**A solution manual for Polchinski's**

by Matthew Headrick

**Publisher**: arXiv 2008**ISBN/ASIN**: 0521672279**Number of pages**: 115

**Description**:

The author present detailed solutions to 81 of the 202 problems in J. Polchinski's two-volume textbook 'String Theory', the most comprehensive text addressing the discoveries of the superstring revolutions of the early to mid 1990's, which mark the beginnings of modern string theory.

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