. Barton Zwiebach is once again faithful to his goal of making string theory accessible to undergraduates. He presents the main concepts of string theory in a concrete and physical way to develop intuition before formalism, often through simplified and illustrative examples. Complete and thorough in its coverage, this new edition now includes AdS/CFT correspondence and introduces superstrings. It is perfectly suited to introductory courses in string theory for students with a background in mathematics and physics. New sections cover strings on orbifolds, cosmic strings, moduli stabilization, and the string theory landscape. Now with almost 300 problems and exercises, with password-protected solutions for instructors at www.cambridge.org/zwiebach.

Subject: Physical & Earth Sciences -> Physics -> Mathematical Physics

A First Course in String Theory
2nd edition
Publisher: Cambridge University Press 1/22/09
Imprint: Cambridge University Press
Language: English

ISBN 10: 1139637649
ISBN 13: 9781139637640
Print ISBN: 9780521880329

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