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Description - String Theory by Joseph Polchinski

Available for the first time in paperback String Theory comprises two volumes which provide an up-to-date, comprehensive and pedagogic account of the subject. Volume 2 begins with an introduction to supersymmetric string theories and presents the important advances of recent years. The first three chapters introduce the type I, type II, and heterototic superstring theories and their interactions. The next two chapters present important recent discoveries about strongly coupled strings, beginning with a detailed treatment of D-branes and their dynamics, and covering string duality, M-theory, and black hole entropy. The final chapters are concerned with four-dimensional string theories, showing how some of the simplest string models connect with previous ideas for unifying the Standard Model. They collect many important results on world-sheet and spacetime symmetries. An appendix summarizes the necessary background on fermions and supersymmetry. An essential text and reference for graduate students and researchers interested in modern superstring theory.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780521633048
ISBN-10: 0521633044
Format: Hardback
(247mm x 174mm x 36mm)
Pages: 552
Imprint: Cambridge University Press
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publish Date: 13-Oct-1998
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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String Theory by Joseph Polchinski
Hardback, October 1998
$220.50