# String Theory Demystified

McGraw Hill Professional, Aug 31, 2008 - Technology & Engineering - 350 pages

UNRAVEL the mystery of STRING THEORY

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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### Contents

 Chapter 1 Introduction 1 Equations of Motion 21 Symmetries and Worldsheet Currents 51 Chapter 4 String Quantization 69 Chapter 5 Conformal Field Theory Part I 89 Chapter 6 BRST Quantization 115 Chapter 7 RNS Superstrings 127 Chapter 8 Compactification and TDuality 153
 Chapter 12 Heterotic String Theory 207 Chapter 13 DBranes 221 Chapter 14 Black Holes 239 Chapter 15 The Holographic Principle and AdSCFT Correspondence 255 Chapter 16 String Theory and Cosmology 265 Final Exam 279 Quiz Solutions 285 Final Exam Solutions 291

 Chapter 9 Superstring Theory Continued 167 Chapter 10 A Summary of Superstring Theory 187 Chapter 11 Type II String Theories 195