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Author Johnson, Clifford V. (Clifford Victor), 1968-

Title D-branes / Clifford V. Johnson
Published Cambridge, U.K. ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 2003
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Description 1 online resource (xxiii, 548 pages) : illustrations
Series Cambridge monographs on mathematical physics
Cambridge monographs on mathematical physics.
Contents Overview and overture -- Relativistic strings -- A closer look at the world-sheet -- Strings on circles and T-duality -- Background fields and world-volume actions -- D-branes tension and boundary states -- Supersymmetric strings -- Supersymmetric strings and T-duality -- World-volume curvature couplings -- The geometry of D-branes -- Multiple D-branes and bound states -- Strong coupling and string duality -- D-branes and geometry I -- K3 orientifolds and compactification -- D-branes and geometry II -- Towards M- and F-theory -- D-branes and black holes -- D-branes, gravity and gauge theory -- The holographic renormalisation group -- Taking stock
Summary A self-contained and pedagogical introduction to D-branes, their theory and applications. Covering the basics as well as advanced applications, this book will be suitable as a textbook for graduate courses and also a valuable reference for researchers. There is no other book devoted to the technology of D-branes
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 510-528) and index
Notes Print version record
Subject D-branes.
Form Electronic book
LC no. 2002023434
ISBN 0511057695
0511064020 (electronic bk.)
0511606540 (ebook)
9780511064029 (electronic bk.)
9780511606540 (ebook)