**Introduction to M Theory**

by Miao Li

**Publisher**: arXiv 1998**Number of pages**: 76

**Description**:

This short book is an introduction to some recent developments in string theory and M theory. The author tries to concentrate on the main physical aspects, and often leaves more technical details to the original literature.

Download or read it online for free here:

**Download link**

(580KB, PDF)

## Similar books

**String Theory: a perspective over the last 25 years**

by

**Sunil Mukhi**-

**arXiv**

This text provides some historical background and then reviews developments in string theory over the last twenty-five years. Both perturbative and non-perturbative approaches are surveyed and their impact on how we view quantum gravity is analysed.

(

**11193**views)

**D-Branes, Tachyons, and String Field Theory**

by

**Washington Taylor, Barton Zwiebach**-

**arXiv**

Introduction to tachyon condensation in Witten's cubic bosonic open string field theory. We use both the low-energy Yang-Mills description and the language of string field theory to explain the problem of tachyon condensation on unstable D-branes.

(

**8376**views)

**A solution manual for Polchinski's**

by

**Matthew Headrick**-

**arXiv**

The author present detailed solutions to 81 of the 202 problems in J. Polchinski's two-volume textbook 'String Theory', the most comprehensive text addressing the discoveries of the superstring revolutions of the early to mid 1990's.

(

**12741**views)

**Topological Strings and their Physical Applications**

by

**Andrew Neitzke, Cumrun Vafa**-

**arXiv**

We give an introductory review of topological strings and their application to various aspects of superstrings and supersymmetric gauge theories. This review includes developing the necessary mathematical background for topological strings.

(

**8293**views)