String Theory: Volume 2, Superstring Theory and Beyond

Author: Joseph Polchinski

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9781139457415

Category: Science

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String Theory, first published in 1998, comprises two volumes which provide a comprehensive and pedagogic account of the subject. Volume 2 begins with an introduction to supersymmetric string theories and presents the important advances of recent years. The first three chapters introduce the type I, type II, and heterototic superstring theories and their interactions. The next two chapters present important recent discoveries about strongly coupled strings, beginning with a detailed treatment of D-branes and their dynamics, and covering string duality, M-theory, and black hole entropy. The final chapters are concerned with four-dimensional string theories, showing how some of the simplest string models connect with previous ideas for unifying the Standard Model. They collect many important results on world-sheet and spacetime symmetries. An appendix summarizes the necessary background on fermions and supersymmetry. An essential text and reference for graduate students and researchers interested in superstring theory.
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String Theory: Volume 2, Superstring Theory and Beyond

Author: Joseph Polchinski

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780521672283

Category: Science

Page: 531

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Volume 2: Superstring Theory and Beyond, begins with an introduction to supersymmetric string theories and goes on to a broad presentation of the important advances of recent years. The book first introduces the type I, type II, and heterotic superstring theories and their interactions. It then goes on to present important recent discoveries about strongly coupled strings, beginning with a detailed treatment of D-branes and their dynamics, and covering string duality, M-theory, and black hole entropy, and discusses many classic results in conformal field theory. The final four chapters are concerned with four-dimensional string theories, and have two goals: to show how some of the simplest string models connect with previous ideas for unifying the Standard Model; and to collect many important and beautiful general results on world-sheet and spacetime symmetries.
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String Theory: Volume 1, An Introduction to the Bosonic String

Author: Joseph Polchinski

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9781139457408

Category: Science

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String Theory comprises two volumes which give a comprehensive and pedagogic account of the subject. Volume 1, first published in 1998, provides a thorough introduction to the bosonic string. The first four chapters introduce the central ideas of string theory, the tools of conformal field theory and of the Polyakov path integral, and the covariant quantization of the string. The next three chapters treat string interactions: the general formalism, and detailed treatments of the tree level and one loop amplitudes. Chapter eight covers toroidal compactification and many important aspects of string physics, such as T-duality and D-branes. Chapter nine treats higher-order amplitudes, including an analysis of their finiteness and unitarity, and various nonperturbative ideas. An appendix giving a short course on path integral methods is included. This is an essential text and reference for graduate students and researchers interested in modern superstring theory.
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String Theory

Author: Joseph Gerard Polchinski

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780521672290

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Available for the first time in paperback, String Theory comprises two volumes which present an up-to-date, comprehensive account of the subject. Volume 1, An Introduction to the Bosonic String, provides a thorough introduction to the bosonic string, based on the Polyakov path integral and conformal field theory. Volume 2, Superstring Theory and Beyond, begins with an introduction to supersymmetric string theories and progresses to a broad presentation of the important advances of recent years. Both volumes contain an annotated reference section, and a detailed glossary of important terms and concepts. Many exercises are included to re-inforce the text's main points as well as stimulate additional ideas. The volumes are an essential text/reference for graduate students and researchers in theoretical physics, particle physics and relativity.
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Superstring Theory: Volume 2, Loop Amplitudes, Anomalies and Phenomenology

Author: Michael B Green,Michael B. Green,John H. Schwarz,Edward Witten

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521357531

Category: Science

Page: 614

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A two-volume systematic exposition of superstring theory and its applications which presents many of the new mathematical tools that theoretical physicists are likely to need in coming years. This volume contains an introduction to superstrings
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Inflation and String Theory

Author: Daniel Baumann,Liam McAllister

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 1107089697

Category: Science

Page: 393

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This accessible volume provides a modern treatment of the cosmological and string-theoretic background necessary to understand inflation in string theory.
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Towards New Milestones in Our Quest to Go Beyond the Standard Model

Proceedings of the International School of Subnuclear Physics

Author: Antonino Zichichi

Publisher: World Scientific

ISBN: 9812779124

Category: Electronic books

Page: 454

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This volume is a collection of lectures given by distinguished physicists from around the world, covering the most recent advances in theoretical physics and the latest results from current experimental facilities. Following one of the principal aims of the School OCo to encourage and promote young physicists to achieve recognition at an international level OCo the students who distinguished themselves for the excellence of their research were given the opportunity to publish their presentations in this volume. Sample Chapter(s). Chapter 1: Experimental Signatures of Strings and Branes (2,702 KB). Contents: Experimental Signatures of Strings and Branes (I Antoniadis); Updates in Local Supersymmetry and Its Spontaneous Breaking (S Ferrara); Experimental Status of QCD Glueballs (S J Lindenbaum); Highlights: Update from BaBar (M A Giorgi); The LHC Supercollider (L Rossi); Gauge Charges from Supergravity (L Andrianopoli); Nucleon Form Factors and Dispersion Relations (S Pacetti); Semiotic Dynamics in Online Social Communities (C Cattuto); Searches for New Physics in Photon Final States (A Loginov); and other papers. Readership: High-energy, experimental and theoretical physicists, undergraduate and graduate students.
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Superstring Theory: Volume 1, Introduction

Author: Michael B Green,Michael B. Green,John H. Schwarz,Edward Witten

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521357524

Category: Science

Page: 484

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A two-volume systematic exposition of superstring theory and its applications which presents many of the new mathematical tools that theoretical physicists are likely to need in coming years. This volume contains an introduction to superstrings
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String Theory and Particle Physics

An Introduction to String Phenomenology

Author: Luis E. Ibáñez,Angel M. Uranga

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 1139643193

Category: Science

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String theory is one of the most active branches of theoretical physics and has the potential to provide a unified description of all known particles and interactions. This book is a systematic introduction to the subject, focused on the detailed description of how string theory is connected to the real world of particle physics. Aimed at graduate students and researchers working in high energy physics, it provides explicit models of physics beyond the Standard Model. No prior knowledge of string theory is required as all necessary material is provided in the introductory chapters. The book provides particle phenomenologists with the information needed to understand string theory model building and describes in detail several alternative approaches to model building, such as heterotic string compactifications, intersecting D-brane models, D-branes at singularities and F-theory.
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