Download A First Course in String Theory by Barton Zwiebach PDF

By Barton Zwiebach

ISBN-10: 0521831431

ISBN-13: 9780521831437

An available advent to thread thought, this ebook presents an in depth and self-contained demonstration of the most strategies concerned. the 1st half bargains with uncomplicated principles, reviewing specified relativity and electromagnetism whereas introducing the concept that of additional dimensions. D-branes and the classical dynamics of relativistic strings are mentioned subsequent, and the quantization of open and closed bosonic strings within the light-cone gauge, in addition to a short advent to superstrings. the second one half starts with an in depth research of D-branes by means of string thermodynamics. It discusses attainable actual functions, and covers T-duality of open and closed strings, electromagnetic fields on D-branes, Born/Infeld electrodynamics, covariant string quantization and string interactions. basically aimed as a textbook for complicated undergraduate and starting graduate classes, it is going to even be perfect for quite a lot of scientists and mathematicians who're concerned with string idea.

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