Preface; 1. Introduction; 2. Free bosonic strings; 3. Modern covariant quantization; 4. World-sheet supersymmetry in string theory; 5. Space-time supersymmetry in string theory; 6. Nonabelian gauge symmetry; 7. Tree amplitudes; Bibliography; Index.
A twenty-fifth anniversary edition featuring a new preface, invaluable for graduate students and researchers in general relativity and elementary particle theory.
Michael B. Green is the Lucasian Professor of Mathematics at the University of Cambridge. John H. Schwarz is the Harold Brown Professor of Theoretical Physics at the California Institute of Technology. Edward Witten is the Charles Simonyi Professor of Mathematical Physics at the Institute for Advanced Study, Princeton.
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"... these books still belong on the essential reading list for anyone wanting to gain a deep understanding of the subject." Douglas J. Smith, Mathematical Reviews