Introduction to String Theory - BGU Physics Department
`BGU Physics Department`
* Introduction to String Theory *

(2.5 points, 3 hours)

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## Syllabus

- Special relativity: A reminder
- A spacetime with extra compact dimension
- Special relativity and Electromagnetism in a spacetime with extra compact dimensions
- Gravitation in a spacetime with extra compact dimensions, and the Planck scale
- The relativistic point particle: The action and its invariants
- The Nambu-Goto action for the classical relativistic string
- The equations of motion and boundary conditions for the classical relativistic string
- The solutions of the equations of motion of the classical relativistic string
- Charge conservation on the world-sheet
- The world-sheet energy-momentum tensor
- Lorentz invariance of the string.
- The light-cone gauge
- The scalar and vector fields in the light-cone gauge
- The quantum open string as a collection of harmonic oscillators
- The Virasoro operators
- The construction space of states of the open string
- The Virasoro operators for the closed string
- The construction space of states of the closed string
- Optional: Dbranes and boundary conditions 20. Open strings and Dbranes
- Optional: The charges of open strings and Dbranes
- Optional: The wrapped closed string
- Optional: T-duality

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