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Author Zwiebach, Barton, 1954-
Title A first course in string theory / Barton Zwiebach.
Imprint New York : Cambridge University Press, 2004.

Author Zwiebach, Barton, 1954-
Subject String models.
Nuclear reactions.
Description 1 online resource (xx, 558 pages) : illustrations
polychrome rdacc
Bibliography Note Includes bibliographical references and index.
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.
Note Print version record.
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.
ISBN 9780511211157
0511211155
9780521831437
0521831431
0511207573 (electronic bk. ; Adobe Reader)
9780511207570 (electronic bk. ; Adobe Reader)
9780511216527 (electronic bk.)
0511216521 (electronic bk.)
1283329255
9781283329255
0511211155
0521831431
OCLC # 560236176
Additional Format Print version: Zwiebach, Barton, 1954- First course in string theory. New York : Cambridge University Press, 2004 (DLC) 2003068835.


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