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Superstring Theory

Superstring Theory
25th Anniversary Edition
2 Volume Hardback Set


Part of Cambridge Monographs on Mathematical Physics

  • Date Published: July 2012
  • availability: Available
  • format: Multiple copy pack
  • isbn: 9781107030312

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  • 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. This two-volume set features a new Preface setting the work in context in light of recent advances. 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. Volume 2 is concerned with the evaluation of one-loop amplitudes, the study of anomalies and phenomenology. These books are invaluable for graduate students and researchers in general relativity and elementary particle theory, high energy physics and astrophysics, as well as mathematicians.

    • Twenty-fifth anniversary reissues featuring a new Preface setting the works in context in light of recent advances
    • Volume 1 is a self-contained introduction covering basic material at an advanced level, Volume 2 focuses largely on the evaluation of one-loop amplitudes, the study of anomalies and phenomenology
    • Together these volumes provide a basic review of the subject which remains relevant to many current themes of research
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    Reviews & endorsements

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

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    Product details

    • Date Published: July 2012
    • format: Multiple copy pack
    • isbn: 9781107030312
    • length: 1092 pages
    • dimensions: 235 x 156 x 62 mm
    • weight: 1.8kg
    • contains: 125 b/w illus.
    • availability: Available
  • Table of Contents

    Volume 1: Preface
    1. Introduction
    2. Free bosonic strings
    3. Modern covariant quantization
    4. World-sheet supersymmetry in string theory
    5. Space-time supersymmetry in string theory
    6. Nonabelian gauge symmetry
    7. Tree amplitudes
    Volume 2: Preface
    8. One-loop diagrams in the bosonic string theory
    9. One-loop diagrams in superstring theory
    10. The gauge anomaly in type I superstring theory
    11. Functional methods in the light-cone gauge
    12. Some differential geometry
    13. Low-energy effective action
    14. Compactification of higher dimensions
    15. Some algebraic geometry
    16. Models of low-energy supersymmetry

  • Authors

    Michael B. Green, University of Cambridge
    Michael B. Green is the Lucasian Professor of Mathematics at the University of Cambridge.

    John H. Schwarz, California Institute of Technology
    John H. Schwarz is the Harold Brown Professor of Theoretical Physics at the California Institute of Technology.

    Edward Witten, Institute for Advanced Study, Princeton, New Jersey
    Edward Witten is the Charles Simonyi Professor of Mathematical Physics at the Institute for Advanced Study.

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