String theory and Mtheory : a modern introduction
 Author/Creator
 Becker, Katrin, 1967
 Language
 English.
 Imprint
 Cambridge : Cambridge University Press, 2007.
 Physical description
 xvi, 739 p. : ill. ; 25 cm.
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Contributors
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 Becker, Melanie.
 Schwarz, John H.
Contents/Summary
 Bibliography
 Includes bibliographical references and index.
 Contents

 1. Introduction 2. The bosonic string 3. Conformal field theory and string interactions 4. Strings with worldsheet supersymmetry 5. Strings with spacetime supersymmetry 6. Tduality and Dbranes 7. The heterotic string 8. Mtheory and string duality 9. String geometry 10. Flux compactifications 11. Black holes in string theory 12. Gauge theory/string theory dualities References Index.
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 Publisher's Summary
 String theory is one of the most exciting and challenging areas of modern theoretical physics. This book guides the reader from the basics of string theory to recent developments. It introduces the basics of perturbative string theory, worldsheet supersymmetry, spacetime supersymmetry, conformal field theory and the heterotic string, before describing modern developments, including Dbranes, string dualities and Mtheory. It then covers string geometry and flux compactifications, applications to cosmology and particle physics, black holes in string theory and Mtheory, and the microscopic origin of blackhole entropy. It concludes with Matrix theory, the AdS/CFT duality and its generalizations. This book is ideal for graduate students and researchers in modern string theory, and will make an excellent textbook for a oneyear course on string theory. It contains over 120 exercises with solutions, and over 200 homework problems with solutions available on a password protected website for lecturers at www.cambridge.org/9780521860697.
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 Publication date
 2007
 Responsibility
 Katrin Becker, Melanie Becker, John H. Schwarz.
 ISBN
 9780521860697
 0521860695