String Theory and M-Theory: A Modern Introduction (Hardcover)

Katrin Becker, Melanie Becker, John H. Schwarz

  • 出版商: Cambridge
  • 出版日期: 2006-07-12
  • 售價: $1,280
  • 貴賓價: 9.8$1,254
  • 語言: 英文
  • 頁數: 739
  • 裝訂: Hardcover
  • ISBN: 0521860695
  • ISBN-13: 9780521860697

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String theory is one of the most exciting and challenging areas of modern theoretical physics. This book guides the reader from the basics of string theory to recent developments. It introduces the basics of perturbative string theory, world-sheet supersymmetry, space-time supersymmetry, conformal field theory and the heterotic string, before describing modern developments, including D-branes, string dualities and M-theory. It then covers string geometry and flux compactifications, applications to cosmology and particle physics, black holes in string theory and M-theory, and the microscopic origin of black-hole entropy. It concludes with Matrix theory, the AdS/CFT duality and its generalizations. This book is ideal for graduate students and researchers in modern string theory, and will make an excellent textbook for a one-year course on string theory. It contains over 120 exercises with solutions, and over 200 homework problems with solutions available on a password protected website for lecturers at www.cambridge.org/9780521860697.

• Comprehensive coverage of topics from basics of string theory to recent developments

 • Ideal textbook for a one-year course in string theory

 • Includes over 100 exercises with solutions

 • Contains over 200 homework problems with solutions available to lecturers on-line


 

Table of Contents

1. Introduction; 2. The bosonic string; 3. Conformal field theory and string interactions; 4. Strings with world-sheet supersymmetry; 5. Strings with space-time supersymmetry; 6. T-duality and D-branes; 7. The heterotic string; 8. M-theory and string duality; 9. String geometry; 10. Flux compactifications; 11. Black holes in string theory; 12. Gauge theory/string theory dualities; References; Index.