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Is there a fundamental equation in string theory and can it be derived from a variational principle?

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Is there a fundamental equation in string theory and can it be derived from a variational principle?

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Is there a fundamental equation in string theory and can it be derived from a variational principle?

If there is "a" fundamental equation at all in string theory, I guess you're looking for the Polyakov action,

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Polyakov_action

This is basically a rewritten Nambu-Goto action such that quantization becomes easier. For the full string theory, you want the supersymmetrization of this Polyakov-action.

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