Introduction to String Theory

@article{Mohaupt2003IntroductionTS,
  title={Introduction to String Theory},
  author={Thomas Mohaupt},
  journal={Lecture Notes in Physics},
  year={2003},
  volume={631},
  pages={173-251}
}
  • T. Mohaupt
  • Published 27 July 2002
  • Physics
  • Lecture Notes in Physics
We give a pedagogical introduction to string theory, D-branes and p-brane solutions. 
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