String theory demystified

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Trying to understand string theory but ending up with your brain in knots? Here's your lifeline! This straightforward guide explains the fundamental principles behind this cutting-edge concept.

String Theory Demystified elucidates the goal of the theory--to combine general relativity and quantum theory into a single, unified framework. You'll learn about classical strings, conformal field theory, quantization, compactification, and T duality. The book covers supersymmetry and superstrings, D-branes, the holographic principle, and cosmology. Hundreds of examples and illustrations make it easy to understand the material, and end-of-chapter quizzes and a final exam help reinforce learning.

This fast and easy guide offers:

  • Numerous figures to illustrate key concepts
  • Sample problems with worked solutions
  • Coverage of equations of motion, the energy-momentum tensor, and conserved currents
  • A discussion of the Randall-Sundrum model
  • A time-saving approach to performing better on an exam or at work

Simple enough for a beginner, but challenging enough for an advanced student, String Theory Demystified is your key to comprehending this theory of everything.

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table_of_contents Introduction -- The classical string I : equations of motion -- The classical string II : symmetries and worldsheet currents -- String quantization -- Conformal field theory part I -- BRST quantization -- RNS superstrings -- Compactification and T-duality -- Superstring theory continued -- A summary of superstring theory -- Type II string theories -- Heterotic string theory -- D-branes -- Black holes -- The holographic principle and AdS/CRT correspondance -- String theory and cosmology.
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