An Introduction to String Theory and D-Brane Dynamics by Richard J Szabo

By Richard J Szabo

This helpful ebook offers a brief creation to the rudiments of perturbative string conception and a close creation to the extra present subject of D-brane dynamics. The presentation is particularly pedagogical, with a lot of the technical element streamlined. The quick yet hugely coherent creation to the topic might be what distinguishes this publication from different string concept or D-brane books. the cloth is predicated on mini-courses brought through the writer at quite a few summer time colleges in theoretical excessive strength physics, so its real point has been effectively established.

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