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Heterotic Non-linear Sigma Models

  • Ilarion V. Melnikov
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Part of the Lecture Notes in Physics book series (LNP, volume 951)

Abstract

In this chapter we discuss the basic features of non-linear sigma models with (0,2) supersymmetry. This is a large universe, and to circumscribe our explorations we mainly stick to the theories relevant to compactifications of the heterotic string. To elucidate the geometric structures it turns out easiest to start with (0,1) supersymmetry. The reader may find it useful to skim through the geometry appendix before diving into the details of this chapter.

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  • Ilarion V. Melnikov
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  1. 1.Department of Physics and AstronomyJames Madison UniversityHarrisonburgUSA

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