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Principles of String Theory

  • Lars Brink
  • Marc Henneaux

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiii
  2. Lectures on Superstrings

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Lars Brink, Marc Henneaux
      Pages 3-7
    3. Lars Brink, Marc Henneaux
      Pages 9-19
    4. Lars Brink, Marc Henneaux
      Pages 21-29
    5. Lars Brink, Marc Henneaux
      Pages 31-40
    6. Lars Brink, Marc Henneaux
      Pages 41-47
    7. Lars Brink, Marc Henneaux
      Pages 49-59
    8. Lars Brink, Marc Henneaux
      Pages 61-68
    9. Lars Brink, Marc Henneaux
      Pages 69-75
    10. Lars Brink, Marc Henneaux
      Pages 83-85
    11. Back Matter
      Pages 87-91
  3. Lectures on String Theory with Emphasis on Hamiltonian and BRST Methods

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 93-93
    2. Lars Brink, Marc Henneaux
      Pages 95-96
    3. Lars Brink, Marc Henneaux
      Pages 97-149
    4. Lars Brink, Marc Henneaux
      Pages 151-200
    5. Lars Brink, Marc Henneaux
      Pages 201-216
    6. Lars Brink, Marc Henneaux
      Pages 217-236
    7. Lars Brink, Marc Henneaux
      Pages 237-272
    8. Lars Brink, Marc Henneaux
      Pages 273-273
  4. Back Matter
    Pages 275-297

About this book

Introduction

The almost irresistible beauty of string theory has seduced many theoretical physicists in recent years. Even hardened men have been swept away by what they can already see and by the promise of even more. It would appear fair to say that it is not yet clear what form the theory will finally take and in what precise way it will relate to the physical world. However, it would seem equally fair to state that, most likely, strings are here to stay and will playa profound and central role in our conception of the universe. There is therefore a pressing need to provide both practicing physicists and advanced students with ways to master quickly, but soundly, the basic principles of the theory. The present volume is a step in that direction. It contains a lucid presentation of the basic principles of string theory in forms which may survive future developments. The book is an outgrowth of lectures given by Lars Brink and Marc Henneaux at the Centro de Estudios Cientificos de Santiago. The lectures covered in a self-contained manner different but complementary aspects of the foundations of string theory.

Keywords

Hamiltonian Universe development field theory gauge transformation growth invariant quantization quantum theory solution string theory supersymmetry

Authors and affiliations

  • Lars Brink
    • 1
    • 2
  • Marc Henneaux
    • 3
    • 4
  1. 1.Chalmers University of TechnologyGöteborgSweden
  2. 2.University of GöteborgGöteborgSweden
  3. 3.Université Libre de BruxellesBrusselsBelgium
  4. 4.Centro de Estudios Cientificos de SantiagoSantiagoChile

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-1-4613-0909-3
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag US 1988
  • Publisher Name Springer, Boston, MA
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-1-4612-8240-2
  • Online ISBN 978-1-4613-0909-3
  • Series Print ISSN 1571-571X
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