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Becker, Becker, SchwarzSome standard sources:, String Theory and M-theory has a wide scope (from classical bosonic strings to BFSS Matrix theory (and a bit of Matrix string theory), and a bit about F-theory) and discusses the topics very intuitively. I've not read GSW, but I've heard that BBS is a modification to that (old) book. Can be downloaded from http://www.gen.lib.rus.ec (not a pirate).

McMahon String Theory Demystified has a rather wide scope but relatively less depth. Could once be downloaded from a pirate site, which no longer exists.

  • Both books by Schwarz -- GSW and BBS. BBS of course is more updated on recent developments, both books are quite in-depth short of reading original research directly.
  • Kaku, "Strings, Conformal fields and M-theory" is a mathematically rigorous course. Perhaps quite surprising for those readers only with experience with Kaku the populariser.
  • McMahon's "String theory demystified" is not exactly the most insightful or in-depth book, but it's broad, and can be used as a general list of stuff to study in the theory.

MohauptLecture notes I've looked at -- Introduction to String Theory has a limited scope and depth, but covers the gravitational implications of string theory rather deeply. Can be downloaded here: http://arxiv.org/abs/hep-th/0207249v1.pdf

  • Mohaupt has a limited scope and depth, but covers the gravitational implications.
  • Wray
  • Szabo

Kaku Strings, Conformal fields, and M-theory is an extremely rigorous, rather unintuitive, rather wide and deep, source Also for learning string field theory.

Two More Sources


http://math.berkeley.edu/~kwray/papers/string_theory.pdf

http://arxiv.org/pdf/hep-th/0207142v1.pdf

For String Field Theory


I am planning to read -- this[1] lecture notes with a, supposedly better (PDF only, no abstract page) version  at here[2] [PDF].  

P.S.


Oh, and by the way, you may also be interested in this still-under-construction wiki I've started recently.

Also, theseShiraz Minwala's lectures by Shiraz Minwala were-- suggested by Larry Harson in the comments.

The Best Sources


Becker, Becker, Schwarz, String Theory and M-theory has a wide scope (from classical bosonic strings to BFSS Matrix theory (and a bit of Matrix string theory), and a bit about F-theory) and discusses the topics very intuitively. I've not read GSW, but I've heard that BBS is a modification to that (old) book. Can be downloaded from http://www.gen.lib.rus.ec (not a pirate).

McMahon String Theory Demystified has a rather wide scope but relatively less depth. Could once be downloaded from a pirate site, which no longer exists.

Mohaupt Introduction to String Theory has a limited scope and depth, but covers the gravitational implications of string theory rather deeply. Can be downloaded here: http://arxiv.org/abs/hep-th/0207249v1.pdf

Kaku Strings, Conformal fields, and M-theory is an extremely rigorous, rather unintuitive, rather wide and deep, source for learning string theory.

Two More Sources


http://math.berkeley.edu/~kwray/papers/string_theory.pdf

http://arxiv.org/pdf/hep-th/0207142v1.pdf

For String Field Theory


I am planning to read this lecture notes with a supposedly better (PDF only, no abstract page) version  here.  

P.S.


Oh, and by the way, you may also be interested in this still-under-construction wiki I've started recently.

Also, these lectures by Shiraz Minwala were suggested by Larry Harson in the comments.

Some standard sources:

  • Both books by Schwarz -- GSW and BBS. BBS of course is more updated on recent developments, both books are quite in-depth short of reading original research directly.
  • Kaku, "Strings, Conformal fields and M-theory" is a mathematically rigorous course. Perhaps quite surprising for those readers only with experience with Kaku the populariser.
  • McMahon's "String theory demystified" is not exactly the most insightful or in-depth book, but it's broad, and can be used as a general list of stuff to study in the theory.

Lecture notes I've looked at --

  • Mohaupt has a limited scope and depth, but covers the gravitational implications.
  • Wray
  • Szabo

Also for string field theory -- [1], supposedly better version at [2] [PDF].

Shiraz Minwala's lectures -- suggested by Larry Harson in the comments.

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Becker, Becker, Schwarz, String Theory and M-theory has a wide scope (from classical bosonic strings to BFSS Matrix theory (and a bit of Matrix string theory), and a bit about F-theory) and discusses the topics very intuitively. I've not read GSW, but I've heard that BBS is a modification to that (old) book. Can be downloaded from http://www.gen.lib.rus.ec (not a pirate).

McMahon String Theory Demystified has a rather wide scope but relatively less depth. Could once be downloaded from a pirate site, which no longer exists.

Mohaupt Introduction to String Theory has a limited scope and depth, but covers the gravitational implications of string theory rather deeply. Can be downloaded here: http://arxiv.org/abs/hep-th/0207249v1.pdf

Kaku Strings, Conformal fields, and M-theory is an extremely rigorous, rather unintuitive, rather wide and deep, source for learning string theory.

TWO MORE SOURCESTwo More Sources


http://math.berkeley.edu/~kwray/papers/string_theory.pdf

http://arxiv.org/pdf/hep-th/0207142v1.pdf

FOR STRING FIELD THEORYFor String Field Theory


I am planning to read this lecture notes with a supposedly better (PDF only, no abstract page) version here.

P.S.


Oh, and by the way, you may also be interested in this still-under-construction wiki I've started recently.

Also, these lectures by Shiraz Minwala were suggested by Larry Harson in the comments.

THE BEST SOURCES


Becker, Becker, Schwarz, String Theory and M-theory has a wide scope (from classical bosonic strings to BFSS Matrix theory (and a bit of Matrix string theory), and a bit about F-theory) and discusses the topics very intuitively. I've not read GSW, but I've heard that BBS is a modification to that (old) book. Can be downloaded from http://www.gen.lib.rus.ec (not a pirate).

McMahon String Theory Demystified has a rather wide scope but relatively less depth. Could once be downloaded from a pirate site, which no longer exists.

Mohaupt Introduction to String Theory has a limited scope and depth, but covers the gravitational implications of string theory rather deeply. Can be downloaded here: http://arxiv.org/abs/hep-th/0207249v1.pdf

Kaku Strings, Conformal fields, and M-theory is an extremely rigorous, rather unintuitive, rather wide and deep, source for learning string theory.

TWO MORE SOURCES


http://math.berkeley.edu/~kwray/papers/string_theory.pdf

http://arxiv.org/pdf/hep-th/0207142v1.pdf

FOR STRING FIELD THEORY


I am planning to read this lecture notes with a supposedly better (PDF only, no abstract page) version here.

P.S.


Oh, and by the way, you may also be interested in this still-under-construction wiki I've started recently.

Also, these lectures by Shiraz Minwala were suggested by Larry Harson in the comments.

The Best Sources


Becker, Becker, Schwarz, String Theory and M-theory has a wide scope (from classical bosonic strings to BFSS Matrix theory (and a bit of Matrix string theory), and a bit about F-theory) and discusses the topics very intuitively. I've not read GSW, but I've heard that BBS is a modification to that (old) book. Can be downloaded from http://www.gen.lib.rus.ec (not a pirate).

McMahon String Theory Demystified has a rather wide scope but relatively less depth. Could once be downloaded from a pirate site, which no longer exists.

Mohaupt Introduction to String Theory has a limited scope and depth, but covers the gravitational implications of string theory rather deeply. Can be downloaded here: http://arxiv.org/abs/hep-th/0207249v1.pdf

Kaku Strings, Conformal fields, and M-theory is an extremely rigorous, rather unintuitive, rather wide and deep, source for learning string theory.

Two More Sources


http://math.berkeley.edu/~kwray/papers/string_theory.pdf

http://arxiv.org/pdf/hep-th/0207142v1.pdf

For String Field Theory


I am planning to read this lecture notes with a supposedly better (PDF only, no abstract page) version here.

P.S.


Oh, and by the way, you may also be interested in this still-under-construction wiki I've started recently.

Also, these lectures by Shiraz Minwala were suggested by Larry Harson in the comments.

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THE BEST SOURCES


Becker, Becker, Schwarz, String Theory and M-theory has a wide scope (from classical bosonic strings to BFSS Matrix theory (and a bit of Matrix string theory), and a bit about F-theory) and discusses the topics very intuitively. I've not read GSW, but I've heard that BBS is a modification to that (old) book. Can be downloaded from http://www.gen.lib.rus.ec (not a pirate).

McMahon String Theory Demystified has a rather wide scope but relatively less depth. Could once be downloaded from a pirate site, which no longer exists.

Mohaupt Introduction to String Theory has a limited scope and depth, but covers the gravitational implications of string theory rather deeply. Can be downloaded here: http://arxiv.org/abs/hep-th/0207249v1.pdf

Kaku Strings, Conformal fields, and M-theory is an extremely rigorous, rather unintuitive, rather wide and deep, source for learning string theory.

TWO MORE SOURCES


http://math.berkeley.edu/~kwray/papers/string_theory.pdf

http://arxiv.org/pdf/hep-th/0207142v1.pdf

FOR STRING FIELD THEORY


I am planning to read this lecture notes with a supposedly better (PDF only, no abstract page) version here.

P.S.


Oh, and by the way, you may also be interested in this still-under-construction wiki I've started recently.

OhAlso, andthese lectures by Shiraz Minwala were suggested by the way, you may also be interestedLarry Harson in this still-under-construction wiki I've started recentlythe comments.   

THE BEST SOURCES


Becker, Becker, Schwarz, String Theory and M-theory has a wide scope (from classical bosonic strings to BFSS Matrix theory (and a bit of Matrix string theory), and a bit about F-theory) and discusses the topics very intuitively. I've not read GSW, but I've heard that BBS is a modification to that (old) book. Can be downloaded from http://www.gen.lib.rus.ec (not a pirate).

McMahon String Theory Demystified has a rather wide scope but relatively less depth. Could once be downloaded from a pirate site, which no longer exists.

Mohaupt Introduction to String Theory has a limited scope and depth, but covers the gravitational implications of string theory rather deeply. Can be downloaded here: http://arxiv.org/abs/hep-th/0207249v1.pdf

Kaku Strings, Conformal fields, and M-theory is an extremely rigorous, rather unintuitive, rather wide and deep, source for learning string theory.

TWO MORE SOURCES


http://math.berkeley.edu/~kwray/papers/string_theory.pdf

http://arxiv.org/pdf/hep-th/0207142v1.pdf

FOR STRING FIELD THEORY


I am planning to read this lecture notes with a supposedly better (PDF only, no abstract page) version here.

P.S.


Oh, and by the way, you may also be interested in this still-under-construction wiki I've started recently.  

THE BEST SOURCES


Becker, Becker, Schwarz, String Theory and M-theory has a wide scope (from classical bosonic strings to BFSS Matrix theory (and a bit of Matrix string theory), and a bit about F-theory) and discusses the topics very intuitively. I've not read GSW, but I've heard that BBS is a modification to that (old) book. Can be downloaded from http://www.gen.lib.rus.ec (not a pirate).

McMahon String Theory Demystified has a rather wide scope but relatively less depth. Could once be downloaded from a pirate site, which no longer exists.

Mohaupt Introduction to String Theory has a limited scope and depth, but covers the gravitational implications of string theory rather deeply. Can be downloaded here: http://arxiv.org/abs/hep-th/0207249v1.pdf

Kaku Strings, Conformal fields, and M-theory is an extremely rigorous, rather unintuitive, rather wide and deep, source for learning string theory.

TWO MORE SOURCES


http://math.berkeley.edu/~kwray/papers/string_theory.pdf

http://arxiv.org/pdf/hep-th/0207142v1.pdf

FOR STRING FIELD THEORY


I am planning to read this lecture notes with a supposedly better (PDF only, no abstract page) version here.

P.S.


Oh, and by the way, you may also be interested in this still-under-construction wiki I've started recently.

Also, these lectures by Shiraz Minwala were suggested by Larry Harson in the comments.  

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