Strings, Conformal Fields, and Topology

An Introduction

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ISBN: 978-1-4684-0399-2 (Print) 978-1-4684-0397-8 (Online)

Table of contents (14 chapters)

  1. Front Matter

    Pages i-xiv

  2. Conformal Field Theory and Pertubation Theory

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 1-1

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      Pages 3-37

      Introduction to Superstrings

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      Pages 38-69

      BPZ Bootstrap and Minimal Models

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      Pages 70-97

      WZW Model, Cosets, and Rational Conformal Field Theory

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      Pages 98-134

      Modular Invariance and the A—D—E Classification

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      Pages 135-171

      N=2 SUSY and Parafermions

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      Pages 172-202

      Yang—Baxter Relation

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      Pages 203-238

      Towards a Classification of Conformal Field Theories

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      Pages 239-281

      Knot Theory and Quantum Groups

  3. Nonperturbative Methods

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 283-283

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      Pages 285-314

      Beyond the Planck Length

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      Pages 315-353

      String Field Theory

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      Pages 354-388

      Nonpolynomial String Field Theory

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      Pages 389-427

      Geometric String Field Theory

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      Pages 428-468

      2D Gravity and Matrix Models

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      Pages 469-513

      Topological Field Theory

  4. Back Matter

    Pages 514-535