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Part of Cambridge Monographs on Mathematical Physics

  • Date Published: January 2003
  • availability: Available
  • format: Hardback
  • isbn: 9780521809122

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  • This book focuses on the technology of D-branes in Superstring and M-theory, presenting the main ideas and recent discoveries in a pedagogical manner. It will serve as an introduction to welcome and guide newcomers to this exciting field, and an indispensible reference for seasoned practitioners. The book starts by introducing the key features of string theory and the theoretical tools needed to get to grips with D-branes. It then builds up the subject in a logical way, discussing further aspects of string theory and advanced applications as the text progresses.

    • The first comprehensive guide to the powerful research tool of D-brane technology
    • Covers key aspects of current research in superstring and M-theory, quantum gravity and particle physics
    • Self-contained, pedagogical introduction with many worked examples and suggestions for problems
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    Reviews & endorsements

    "...the most up-to-date string text available. It is an excellent resource..." Donald Marolf, University of California Santa Barbara, American Journal of Physics

    "D-Branes is an excellent complement to other existing texts on string theory..." Physics Today

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    Product details

    • Date Published: January 2003
    • format: Hardback
    • isbn: 9780521809122
    • length: 574 pages
    • dimensions: 254 x 178 x 32 mm
    • weight: 1.21kg
    • contains: 89 b/w illus. 33 tables
    • availability: Available
  • Table of Contents

    List of inserts
    1. Overview and overture
    2. Relativistic strings
    3. A closer look at the world-sheet
    4. Strings on circles and T-duality
    5. Background fields and world-volume actions
    6. D-branes tension and boundary states
    7. Supersymmetric strings
    8. Supersymmetric strings and T-duality
    9. World-volume curvature couplings
    10. The geometry of D-branes
    11. Multiple D-branes and bound states
    12. Strong coupling and string duality
    13. D-branes and geometry I
    14. K3 orientifolds and compactification
    15. D-branes and geometry II
    16. Towards M- and F-theory
    17. D-branes and black holes
    18. D-branes, gravity and gauge theory
    19. The holographic renormalisation group
    20. Taking stock

  • Author

    Clifford V. Johnson, University of Durham
    Clifford V. Johnson obtained his BSc in physics at Imperial College, University of London, and his PhD in theoretical physics from the University of Southampton. He is currently Senior Lecturer in Theoretical Physics, Department of Mathematical Sciences, University of Durham, where he is part of the Centre for Particle Theory.

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