By Barton Zwiebach
An available creation to thread conception, this booklet offers a close and self-contained demonstration of the most techniques concerned. the 1st half offers with simple rules, reviewing detailed relativity and electromagnetism whereas introducing the concept that of additional dimensions. D-branes and the classical dynamics of relativistic strings are mentioned subsequent, and the quantization of open and closed bosonic strings within the light-cone gauge, in addition to a quick advent to superstrings. the second one half starts with a close learn of D-branes by means of string thermodynamics. It discusses attainable actual purposes, and covers T-duality of open and closed strings, electromagnetic fields on D-branes, Born/Infeld electrodynamics, covariant string quantization and string interactions. basically aimed as a textbook for complex undergraduate and starting graduate classes, it is going to even be excellent for a variety of scientists and mathematicians who're occupied with string concept.
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A First Course in String Theory by Barton Zwiebach