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An Introduction to String Theory

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An Introduction to String Theory
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Publisher: arXiv
Number of pages: 101

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The text provides an introduction to string theory, focusing on the Bosonic string, but treating the superstring as well. A number of appendices on more advanced topics are also provided, including an introduction to orientifolds in various brane configurations. A background in quantum field theory and general relativity is assumed.

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