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String Theory Demystified By David McMahon

String Theory Demystified
by David McMahon

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Elucidates the highly mathematical, complex, and difficult to learn topic of string theory in the DeMYSTiFied way, with loads of examples, solved equations, and step-by-step guidance.
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String Theory Demystified by David McMahon

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Trying to understand string theory but ending up with your brain in knots? Here's your lifeline! This straightforward guide explains the fundamental principles behind this cutting-edge concept.

String Theory Demystified elucidates the goal of the theory--to combine general relativity and quantum theory into a single, unified framework. You'll learn about classical strings, conformal field theory, quantization, compactification, and T duality. The book covers supersymmetry and superstrings, D-branes, the holographic principle, and cosmology. Hundreds of examples and illustrations make it easy to understand the material, and end-of-chapter quizzes and a final exam help reinforce learning.

This fast and easy guide offers:

  • Numerous figures to illustrate key concepts
  • Sample problems with worked solutions
  • Coverage of equations of motion, the energy-momentum tensor, and conserved currents
  • A discussion of the Randall-Sundrum model
  • A time-saving approach to performing better on an exam or at work

Simple enough for a beginner, but challenging enough for an advanced student, String Theory Demystified is your key to comprehending this theory of everything.

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About David McMahon

David McMahon is a Microsoft Certified Visual Basic developer. He writes object-oriented software and hardware drivers for Windows NT and 95/98 using Visual Basic and Visual C++. He is also a Microsoft Certification instructor for Visual Basic and Microsoft Access.

Table of Contents

Chapter 1: Introduction
Chapter 2: The Classical String I: Equations of Motion
Chapter 3: The Classical String II: Symmetrics and Worldsheet Currents
Chapter 4: String Quantization
Chapter 5: Conformal Field Theory Part I
Chapter 6: BRST Quantization
Chapter 7: RNS Superstrings
Chapter 8: Compactification and T-Duality
Chapter 9: Superstring Theory Continued
Chapter 10: A Summary of Superstring Theory
Chapter 11: Type II String Theories
Chapter 12: Heterotic String Theory
Chapter 13: D-Branes
Chapter 14: Black Holes
Chapter 15: The Holographic Principle and AdS/CFT Correspondence
Chapter 16: String Theory and Cosmology
Final Exam
Quiz Solutions
Final Exam Solutions

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String Theory Demystified by David McMahon
David McMahon
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