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String Theory and M-Theory

By Katrin Becker; Melanie Becker; John H. Schwarz

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String theory is one of the most exciting and challenging areas of modern theoretical physics. This book guides the reader from the basics of string theory to recent developments. It introduces the basics of perturbative string theory, world-sheet supersymmetry, space-time supersymmetry, conformal field theory and the heterotic string, before describing modern developments, including D-branes, string dualities and M-theory. It then covers string geometry and flux compactifications, applications to cosmology and particle physics, black holes in string theory and M-theory, and the microscopic origin of black-hole entropy. It concludes with Matrix theory, the AdS/CFT duality and its generalizations. This book is ideal for graduate students and researchers in modern string theory, and will make an excellent textbook for a one-year course on string theory. It contains over 120 exercises with solutions, and over 200 homework problems with solutions available on a password protected website for lecturers at www.cambridge.org/9780521860697.

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

String Theory and M-Theory
A Modern Introduction
1st edition
Publisher: Cambridge University Press 12/7/06
Imprint: Cambridge University Press
Language: English

ISBN 10: 1139637363
ISBN 13: 9781139637367
Print ISBN: 9780521860697

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