String Theory Demystified
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.
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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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Equations of Motion
Symmetries 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 TDuality
Chapter 12 Heterotic String Theory
Chapter 13 DBranes
Chapter 14 Black Holes
Chapter 15 The Holographic Principle and AdSCFT Correspondence
Chapter 16 String Theory and Cosmology
Final Exam Solutions
Chapter 9 Superstring Theory Continued
Chapter 10 A Summary of Superstring Theory
Chapter 11 Type II String Theories