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A Primer on String Theory

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A Primer on String Theory

A Primer on String Theory
Cambridge | English | July 2017 | ISBN-10: 1107160014 | 234 pages | PDF | 4.57 mb

by Volker Schomerus (Author)

Since its conception in the 1960s, string theory has been hailed as one of the most promising routes we have to unify quantum mechanics and general relativity. This book provides a concise introduction to string theory explaining central concepts, mathematical tools and covering recent developments in physics including compactifications and gauge/string dualities. With string theory being a multidisciplinary field interfacing with high energy physics, mathematics and quantum field theory, this book is ideal for both students with no previous knowledge of the field and scholars from other disciplines who are looking for an introduction to basic concepts.

Review
Advance praise: 'This book successfully captures the essence of string theory every theoretical physicist should know. I would like to use it in my next course on string theory at Caltech!' Hirosi Ooguri, California Institute of Technology

Advance praise: 'Systematic introduction to string theory that brings the reader to the forefront of modern developments in the field, written from entirely modern perspective. The book covers amazingly large amount of topics with due attention to detail and logical rigour. Perfect book for first reading in string theory that can be used as reference by its practitioners.' Konstantin Zarembo, Nordic Institute for Theoretical Physics