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Superstring Theory, Vol. 1

Michael B. Green

Published by Cambridge University Pr. Jul 2012, 2012
ISBN 10: 1107029112 / ISBN 13: 9781107029118
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Title: Superstring Theory, Vol. 1

Publisher: Cambridge University Pr. Jul 2012

Publication Date: 2012

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Book Condition: Neu

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Neuware - Originally published at the height of the first revolution in string theory, these two volumes went on to define the field. Volume 1 provides a self-contained introduction to superstrings. Featuring a new Preface, this book is invaluable for graduate students and researchers in general relativity and elementary particle theory. Twenty-five years ago, Michael Green, John Schwarz, and Edward Witten wrote two volumes on string theory. Published during a period of rapid progress in this subject, these volumes were highly influential for a generation of students and researchers. Despite the immense progress that has been made in the field since then, the systematic exposition of the foundations of superstring theory presented in these volumes is just as relevant today as when first published. A self-contained introduction to superstrings, Volume 1 begins with an elementary treatment of the bosonic string, before describing the incorporation of additional degrees of freedom: fermionic degrees of freedom leading to supersymmetry and internal quantum numbers leading to gauge interactions. A detailed discussion of the evaluation of tree-approximation scattering amplitudes is also given. Featuring a new Preface setting the work in context in light of recent advances, this book is invaluable for graduate students and researchers in general relativity and elementary particle theory. 470 pp. Englisch. Bookseller Inventory # 9781107029118

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Synopsis: Twenty-five years ago, Michael Green, John Schwarz, and Edward Witten wrote two volumes on string theory. Published during a period of rapid progress in this subject, these volumes were highly influential for a generation of students and researchers. Despite the immense progress that has been made in the field since then, the systematic exposition of the foundations of superstring theory presented in these volumes is just as relevant today as when first published. A self-contained introduction to superstrings, Volume 1 begins with an elementary treatment of the bosonic string, before describing the incorporation of additional degrees of freedom: fermionic degrees of freedom leading to supersymmetry and internal quantum numbers leading to gauge interactions. A detailed discussion of the evaluation of tree-approximation scattering amplitudes is also given. Featuring a new preface setting the work in context in light of recent advances, this book is invaluable for graduate students and researchers in general relativity and elementary particle theory.

Review: 'Both volumes of Superstring Theory are likely to remain standard reference works for years to come.' Paul K. Townsend, Nature

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