String theory made understandable. Barton Zwiebach is once again faithful to his goal of making string theory accessible to undergraduates.
He presents the main concepts of string theory in a concrete and physical way to develop intuition before formalism, often through simplified and illustrative examples.
Complete and thorough in its coverage, this new edition now includes AdS/CFT correspondence and introduces superstrings.
It is perfectly suited to introductory courses in string theory for students with a background in mathematics and physics.
New sections cover strings on orbifolds, cosmic strings, moduli stabilization, and the string theory landscape.
Now with almost 300 problems and exercises, with password-protected solutions for instructors at www.cambridge.org/zwiebach.
- Format: Hardback
- Pages: 694 pages, 86 b/w illus. 180 exercises
- Publisher: Cambridge University Press
- Publication Date: 22/01/2009
- Category: Statistical physics
- ISBN: 9780521880329