A First Course in String Theory by Barton Zwiebach

By Barton Zwiebach

An available advent to thread conception, this e-book presents an in depth and self-contained demonstration of the most techniques concerned. the 1st half offers with simple principles, reviewing precise 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, besides a short advent to superstrings. the second one half starts off with a close learn of D-branes by way 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 perfect for a variety of scientists and mathematicians who're concerned with string thought.

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