By Barton Zwiebach

An obtainable advent to thread concept, this ebook offers a close and self-contained demonstration of the most options concerned. the 1st half bargains with uncomplicated principles, reviewing specific 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 quick advent to superstrings. the second one half starts with a close examine 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. essentially aimed as a textbook for complicated undergraduate and starting graduate classes, it's going to even be excellent for quite a lot of scientists and mathematicians who're enthusiastic about string idea.

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