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Lectures on String Theory By Dieter Lust

Lectures on String Theory by Dieter Lust

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This book provides a self-contained introduction to string theory, at present one of the most exciting and fastest-growing areas in theoretical high-energy physics.

Lectures on String Theory Summary

Lectures on String Theory by Dieter Lust

This book provides a self-contained introduction to string theory, at present one of the most exciting and fastest-growing areas in theoretical high-energy physics. Pedagogical in character, it introduces modern techniques and concepts, such as conformal and superconformal field theory, Kac-Moody algebras, etc., stressing their relevance and application to string theory rather than the formal aspects. The reader is led from a basic discussion of the classical bosonic string to the construction of four-dimensional heterotic string models, an area of current research. The so-called covariant lattice construction is discussed in detail. Being conceptually very simple, the book serves to exemplify the relevant features of other methods of arriving at four-dimensional string theories. It is also shown how one derives a low-energy field theory from string theory, thereby making contact with conventional point-particle physics.

Table of Contents

The classical bosonic string.- The quantized bosonic string.- to conformal field theory.- Reparametrization ghosts and BRST quantization.- Global aspects of string perturbation theory and riemann surfaces.- The classical closed fermionic string.- The quantized closed fermionic string.- Spin structures and superstring partition function.- Toroidal compactification of the closed bosonic string - 10-dimensional heterotic string.- Conformal field theory II: Lattices and Kac-Moody algebras.- Conformal field theory III: Superconformal field theory.- Bosonization of the fermionic string - Covariant lattices.- Heterotic strings in ten and four dimensions.- Low energy field theory.

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NLS9783662137437
9783662137437
3662137437
Lectures on String Theory by Dieter Lust
New
Paperback
Springer-Verlag Berlin and Heidelberg GmbH & Co. KG
2013-12-04
348
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