Lectures on String Theory
by Gleb Arutyunov
Publisher: Utrecht University 2009
Number of pages: 142
The text covers the basic concepts of modern string theory. This includes covariant and light-cone quantisation of bosonic and fermionic strings, geometry and topology of string world-sheets, vertex operators and string scattering amplitudes, world-sheet and space-time supersymmetries, elements of conformal field theory, Green-Schwarz superstrings, strings in curved backgrounds, low-energy effective actions, D-brane physics.
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by Miao Li - arXiv
This short book is an introduction to some recent developments in string theory and M theory. The author tries to concentrate on the main physical aspects, and often leaves more technical details to the original literature.
by Warren Siegel - arXiv
Several of the early chapters are on the topic of general field theory, but explained from a new point of view resulting from insights gained from string field theory. A standard course on quantum field theory is assumed as a prerequisite.
by M. Douglas, J. Gauntlett, M. Gross - American Mathematical Society
This volume highlights the interface between string theory and algebraic geometry. The topics covered include manifolds of special holonomy, supergravity, supersymmetry, D-branes, the McKay correspondence and the Fourier-Mukai transform.
by Ashoke Sen - arXiv
Basic aspects of non-perturbative string theory are discussed. The topics include test of duality symmetries based on the analysis of the low energy action and the spectrum of BPS states, relationship between different duality symmetries, etc.