Lecture Notes in Physics

Lectures on String Theory

Authors: Lüst, Dieter, Theisen, Stefan

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This book provides a self-contained introduction to string theory, at present one of the most exciting and fastest-growing areas in theoretical high-energy physics. Pedagogical in character, it introduces modern techniques and concepts, such as conformal and superconformal field theory, Kac-Moody algebras, etc., stressing their relevance and application to string theory rather than the formal aspects. The reader is led from a basic discussion of the classical bosonic string to the construction of four-dimensional heterotic string models, an area of current research. The so-called covariant lattice construction is discussed in detail. Being conceptually very simple, the book serves to exemplify the relevant features of other methods of arriving at four-dimensional string theories. It is also shown how one derives a low-energy field theory from string theory, thereby making contact with conventional point-particle physics.

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Lectures on String Theory
Authors
Series Title
Lecture Notes in Physics
Series Volume
346
Copyright
1989
Publisher
Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
Copyright Holder
Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
eBook ISBN
978-3-540-46857-8
DOI
10.1007/BFb0113507
Softcover ISBN
978-3-662-13743-7
Series ISSN
0075-8450
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
VII, 348
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