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1. Superstring Theory: Volume 1, Introduction (Cambridge Monographs on Mathematical Physics) by Michael B. Green, John H. Schwarz, Edward Witten | |
Paperback: 484
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(1988-07-29)
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Classic Introduction
Should still be required reading The learning of string theory can be a formidable undertaking for those who lack the mathematical background. Indeed, a proper understanding of string theory, not just a forma one, will require a solid understanding of algebraic and differential geometry, algebraic topology, and complex manifolds. There are many books on these subjects, but I do not know of one what will give the student of string theory an in-depth understanding of the relevant mathematics. These two volumes include two rather lengthy chapters on mathematics, one on differential geometry and the other on algebraic geometry. The mastery of these two chapter will give readers a formal understanding of the mathematics, and will allow them to perform calculations in string theory efficiently, but do not give the insight needed for extending its frontiers. There have been a few books published on string theory since these two volumes appeared, but they too fail in this regard (and some even admit to doing so). To gain the necessary insight into the mathematics will entail a very time-consuming search of the early literature and many face-to-face conversations with mathematicians. The "oral tradition" in mathematics is real and one must embed onself in it if a real, in-depth understanding of mathematics is sought. The physics of string theory though is brought out with incredible skill by the authors, and the historical motivation given in the introduction is the finest in the literature. Now legendary, the origin of string theories in the dual models of the strong interaction is discussed in detail. The Veneziano model, as discussed in this part, has recently become important in purely mathematical contexts, as has most every other construction in string theory. The mathematical results that have arisen from string theory involves some of the most fascinating constructions in all of mathematics, and mathematicians interested in these will themselves be interested in perusing these volumes, but will of course find the approach mathematically non-rigorous. Some of the other discussions that stand out in the book include: 1. The global aspects of the string world sheet and the origin of the moduli space, along with its connection to Teichmuller space. 2. The world-sheet supersymmetry and the origin of the integers 10 and 26 as being a critical dimension. In this discussion, the authors give valuable insight on a number of matters, one in particular being why the introduction of an anticommuting field mapping bosons to bosons and fermions to fermions does not violate the spin-statistics theorem. 3. The light-cone gauge quantization for superstrings. The authors show that the manifestly covariant formalism is equivalent to the light-cone formalism and is ghost-free in dimension 10. The light-cone gauge is used to quantize a covariant world-sheet action with space-time supersymmetry, with this being Lorentz invariant in dimension 10. This allows, as the authors explain in lucid detail, the unification of bosonic and fermionic strings in a single Fock space. 4. Current algebra on the string world sheet and its origin in the need for distributing charge throughout the string, rather than just at the ends. The origin of heterotic string theory is explained in this context.
Still the best |
2. Superstring Theory: Volume 2, Loop Amplitudes, Anomalies and Phenomenology (Cambridge Monographs on Mathematical Physics) by Michael B. Green, John H. Schwarz, Edward Witten | |
Paperback: 614
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(1988-07-29)
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A legendary text, by legends of the 'field'
Extensive coverage of phenomenology |
3. Shelter Island II | |
Hardcover: 392
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(1985-06-27)
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4. Current Algebra and Anomalies (Princeton Series in Physics) by Sam B. Treiman, Roman Jackiw, Bruno Zumino, Edward Witten | |
Hardcover: 552
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(1986-07)
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5. Current Algebra and Anomalies: A Set of Lecture Notes and Papers by Roman Jackiw, D. Gross, Sam B. Treiman, Edward Witten | |
Hardcover: 550
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(1986-02)
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6. String Theorists: Edward Witten, Riazuddin, Michio Kaku, Leonard Susskind, Steven Weinberg, Faheem Hussain, Brian Greene, Nima Arkani-Hamed | |
Paperback: 234
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(2010-09-14)
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7. Fields Medalists: Alexander Grothendieck, Paul Cohen, Atle Selberg, René Thom, Edward Witten, Enrico Bombieri, Alain Connes, John Milnor | |
Paperback: 230
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(2010-09-15)
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8. Weinberg?Witten Theorem: Theoretical Physics, Steven Weinberg, Edward Witten, Supergravity, Emergence, Technicolor (physics), Particle Physics, Lorentz Covariance, Conserved Current, Massless Particle | |
Paperback: 100
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(2010-02-04)
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9. Harvard Fellows: Edward Witten, Charles F. Hockett, Walter Gilbert, Sylvia Earle, Alan Watts, Roméo Dallaire, William Cohen, John Mearsheimer | |
Paperback: 618
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(2010-09-15)
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10. Albert Einstein Medal Recipients: Roger Penrose, Edward Witten, Murray Gell-Mann, John Archibald Wheeler, Stephen Hawking, Chen Ning Yang | |
Paperback: 92
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(2010-05-07)
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11. Médaille Fields: Laurent Lafforgue, Laurent Schwartz, Jean-Pierre Serre, René Thom, Alexandre Grothendieck, Grigori Perelman, Edward Witten (French Edition) | |
Paperback: 136
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(2010-08-03)
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12. Chercheur En Théorie Des Cordes: Edward Witten, David J. Gross, Nima Arkani-Hamed, Cumrun Vafa, Joseph Polchinski (French Edition) | |
Paperback: 22
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(2010-07-27)
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13. Chemistry: Principles & Practice by Edward Witten, Geoffrey Davies | |
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(1999-09)
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14. Superstring Theory: 2 Volume Set by M.;Schwarz, John H.;Witten, Edward Green | |
Hardcover:
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(1988)
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15. Shelter Island II -(Proceedings of 1983 conference). by Roman and Nicola N. Khuri, Steven Weinberg, Edward Witten. Jackiw | |
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(1985)
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16. Quantum Fields and Strings: A Course for Mathematicians (Volume 2) by Pierre Deligne | |
Paperback: 778
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(1999-10-25)
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Editorial Review Product Description In 1996-97 the Institute for Advanced Study (Princeton, NJ) organized a special year-long program designed to teach mathematicians the basic physical ideas which underlie the mathematical applications. The purpose is eloquently stated in a letter written by Robert MacPherson: "The goal is to create and convey an understanding, in terms congenial to mathematicians, of some fundamental notions of physics ... [and to] develop the sort of intuition common among physicists for those who are used to thought processes stemming from geometry and algebra." These volumes are a written record of the program. They contain notes from several long and many short courses covering various aspects of quantum field theory and perturbative string theory. The courses were given by leading physicists and the notes were written either by the speakers or by mathematicians who participated in the program. The book also includes problems and solutions worked out by the editors and other leading participants. Interspersed are mathematical texts with background material and commentary on some topics covered in the lectures.These two volumes present the first truly comprehensive introduction to this field aimed at a mathematics audience. They offer a unique opportunity for mathematicians and mathematical physicists to learn about the beautiful and difficult subjects of quantum field theory and string theory. Customer Reviews (3)
Amazingly different!
Lots to learn...
Definitely for mathematicians only |
17. “A New Proof of the Positive Energy Theorem.” Offprint from: Communications in Mathematical Physics, vol. 80, 1981. by Edward. WITTEN | |
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(1981)
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18. Superstring Theory. Two Volume Set, 2 Volumes. by Michael B.; Schwarz, John H.; Witten, Edward Green | |
Hardcover:
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(1988)
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19. Supersymmetry Squarks, Photinos, and the Unveiling of the Ultimate Laws of Natur by Gordon (Edward Witten, Foreword) Kane | |
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(2000-01-01)
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