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Fall 2013
Nov 30, 2021
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PHYS 1970C - String Theory for Undergraduates
This course will concentrate on String Theory. It will be given at introductory/intermediate level with some review of the background material. Topics covered will include dynamical systems, symmetries and Noether’s Theorem; nonrelativistic strings; relativistic systems (particle and string); quantization, gauge fixing, Feynman’s sum over paths; electrostatic analogy; string in curved space-time; and supersymmetry. Some advanced topics will also be addressed, i.e., D-Branes and M-Theory. Recommended prerequisites: PHYS 0470 and 0500, or 0160.
1.000 Credit hours
1.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Graduate, Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Primary Meeting

Physics Department

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