Graduate Texts in Contemporary Physics

Strings, Conformal Fields, and M-Theory

Authors: Kaku, Michio

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String theory continues to progress at an astonishing rate, and this book brings the reader up to date with the latest developments and the most active areas of research in the field. Building on the foundations laid in his Introduction to Superstrings and M Theory, Professor Kaku discusses such topics as the classification of conformal string theories, knot theory, the Yang-Baxter relation, quantum groups, and the insights into 11-dimensional strings recently obtained from M-theory. New chapters discuss such topics as Seiberg- Witten theory, M theory and duality., and D-branes. Several chapters review the fundamentals of string theory, making the presentation of the material self-contained while keeping overlap with the earlier book to a minimum. This book conveys the vitality of the current research and places readers at its forefront.

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"...because of its wide range in topics, it becomes extremely handy as a 'reference manual'...Kaku's book covers most of the 'hot topics' from the period 1985 through 1996 in a concise but still quite complete way, it fulfills this task in a superb way." Physicalia

"¿ A comprehensive survey of essentially all recent research undertaken in string theory and related fields¿ the author¿s ability to present such an enormous variety of material is astonishing, resulting in a book that is up-to-date and thorough." Physics Today


Table of contents (15 chapters)

  • Introduction to Superstrings

    Kaku, Michio

    Pages 3-37

  • BPZ Bootstrap and Minimal Models

    Kaku, Michio

    Pages 38-68

  • WZW Model, Cosets, and Rational Conformal Field Theory

    Kaku, Michio

    Pages 69-95

  • Modular Invariance and the A—D—E Classification

    Kaku, Michio

    Pages 96-129

  • N=2 SUSY and Parafermions

    Kaku, Michio

    Pages 130-165

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Strings, Conformal Fields, and M-Theory
Authors
Series Title
Graduate Texts in Contemporary Physics
Copyright
2000
Publisher
Springer-Verlag New York
Copyright Holder
Springer Science+Business Media New York
eBook ISBN
978-1-4612-0503-6
DOI
10.1007/978-1-4612-0503-6
Hardcover ISBN
978-0-387-98892-4
Softcover ISBN
978-1-4612-6792-8
Series ISSN
0938-037X
Edition Number
2
Number of Pages
XV, 531
Topics