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Duality and Supersymmetric Theories

Duality and Supersymmetric Theories

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David Olive, Peter West, N. S. Manton, Mary K. Gaillard, Bruno Zumino, Jerome P. Gauntlett, Tohru Eguchi, G. W. Gibbons, Ashoke Sen, Constantin Bachas
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  • Date Published: July 1999
  • availability: Available
  • format: Hardback
  • isbn: 9780521641586

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  • This is the first systematic introduction to electromagnetic duality and its generalizations. The authors, leading figures in this exciting new area of mathematical physics, describe the fundamental ideas, latest developments, and some earlier work whose significance has only recently become apparent. This volume will be essential reading for all those working in mathematical physics.

    • A systematic introduction to the subject
    • Written by the leading authorities
    • Coherently edited
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    "The book provides a valuable compendium at a level which should make it useful to graduate students starting research in this area...As usual with CUP [Cambridge University Press] the book is well produced and should certainly find a place in the libraries of any places where modern theoretical physics is pursued." Contemporary Physics

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    • Date Published: July 1999
    • format: Hardback
    • isbn: 9780521641586
    • length: 484 pages
    • dimensions: 229 x 152 x 32 mm
    • weight: 0.88kg
    • contains: 35 b/w illus. 10 tables
    • availability: Available
  • Table of Contents

    List of contributors
    Acknowledgements
    1. Particle physics and fundamental theory: introduction and guide to Duality and supersymmetric Theories David Olive, and Peter West
    2. Solitons N. S. Manton
    3. Nonlinear electromagnetic self-duality and Legendre transformations Mary K. Gaillard and Bruno Zumino
    4. Supersymmetric s-models in 2 dimensions Bruno Zumino
    5. Introduction to duality David I. Olive
    6. Supersymmetric monopoles and duality Jerome P. Gauntlett
    7. Seiberg-Witten theory and S-duality Tohru Eguchi
    8. Supergravity, Brane dynamics and string duality P. C. West
    9. Supergravity vacua and solitons G. W. Gibbons
    10. An introduction to non-perturbative string theory Ashoke Sen
    11. Lectures on D-branes Constantin Bachas.

  • Editors

    David I. Olive, University of Wales, Swansea
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    Peter C. West, King's College London
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    Contributors

    David Olive, Peter West, N. S. Manton, Mary K. Gaillard, Bruno Zumino, Jerome P. Gauntlett, Tohru Eguchi, G. W. Gibbons, Ashoke Sen, Constantin Bachas

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