Strings, Conformal Fields, and Topology

An Introduction

  • Michio Kaku

Part of the Graduate Texts in Contemporary Physics book series (GTCP)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiv
  2. Conformal Field Theory and Pertubation Theory

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Michio Kaku
      Pages 3-37
    3. Michio Kaku
      Pages 38-69
    4. Michio Kaku
      Pages 135-171
    5. Michio Kaku
      Pages 172-202
    6. Michio Kaku
      Pages 239-281
  3. Nonperturbative Methods

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 283-283
    2. Michio Kaku
      Pages 285-314
    3. Michio Kaku
      Pages 315-353
    4. Michio Kaku
      Pages 354-388
    5. Michio Kaku
      Pages 389-427
    6. Michio Kaku
      Pages 428-468
    7. Michio Kaku
      Pages 469-513
  4. Back Matter
    Pages 514-535

About this book


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.


Boson Compactification Knot invariant Knot theory Potential Renormalization group field theory invariant phase transition quantization quantum field theory reflection statistical mechanics supersymmetry topology

Authors and affiliations

  • Michio Kaku
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of PhysicsCity College of the City University of New YorkNew YorkUSA

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag New York 1991
  • Publisher Name Springer, New York, NY
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-1-4684-0399-2
  • Online ISBN 978-1-4684-0397-8
  • Series Print ISSN 0938-037X
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