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How essential ?

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  1. Oct 27, 2007 #1
    How essential is it to know QFT and/or GR before learning string theory?

    Is QFT more important or both equally as important?
     
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  3. Oct 27, 2007 #2

    cristo

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    Well given that string theory uses language from both areas, I'd say it was very important to have a working knowledge of GR and QFT before trying to learn that mathematics of string theory.
     
  4. Oct 27, 2007 #3
    QFT for certain, GR is useful.
     
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