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String Theory

  1. Mar 16, 2008 #1
    Can anyone reccomend a Beginners Guide kind of thing for string theory? Basically trying to get started off, whats the best book(s) for me to get? (Preferably cheaper ones, I am kind of cash strapped blown my physics books money for a while)
     
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  3. Mar 16, 2008 #2
    Are you looking for a layman's book or one with the mathematics in it?
     
  4. Mar 16, 2008 #3
    One with the Mathematics in it please :)
     
  5. Mar 16, 2008 #4
    Michio Kaku has some very enjoyable layman's reading on the subject, but the one textbook I have seen of his was extremely difficult to understand. I hope you know a lot of about group theory.
     
  6. Mar 16, 2008 #5

    cristo

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    Try Zwiebach's "A First course in String Theory." I know nothing about string theory, but I gather this is a good introduction.

    Edit: I didn't notice the money part: perhaps you could beg to join your local university's library?
     
  7. Mar 16, 2008 #6

    George Jones

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  8. Mar 16, 2008 #7
    Zweibach?? I am not too sure about this but I think I know someone who has this book. I know her well could probably "borrow" it ;-) Maybe I should go with the layman's reading at first and go with the Mathematics aspect once that is secure? think thats a better idea?
     
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