A solution manual for Polchinski's
by Matthew Headrick
Publisher: arXiv 2008
Number of pages: 115
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, which mark the beginnings of modern string theory.
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