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From classical physics to strings

  1. Apr 29, 2003 #1
    in fact if we have a classic hamiltonian.

    H=p**2/2m+V(x) to quantize it we would do..

    p=-ihd/dx and H=ihd/dt (1st quantization)

    Or p=(a+)-(a) and x=(a+)+(a) in terms of creation and anhinilation operators (second quantization).

    But..if we would like to write it in a string theory formalism..what would be the sustitutions made?...can we obtain our action S or Hamiltonian for our string theory formalism from the classic hamiltonian...?...is that the so-called third quantization ..how is it made?..
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