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A Introductory String Theory Texts

  1. May 11, 2017 #1
    I'm looking for a recommendation for an up to date, introductory String Theory text and an overview of the prerequisites.

    Thanks in advance.
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  3. May 11, 2017 #2


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    The standard introduction is Zwiebach, A First Course in String Theory.

    I also like Szabo, An Introduction to String Theory and D-brane Dynamics. (A slightly shorter version is available at arXiv.)

    If you also want an introduction to AdS/CFT, the best start is Natsuume, AdS/CFT Duality User Guide. (A full version can be found at arXiv.)

    Concerning prerequisites, a good knowledge of classical electrodynamics and quantum mechanics is necessary, while a basic knowledge of quantum field theory and general relativity is useful but not necessary.
  4. May 11, 2017 #3
    Thanks. That is precisely the information I was looking for.
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