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Other What is the order to read those string theory books?

  1. May 19, 2015 #1
    Please hint me the order in time to read those String Theory books:Zwiebach,Polchinski,Hatfield,Kaku,Green-Schwarz-Witten,West,Johnson(D-Branes),David Tong(lecture on String Theory dampt).
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  3. May 19, 2015 #2
    I have many of these books and would personally read Tong's notes as a primer before any serious standard text on the subject.
  4. May 19, 2015 #3
    What about the other books than Tong's?
  5. May 20, 2015 #4
    I would refer you to Tong again. He has a nice review of the standard texts in the first page or two of his work.
  6. Apr 28, 2017 #5


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    A reasonable order would be: Tong, Zwiebach, Hatfield, GSW, Polchinski, Kaku, West, Johnson
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