String Theory Demystified

String Theory Demystified

by David McMahon

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Trying to understand string theory but ending up with your brain in knots? Here's your lifeline! This straightforward guide explains the fundamental principles behind this cutting-edge concept.

String Theory Demystified elucidates the goal of the theory--to combine general relativity and quantum theory into a single, unified framework. You'll learn about classical strings, conformal field theory, quantization, compactification, and T duality. The book covers supersymmetry and superstrings, D-branes, the holographic principle, and cosmology. Hundreds of examples and illustrations make it easy to understand the material, and end-of-chapter quizzes and a final exam help reinforce learning.

This fast and easy guide offers:

  • Numerous figures to illustrate key concepts
  • Sample problems with worked solutions
  • Coverage of equations of motion, the energy-momentum tensor, and conserved currents
  • A discussion of the Randall-Sundrum model
  • A time-saving approach to performing better on an exam or at work

Simple enough for a beginner, but challenging enough for an advanced student, String Theory Demystified is your key to comprehending this theory of everything.

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780071596206
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Education
Publication date: 08/31/2008
Series: Demystified
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 350
File size: 11 MB
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About the Author

David McMahon is a Microsoft Certified Visual Basic developer. He writes object-oriented software and hardware drivers for Windows NT and 95/98 using Visual Basic and Visual C++. He is also a Microsoft Certification instructor for Visual Basic and Microsoft Access.

Table of Contents

Preface Chapter 1: Introduction Chapter 2: The Classical String I: Equations of Motion Chapter 3: The Classical String II: Symmetrics and Worldsheet Currents Chapter 4: String Quantization Chapter 5: Conformal Field Theory Part I Chapter 6: BRST Quantization Chapter 7: RNS Superstrings Chapter 8: Compactification and T-Duality Chapter 9: Superstring Theory Continued Chapter 10: A Summary of Superstring Theory Chapter 11: Type II String Theories Chapter 12: Heterotic String Theory Chapter 13: D-Branes Chapter 14: Black Holes Chapter 15: The Holographic Principle and AdS/CFT Correspondence Chapter 16: String Theory and Cosmology Final Exam Quiz Solutions Final Exam Solutions References Index

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