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The Resource Introduction to strings and branes, Peter West

Introduction to strings and branes, Peter West

Label
Introduction to strings and branes
Title
Introduction to strings and branes
Statement of responsibility
Peter West
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"Supersymmetry, strings and branes are believed to be the essential ingredients in a single unified consistent theory of physics. This book gives a detailed, step-by-step introduction to the theoretical foundations required for research in strings and branes. After a study of the different formulations of the bosonic and supersymmetric point particles, the classical and quantum bosonic and supersymmetric string theories are presented. This book includes accounts of brane dynamics and D-branes and the T, S and U duality symmetries of string theory. The historical derivation of string theory is given as well as the sum over the world-sheet approach to the interacting string. More advanced topics include string field theory and Kac-Moody symmetries. The book contains pedagogical accounts of conformal quantum field theory, supergravity theories, Clifford algebras and spinors, and Lie algebras. It is essential reading for graduate students and researchers wanting to learn strings and branes."--
Assigning source
Provided by publisher
Cataloging source
CDX
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
West, P. C.
Dewey number
539.7/258
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
QB351
LC item number
.F565 2012eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Superstring theories
  • Branes
  • Supersymmetry
  • SCIENCE
  • Branes
  • Superstring theories
  • Supersymmetry
  • Supersymmetrie
  • Superstringtheorie
  • Stringtheorie
Target audience
specialized
Label
Introduction to strings and branes, Peter West
Instantiates
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Conformal symmetry and string theory
  • String compactification and the heterotic string
  • The physical states and the no-ghost theorem
  • Gauge covariant string theory
  • Supergravity theories in four, ten, and eleven dimensions
  • Brane dynamics
  • D-branes
  • String theory and Lie algebras
  • Symmetries of string theory
  • String interactions
  • The point particle
  • The classical bosonic string
  • The quantum bosonic string
  • The light-cone approach
  • Clifford algebras and spinors
  • The classical superstring
  • The quantum superstring
  • Conformal symmetry and two-dimensional field theory
Control code
804038743
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xii, 709 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781139423588
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other control number
9786613840714
Other physical details
illustrations
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
cl0500000363
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)804038743
Label
Introduction to strings and branes, Peter West
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Conformal symmetry and string theory
  • String compactification and the heterotic string
  • The physical states and the no-ghost theorem
  • Gauge covariant string theory
  • Supergravity theories in four, ten, and eleven dimensions
  • Brane dynamics
  • D-branes
  • String theory and Lie algebras
  • Symmetries of string theory
  • String interactions
  • The point particle
  • The classical bosonic string
  • The quantum bosonic string
  • The light-cone approach
  • Clifford algebras and spinors
  • The classical superstring
  • The quantum superstring
  • Conformal symmetry and two-dimensional field theory
Control code
804038743
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xii, 709 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781139423588
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other control number
9786613840714
Other physical details
illustrations
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
cl0500000363
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)804038743

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