Graduate Texts in Contemporary Physics

Strings, Conformal Fields, and Topology

An Introduction

Authors: Kaku, Michio

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Following on the foundations laid in his earlier book "Introduction to Superstrings", Professor Kaku discusses such topics as the classification of conformal string theories, the non-polynomial closed string field theory, matrix models, and topological field theory. The presentation of the material is self-contained, and several chapters review material expounded in the earlier book. This book provides students with an understanding of the main areas of current progress in string theory, placing the reader at the forefront of current research.

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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 (14 chapters)

  • Introduction to Superstrings

    Kaku, Michio

    Pages 3-37

  • BPZ Bootstrap and Minimal Models

    Kaku, Michio

    Pages 38-69

  • WZW Model, Cosets, and Rational Conformal Field Theory

    Kaku, Michio

    Pages 70-97

  • Modular Invariance and the A—D—E Classification

    Kaku, Michio

    Pages 98-134

  • N=2 SUSY and Parafermions

    Kaku, Michio

    Pages 135-171

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Strings, Conformal Fields, and Topology
Book Subtitle
An Introduction
Authors
Series Title
Graduate Texts in Contemporary Physics
Copyright
1991
Publisher
Springer-Verlag New York
Copyright Holder
Springer-Verlag New York, Inc.
eBook ISBN
978-1-4684-0397-8
DOI
10.1007/978-1-4684-0397-8
Softcover ISBN
978-1-4684-0399-2
Series ISSN
0938-037X
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XIV, 535
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