An Introduction to the Theory of Dual Models and Strings

  title={An Introduction to the Theory of Dual Models and Strings},
  author={J. Scherk},
  journal={Reviews of Modern Physics},
  • J. Scherk
  • Published 1975
  • Physics
  • Reviews of Modern Physics
The theory of a free string is first presented classically and quantum mechanically both in a covariant and a nonexplicitly covariant treatment. Then the concepts and techniques obtained from the free string are used to build the operator formalism of dual models. Both the conventional Veneziano model and the Neveu-Schwarz-Ramond model are presented. The self-consistency of these models at the tree and loop levels is investigated, and the interpretation of the results obtained is given in terms… Expand
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