A First Course in String Theory

@inproceedings{Zwiebach2004AFC,
  title={A First Course in String Theory},
  author={Barton Zwiebach},
  year={2004}
}
An accessible introduction to string theory, this book provides a detailed and self-contained demonstration of the main concepts involved. The first part begins with a discussion of special relativity, electromagnetism, and the physics of extra dimensions. D-branes and the classical dynamics of relativistic strings are examined next, followed by the quantization of open and closed bosonic strings in the light-cone gauge, and a brief introduction to superstrings. The second part begins with a… CONTINUE READING

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