Introduction to Superstrings and M-Theory

Introduction to Superstrings and M-Theory

Author: Michio Kaku

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 0387985891

Category: Science

Page: 620

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Called by some "the theory of everything," superstrings may solve a problem which has eluded physicists for the past 50 years -- the final unification of the two great theories of the twentieth century, general relativity and quantum field theory. This is a course-tested comprehensive introductory graduate text on superstrings which stresses the most current areas of interest, not covered in other presentation, including: string field theory, multi loops, Teichmueller spaces, conformal field theory, and four-dimensional strings. The book begins with a simple discussion of point particle theory, and uses the Feynman path integral technique to unify the presentation of superstrings. Prerequisites are an aquaintance with quantum mechanics and relativity. This second edition has been revised and updated throughout.

Introduction to Superstrings and M-Theory

Introduction to Superstrings and M-Theory

Author: Michio Kaku

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9781461205432

Category: Science

Page: 587

View: 502

Called by some "the theory of everything," superstrings may solve a problem which has eluded physicists for the past 50 years -- the final unification of the two great theories of the twentieth century, general relativity and quantum field theory. This is a course-tested comprehensive introductory graduate text on superstrings which stresses the most current areas of interest, not covered in other presentation, including: string field theory, multi loops, Teichmueller spaces, conformal field theory, and four-dimensional strings. The book begins with a simple discussion of point particle theory, and uses the Feynman path integral technique to unify the presentation of superstrings. Prerequisites are an aquaintance with quantum mechanics and relativity. This second edition has been revised and updated throughout.

Strings, Conformal Fields, and M-Theory

Strings, Conformal Fields, and M-Theory

Author: Michio Kaku

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9781461205036

Category: Science

Page: 531

View: 573

Building on the foundations laid in his Introduction to Superstrings and M Theory, Professor Kaku discusses such topics as the classification of conformal string theories, knot theory, the Yang-Baxter relation, quantum groups, and the insights into 11-dimensional strings recently obtained from M-theory. New chapters discuss such topics as Seiberg-Witten theory, M theory and duality, and D-branes. Throughout, the author conveys the vitality of the current research and places readers at its forefront. Several chapters reviewing the fundamentals of string theory, making the presentation of the material self-contained while keeping overlap with the earlier book to a minimum.

Introduction to Superstrings

Introduction to Superstrings

Author: Michio Kaku

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 0387967001

Category: Modèles des cordes vibrantes (Physique nucléaire)

Page: 568

View: 222

This comprehensive tutorial introduces the development of, and current trends in, superstring theory, a significant and still controversial attempt to unify general relativity and quantum field theory. Intended for graduate students with a year of quantum mechanics and familiarity with relativistic methods, the book makes these exciting developments available to physicists, mathematicians, and others for the first time in one volume. Stressing current areas of research activity, Introduction to Superstrings addresses all relevant topics including string field theory, multi-loops and TeichmA1/4ller spaces, conformal field theory, and four-dimensional superstrings. Professor Kaku is currently leading seminars in superstring theory at the Graduate Center of the City University of New York.

Strings, Conformal Fields, and Topology

Strings, Conformal Fields, and Topology

Author: Michio Kaku

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9781468403978

Category: Science

Page: 535

View: 432

Following on the foundations laid in his earlier book "Introduction to Superstrings", Professor Kaku discusses such topics as the classification of conformal string theories, the non-polynomial closed string field theory, matrix models, and topological field theory. The presentation of the material is self-contained, and several chapters review material expounded in the earlier book. This book provides students with an understanding of the main areas of current progress in string theory, placing the reader at the forefront of current research.

Superstring Theory: Volume 1, Introduction

Superstring Theory: Volume 1, Introduction

Author: Michael B. Green

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9781139537094

Category: Science

Page:

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Twenty-five years ago, Michael Green, John Schwarz, and Edward Witten wrote two volumes on string theory. Published during a period of rapid progress in this subject, these volumes were highly influential for a generation of students and researchers. Despite the immense progress that has been made in the field since then, the systematic exposition of the foundations of superstring theory presented in these volumes is just as relevant today as when first published. A self-contained introduction to superstrings, Volume 1 begins with an elementary treatment of the bosonic string, before describing the incorporation of additional degrees of freedom: fermionic degrees of freedom leading to supersymmetry and internal quantum numbers leading to gauge interactions. A detailed discussion of the evaluation of tree-approximation scattering amplitudes is also given. Featuring a new preface setting the work in context in light of recent advances, this book is invaluable for graduate students and researchers in general relativity and elementary particle theory.

Supersymmetric Gauge Field Theory and String Theory

Supersymmetric Gauge Field Theory and String Theory

Author: D. Bailin

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 1420050826

Category: Science

Page: 672

View: 994

Designed as a sequel to the authors' Introduction to Gauge Field Theory, Supersymmetric Gauge Field Theory and String Theory introduces first-year graduate students to supersymmetric theories, including supergravity and superstring theories. Starting with the necessary background in quantum field theory, the book covers the three key topics of high-energy physics. The emphasis is on practical calculations rather than abstract generalities or phenomenological results. Where possible, the authors show how to calculate, connecting the theoretical with the phenomenological. While the field continues to advance and grow, this book addresses the basic theory at the core and will likely remain relevant even if more advanced ideas change.

Strings, Conformal Fields, and M-Theory

Strings, Conformal Fields, and M-Theory

Author: Michio Kaku

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 1461267927

Category: Science

Page: 531

View: 893

Building on the foundations laid in his Introduction to Superstrings and M Theory, Professor Kaku discusses such topics as the classification of conformal string theories, knot theory, the Yang-Baxter relation, quantum groups, and the insights into 11-dimensional strings recently obtained from M-theory. New chapters discuss such topics as Seiberg-Witten theory, M theory and duality, and D-branes. Throughout, the author conveys the vitality of the current research and places readers at its forefront. Several chapters reviewing the fundamentals of string theory, making the presentation of the material self-contained while keeping overlap with the earlier book to a minimum.

Inflation and String Theory

Inflation and String Theory

Author: Daniel Baumann

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9781107089693

Category: Science

Page: 395

View: 540

This accessible volume provides a modern treatment of the cosmological and string-theoretic background necessary to understand inflation in string theory.