T-Duality of Open Strings. M-Theory and the Duality Web

  • Horaţiu NăstaseEmail author
Part of the Fundamental Theories of Physics book series (FTPH, volume 197)


In the last chapter, we considered T-duality for closed strings. Now we start off by considering T-duality for open strings, and see that it will lead to D-branes. Then, we define the low energy supergravity limits of string theory, the strong coupling limit of string theory known as M-theory, and finally show that all the various incarnations of string theory are related into a single duality web, as facets of the same unique theory.

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Instituto de Física Teórica, UNESPSão PauloBrazil

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