Logo

D-Branes, Tachyons, and String Field Theory

Small book cover: D-Branes, Tachyons, and String Field Theory

D-Branes, Tachyons, and String Field Theory
by

Publisher: arXiv
Number of pages: 104

Description:
In these notes we provide a pedagogical introduction to the subject of tachyon condensation in Witten's cubic bosonic open string field theory. We use both the low-energy Yang-Mills description and the language of string field theory to explain the problem of tachyon condensation on unstable D-branes.

Home page url

Download or read it online for free here:
Download link
(1MB, PDF)

Similar books

Book cover: Introduction to M TheoryIntroduction to M Theory
by - 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.
(5466 views)
Book cover: String TheoryString Theory
by - Technische Universitat Wien
Contents: Introduction; The bosonic string; Quantization of bosonic strings; Superstrings; Conformal field theory (conformal group, Wick rotation and Euclidean fields, Tensors, energy-momentum, and correlations, First order systems and ghosts, etc).
(5553 views)
Book cover: Introduction to String TheoryIntroduction to String Theory
by - Utrecht University
Contents: strings in QCD, the classical string, open and closed strings, quantization, Lorentz invariance, interactions and vertex operators, BRST quantization, the Polyakov path integral, T-Duality, complex coordinates, fermions in strings, etc.
(6815 views)
Book cover: Topological Strings and their Physical ApplicationsTopological Strings and their Physical Applications
by - arXiv
We give an introductory review of topological strings and their application to various aspects of superstrings and supersymmetric gauge theories. This review includes developing the necessary mathematical background for topological strings.
(4413 views)