An Introduction to String Theory and D-brane Dynamics

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Imperial College Press, 2004 - Science - 128 pages
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This invaluable book provides a quick introduction to the rudiments of perturbative string theory and a detailed introduction to the more current topic of D-brane dynamics. The presentation is very pedagogical, with much of the technical detail streamlined. The rapid but highly coherent introduction to the subject is perhaps what distinguishes this book from other string theory or D-brane books. The material is based on mini-courses delivered by the author at various summer schools in theoretical high energy physics, so its actual level has been appropriately tested. Contents: A Brief History of String Theory; Classical String Theory; Quantization of the Bosonic String; Superstrings; RamondOCoRamond Charges and T-Duality; D-Branes and Gauge Theory; D-Brane Dynamics; RamondOCoRamond Couplings of D-Branes. Readership: Researchers and graduate students in high energy, mathematical and theoretical physics."
 

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Contents

Quantization of the Bosonic String
23
Superstrings
41
RamondRamond Charges and TDuality
61
DBranes and Gauge Theory
77
DBrane Dynamics
93
RamondRamond Couplings of DBranes
111
Index
125
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