Basic Concepts of String Theory

  • Ralph Blumenhagen
  • Dieter Lüst
  • Stefan Theisen
Part of the Theoretical and Mathematical Physics book series (TMP)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xii
  2. Ralph Blumenhagen, Dieter Lüst, Stefan Theisen
    Pages 1-5
  3. Ralph Blumenhagen, Dieter Lüst, Stefan Theisen
    Pages 7-33
  4. Ralph Blumenhagen, Dieter Lüst, Stefan Theisen
    Pages 35-62
  5. Ralph Blumenhagen, Dieter Lüst, Stefan Theisen
    Pages 63-106
  6. Ralph Blumenhagen, Dieter Lüst, Stefan Theisen
    Pages 107-119
  7. Ralph Blumenhagen, Dieter Lüst, Stefan Theisen
    Pages 121-174
  8. Ralph Blumenhagen, Dieter Lüst, Stefan Theisen
    Pages 175-194
  9. Ralph Blumenhagen, Dieter Lüst, Stefan Theisen
    Pages 195-221
  10. Ralph Blumenhagen, Dieter Lüst, Stefan Theisen
    Pages 223-261
  11. Ralph Blumenhagen, Dieter Lüst, Stefan Theisen
    Pages 263-320
  12. Ralph Blumenhagen, Dieter Lüst, Stefan Theisen
    Pages 321-353
  13. Ralph Blumenhagen, Dieter Lüst, Stefan Theisen
    Pages 355-390
  14. Ralph Blumenhagen, Dieter Lüst, Stefan Theisen
    Pages 391-426
  15. Ralph Blumenhagen, Dieter Lüst, Stefan Theisen
    Pages 427-520
  16. Ralph Blumenhagen, Dieter Lüst, Stefan Theisen
    Pages 521-583
  17. Ralph Blumenhagen, Dieter Lüst, Stefan Theisen
    Pages 585-639
  18. Ralph Blumenhagen, Dieter Lüst, Stefan Theisen
    Pages 641-674
  19. Ralph Blumenhagen, Dieter Lüst, Stefan Theisen
    Pages 675-774
  20. Back Matter
    Pages 775-782

About this book

Introduction

The purpose of this book is to thoroughly prepare the reader for research in string theory. It is intended as a textbook in the sense that, starting from the basics, the material is presented in a pedagogical and self-contained fashion. The emphasis is on the world-sheet perspective of closed strings and of open strings ending on D-branes, where two-dimensional conformal field theory is the main tool. Compactifications of string theory, with and without fluxes, and string dualities are also discussed from the space-time point of view, i.e. in geometric language. End-of-chapter references have been added to guide the reader intending to pursue further studies or to start research in the topics covered by this book.

Keywords

BRST Quantization Conformal Field Theory String Compactification Schemes String Theory Textbook String-duality and M-Theory Superstrings

Authors and affiliations

  • Ralph Blumenhagen
    • 1
  • Dieter Lüst
    • 2
  • Stefan Theisen
    • 3
  1. 1.Werner-Heisenberg-InstitutMax-Planck-Institut für PhysikMünchenGermany
  2. 2., Department für PhysikLudwig-Maximilians Universität MünchenMünchenGermany
  3. 3.Albert-Einstein-InstitutMPl für GravitationsphysikGolmGermany

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-642-29497-6
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2013
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Physics and Astronomy
  • Print ISBN 978-3-642-29496-9
  • Online ISBN 978-3-642-29497-6
  • Series Print ISSN 1864-5879
  • Series Online ISSN 1864-5887
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