- Author : Ralph Blumenhagen
- Publisher : Springer Science & Business Media
- Release Date : 2012-10-04
- Genre: Science
- Pages : 784
- ISBN 10 : 9783642294969
Basic Concepts of String Theory Book Description :
The purpose of this book is to thoroughly prepare the reader for research in string theory at an intermediate level. As such it is not a compendium of results but intended as textbook in the sense that most of the material is organized in a pedagogical and self-contained fashion. Beyond the basics, a number of more advanced topics are introduced, such as conformal field theory, superstrings and string dualities - the text does not cover applications to black hole physics and cosmology, nor strings theory at finite temperatures. End-of-chapter references have been added to guide the reader wishing to pursue further studies or to start research in well-defined topics covered by this book.