String Theory: Volume 2, Superstring Theory and Beyond

Author: Joseph Polchinski

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9781139457415

Category: Science

Page: N.A

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String Theory, first published in 1998, comprises two volumes which provide a comprehensive and pedagogic account of the subject. Volume 2 begins with an introduction to supersymmetric string theories and presents the important advances of recent years. The first three chapters introduce the type I, type II, and heterototic superstring theories and their interactions. The next two chapters present important recent discoveries about strongly coupled strings, beginning with a detailed treatment of D-branes and their dynamics, and covering string duality, M-theory, and black hole entropy. The final chapters are concerned with four-dimensional string theories, showing how some of the simplest string models connect with previous ideas for unifying the Standard Model. They collect many important results on world-sheet and spacetime symmetries. An appendix summarizes the necessary background on fermions and supersymmetry. An essential text and reference for graduate students and researchers interested in superstring theory.

String Theory: Volume 2, Superstring Theory and Beyond

Author: Joseph Polchinski

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780521672283

Category: Science

Page: 531

View: 7155

Volume 2: Superstring Theory and Beyond, begins with an introduction to supersymmetric string theories and goes on to a broad presentation of the important advances of recent years. The book first introduces the type I, type II, and heterotic superstring theories and their interactions. It then goes on to present important recent discoveries about strongly coupled strings, beginning with a detailed treatment of D-branes and their dynamics, and covering string duality, M-theory, and black hole entropy, and discusses many classic results in conformal field theory. The final four chapters are concerned with four-dimensional string theories, and have two goals: to show how some of the simplest string models connect with previous ideas for unifying the Standard Model; and to collect many important and beautiful general results on world-sheet and spacetime symmetries.

String Theory: Volume 1, An Introduction to the Bosonic String

Author: Joseph Polchinski

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9781139457408

Category: Science

Page: N.A

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String Theory comprises two volumes which give a comprehensive and pedagogic account of the subject. Volume 1, first published in 1998, provides a thorough introduction to the bosonic string. The first four chapters introduce the central ideas of string theory, the tools of conformal field theory and of the Polyakov path integral, and the covariant quantization of the string. The next three chapters treat string interactions: the general formalism, and detailed treatments of the tree level and one loop amplitudes. Chapter eight covers toroidal compactification and many important aspects of string physics, such as T-duality and D-branes. Chapter nine treats higher-order amplitudes, including an analysis of their finiteness and unitarity, and various nonperturbative ideas. An appendix giving a short course on path integral methods is included. This is an essential text and reference for graduate students and researchers interested in modern superstring theory.

Superstring Theory: Volume 2, Loop Amplitudes, Anomalies and Phenomenology

Author: Michael B Green,Michael B. Green,John H. Schwarz,Edward Witten

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521357531

Category: Science

Page: 614

View: 7162

A two-volume systematic exposition of superstring theory and its applications which presents many of the new mathematical tools that theoretical physicists are likely to need in coming years. This volume contains an introduction to superstrings

String Theory

Author: Joseph Gerard Polchinski

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780521672290

Category: Science

Page: N.A

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Available for the first time in paperback, String Theory comprises two volumes which present an up-to-date, comprehensive account of the subject. Volume 1, An Introduction to the Bosonic String, provides a thorough introduction to the bosonic string, based on the Polyakov path integral and conformal field theory. Volume 2, Superstring Theory and Beyond, begins with an introduction to supersymmetric string theories and progresses to a broad presentation of the important advances of recent years. Both volumes contain an annotated reference section, and a detailed glossary of important terms and concepts. Many exercises are included to re-inforce the text's main points as well as stimulate additional ideas. The volumes are an essential text/reference for graduate students and researchers in theoretical physics, particle physics and relativity.

Superstring Theory: Volume 1, Introduction

Author: Michael B Green,Michael B. Green,John H. Schwarz,Edward Witten

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521357524

Category: Science

Page: 484

View: 6761

A two-volume systematic exposition of superstring theory and its applications which presents many of the new mathematical tools that theoretical physicists are likely to need in coming years. This volume contains an introduction to superstrings

Inflation and String Theory

Author: Daniel Baumann,Liam McAllister

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 1107089697

Category: Science

Page: 393

View: 9769

This accessible volume provides a modern treatment of the cosmological and string-theoretic background necessary to understand inflation in string theory.

Von der Physik zur Metaphysik

Physikalische Vereinheitlichung und Stringansatz

Author: Reiner Hedrich

Publisher: Walter de Gruyter

ISBN: 3110323346

Category: Philosophy

Page: 394

View: 9314

Obwohl der Stringansatz als Versuch einer nomologisch vereinheitlichten Erfassung aller Wechselwirkungen, inklusive der Gravitation, schon über drei Jahrzehnte existiert, sind die ihm zugrundeliegenden physikalischen Prinzipien noch völlig unklar; und es gibt nicht die geringste empirisch überprüfbare, quantitative Vorhersage. Ohne empirische Daten, die mit den etablierten Theorien - quantenfeldtheoretischem Standardmodell und Allgemeiner Relativitätstheorie - unvereinbar wären, liefert nur die konzeptionelle Inkompatibilität beider, gemeinsam mit der Vereinheitlichungsidee, eine Motivation für den Stringansatz. Mit diesem droht jedoch die Physik, unter konsequenter Weiterführung ihrer bisher erfolgreichen Strategien, den methodologischen Rahmen der empirischen Wissenschaften zu überschreiten.

Das kleine Buch der Stringtheorie

Author: Steven S. Gubser

Publisher: Spektrum Akademischer Verlag

ISBN: 9783827428486

Category: Science

Page: 174

View: 2353

Das kleine Buch der Stringtheorie bietet eine knappe und unterhaltsame Einführung in eines der meistdiskutierten Gebiete der modernen Physik. Die Stringtheorie gilt als eine „Theorie für Alles“, mit der sich sämtliche Grundkräfte der Natur beschreiben lassen. Bisher allerdings konnte sie experimentell nicht bestätigt werden, und unter Physikern wird sie sehr kontrovers diskutiert. Dieses Buch gibt Ihnen die Gelegenheit, sich ein eigenes Bild zu machen!

Featured Reviews in Mathematical Reviews 1997-1999

With Selected Reviews of Classic Books and Papers from 1940-1969

Author: Donald G. Babbitt,Jane E. Kister

Publisher: American Mathematical Soc.

ISBN: 9780821896709

Category: Mathematics

Page: 541

View: 6696

This second volume of Featured Reviews makes available special detailed reviews of some of the most important mathematical articles and books published from 1997 through 1999. Also included are excellent reviews of several classic books and articles published prior to 1970. Among those reviews, for example, are the following: Homological Algebra by Henri Cartan and Samuel Eilenberg, reviewed by G. Hochschild; Faisceaux algebriques coherents by Jean-Pierre Serre, reviewed by C. Chevalley; and On the Theory of General Partial Differential Operators by Lars Hormander, reviewed by J. L. Lions. In particular, those seeking information on current developments outside their own area of expertise will find the volume very useful. By identifying some of the best publications, papers, and books that have had or are expected to have a significant impact in applied and pure mathematics, this volume will serve as a comprehensive guide to important new research across all fields covered by MR.

Is Science Nearing Its Limits?

Author: George Steiner,Emílio Rui Vilar

Publisher: Carcanet Press

ISBN: N.A

Category: Research

Page: 203

View: 8926

From ancient times, western civilization has been driven by a trust in scientific progress. Is Science Biology and biogenetics promise spectacular advances, mathematics unfolds new areas of understanding. This work explores some of the possible consequences for society and for the future of science itself."

Encyclopedia of mathematical physics

Author: Sheung Tsun Tsou

Publisher: Academic Pr

ISBN: 9780125126601

Category: Science

Page: 3500

View: 9938

The Encyclopedia of Mathematical Physics provides a complete resource for researchers, students and lecturers with an interest in mathematical physics. It enables readers to access basic information on topics peripheral to their own areas, to provide a repository of the core information in the area that can be used to refresh the researcher's own memory banks, and aid teachers in directing students to entries relevant to their course-work. The Encyclopedia does contain information that has been distilled, organised and presented as a complete reference tool to the user and a landmark to the body of knowledge that has accumulated in this domain. It also is a stimulus for new researchers working in mathematical physics or in areas using the methods originated from work in mathematical physics by providing them with focused high quality background information. * First comprehensive interdisciplinary coverage * Mathematical Physics explained to stimulate new developments and foster new applications of its methods to other fields * Written by an international group of experts * Contains several undergraduate-level introductory articles to facilitate acquisition of new expertise * Thematic index and extensive cross-referencing to provide easy access and quick search functionality * Also available online with active linking.

Basic Concepts of String Theory

Author: Ralph Blumenhagen,Dieter Lüst,Stefan Theisen

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 3642294960

Category: Science

Page: 784

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The purpose of this book is to thoroughly prepare the reader for research in string theory at an intermediate level. As such it is not a compendium of results but intended as textbook in the sense that most of the material is organized in a pedagogical and self-contained fashion. Beyond the basics, a number of more advanced topics are introduced, such as conformal field theory, superstrings and string dualities - the text does not cover applications to black hole physics and cosmology, nor strings theory at finite temperatures. End-of-chapter references have been added to guide the reader wishing to pursue further studies or to start research in well-defined topics covered by this book.

String Theory Inspired Deformations of Quantum Field Theories

Author: Dah-Wei Chiou

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category:

Page: 160

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In this dissertation, some extensions on field theories with deformations inspired by string theory are explored and their implications are investigated. These are: (i) noncommutative dipole field theory (DFT) and unitarity; (ii) three dimensional super Yang-Mills theory and mini-twistor string theory; (iii) massive super Yang-Mills theory and twistor string theory; and (iv) a deformation of twistor space and N = 4 super Yang-Mills theory with a chiral mass term.

XXXV Latin American School of Physics

Author: Roelof Bijker

Publisher: Amer Inst of Physics

ISBN: 9780735402287

Category: Education

Page: 373

View: 9129

An overview is presented of the current state-of-the-art on supersymmetries in different fields of physics, ranging from elementary particles, string theory and nuclear physics, to supersymmetric quantum mechanics and random matrix theory.

Die verborgene Wirklichkeit

Paralleluniversen und die Gesetze des Kosmos

Author: Brian Greene

Publisher: Siedler Verlag

ISBN: 3641082072

Category: Science

Page: 448

View: 8920

Wir sind nicht allein! - Brian Greene über unsere Doppelgänger im All In seinem neuen Buch macht sich Physiker und Bestsellerautor Brian Greene auf die Suche nach der »verborgenen Wirklichkeit« im Universum. Er zeigt, warum vieles dafür spricht, dass wir in den Weiten des Kosmos nicht allein sind, und er beschreibt, welchen Parallelwelten die Astrophysiker auf der Spur sind. Wie keinem Zweiten gelingt es ihm dabei, physikalische Spitzenforschung mit hohem Unterhaltungswert zu verbinden.

String Theory and Particle Physics

An Introduction to String Phenomenology

Author: Luis E. Ibáñez,Angel M. Uranga

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 0521517524

Category: Science

Page: 673

View: 4081

A systematic introduction to string phenomenology, outlining how string theory is connected to the real world of particle physics.