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Matrix Models of String Theory

Badis Ydri


Beginning with a systematic review of the standard exposition of string theory, which is required for a proper understanding of matrix models of string theory, this book proceeds to provide a comprehensive presentation of matrix models of string theory and their areas of applications. Supplemented with exercises and an appendix on Monte Carlo algorithms and methods used for matrix models of string theory, this work provides both a valuable self-study guide for postgraduate students and a comprehensive review and reference guide for researchers.

About Editors

Badis Ydri is currently a professor of theoretical particle physics at the Institute of Physics, Annaba University, Algeria. He is also a research associate at the Dublin Institute for Advanced Studies, Ireland, and a regular ICTP associate at the Abdus Salam Center for Theoretical Physics, Trieste, Italy.

Table of Contents

1 Introduction
Part I: String Theory
2 Systematics of bosonic strings
3 Polyakov path integral
4 Introduction to conformal field theory
5 Superstring theory essentials
Part II: Matrix String Theory
6 A lightning introduction to superstring theory and some related topics
7 M-(atrix) theory and Matrix string theory
8 Type IIB matrix model
A Algorithms and Monte Carlo codes for the matrix models of string theory 


Hardback ISBN: 9780750317245

Ebook ISBN: 9780750317269

DOI: 10.1088/978-0-7503-1726-9

Publisher: Institute of Physics Publishing


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