Very densive content, requires complementary books like Polchinski and Barton.
All-in-all I believe this book not only provides a great introduction, it also provides an excellent treatment of some of the more advanced topics in string theory.
The great strength of this work, for me, was the clear and concise explanations of the material.
Good hard-cover book. Very densive content, requires complementary books like Polchinski and Barton. However it contains
almost all the topics in strings theory.
The book seems to be very well organized and although it requires some knowledge of quantum field theory and general relativity it is quite accessible. Read morePublished on March 24, 2010 by Magnus Kullberg
I approach the subject from a mathematical direction having been greatly interested in the fact that historically speaking, string theory has been evolving backwards and still... Read morePublished on November 1, 2008 by Mark Arjomandi
I have read "Theory of Everything" and understood the technical elements of physics by Brian Greene. Becker2,Schwarz are math professors first. Reader beware. Read morePublished on February 9, 2008 by Marc A. Meiaser
String theory has been criticized since it was first invented but not to the degree that it has now, this criticism mostly focusing on its failure to connect with observation. Read morePublished on April 21, 2007 by Dr. Lee D. Carlson
This is a fabulous excursion into a world inhabited by all sorts of mythical creatures: Calabi-Yau 3-folds, D-branes, orbifolds, ten and eleven-dimensional backgrounds,... Read morePublished on January 29, 2007 by The Oracle