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Bosonic Strings: A Mathematical Treatment
 
Jürgen Jost Max Planck Institute for Mathematics in the Sciences, Leipzig, Germany
A co-publication of the AMS and International Press of Boston
Bosonic Strings: A Mathematical Treatment
Softcover ISBN:  978-0-8218-4336-9
Product Code:  AMSIP/21.S
List Price: $52.00
MAA Member Price: $46.80
AMS Member Price: $41.60
eBook ISBN:  978-1-4704-3811-1
Product Code:  AMSIP/21.E
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AMS Member Price: $39.20
Softcover ISBN:  978-0-8218-4336-9
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Bosonic Strings: A Mathematical Treatment
Jürgen Jost Max Planck Institute for Mathematics in the Sciences, Leipzig, Germany
A co-publication of the AMS and International Press of Boston
Softcover ISBN:  978-0-8218-4336-9
Product Code:  AMSIP/21.S
List Price: $52.00
MAA Member Price: $46.80
AMS Member Price: $41.60
eBook ISBN:  978-1-4704-3811-1
Product Code:  AMSIP/21.E
List Price: $49.00
MAA Member Price: $44.10
AMS Member Price: $39.20
Softcover ISBN:  978-0-8218-4336-9
eBook ISBN:  978-1-4704-3811-1
Product Code:  AMSIP/21.S.B
List Price: $101.00 $76.50
MAA Member Price: $90.90 $68.85
AMS Member Price: $80.80 $61.20
  • Book Details
     
     
    AMS/IP Studies in Advanced Mathematics
    Volume: 212001; 95 pp
    MSC: Primary 81; Secondary 83; 58; 32; 53;

    This book presents a mathematical treatment of Bosonic string theory from the point of view of global geometry. As motivation, Jost presents the theory of point particles and Feynman path integrals. He provides detailed background material, including the geometry of Teichmüller space, the conformal and complex geometry of Riemann surfaces, and the subtleties of boundary regularity questions. The high point is the description of the partition function for Bosonic strings as a finite-dimensional integral over a moduli space of Riemann surfaces. Jost concludes with some topics related to open and closed strings and \(D\)-branes.

    Bosonic Strings is suitable for graduate students and researchers interested in the mathematics underlying string theory.

    Titles in this series are co-published with International Press of Boston, Inc., Cambridge, MA.

    Readership

    Graduate students and research mathematicians interested in Riemannian geometry and global analysis; theoretical physicists interested in quantum field theory.

  • Table of Contents
     
     
    • Chapters
    • Point particles
    • The Bosonic string
  • Additional Material
     
     
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Volume: 212001; 95 pp
MSC: Primary 81; Secondary 83; 58; 32; 53;

This book presents a mathematical treatment of Bosonic string theory from the point of view of global geometry. As motivation, Jost presents the theory of point particles and Feynman path integrals. He provides detailed background material, including the geometry of Teichmüller space, the conformal and complex geometry of Riemann surfaces, and the subtleties of boundary regularity questions. The high point is the description of the partition function for Bosonic strings as a finite-dimensional integral over a moduli space of Riemann surfaces. Jost concludes with some topics related to open and closed strings and \(D\)-branes.

Bosonic Strings is suitable for graduate students and researchers interested in the mathematics underlying string theory.

Titles in this series are co-published with International Press of Boston, Inc., Cambridge, MA.

Readership

Graduate students and research mathematicians interested in Riemannian geometry and global analysis; theoretical physicists interested in quantum field theory.

  • Chapters
  • Point particles
  • The Bosonic string
Review Copy – for publishers of book reviews
Accessibility – to request an alternate format of an AMS title
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