A Mathematical Introduction to String Theory: Variational Problems, Geometric and Probabilistic Methods (London Mathematical Society Lecture Note Series 225) by Sergio Albeverio, Jurgen Jost, Sylvie Paycha and Sergio Scarlatti
English | 1997 | ISBN: 0521556104 | ISBN-13: 9780521556101 | 144 pages | PDF | 5,5 MB
Classical string theory is concerned with the propagation of classical one-dimensional curves, i.e. "strings", and has connections to the calculus of variations, minimal surfaces and harmonic maps. The quantization of string theory gives rise to problems in different areas, according to the method used. The representation theory of Lie, Kac-Moody and Virasoro algebras has been used for such quantization.