I am trying to self-study string theory, beginning with Ibanez and Uranga (String Theory and Particle Physics). Unfortunately, the book contains no problems, so I'm not sure whether I am fully understanding the material.

Are there any pedagogical string theory problem sets, for a beginner, preferably with solutions, available on the web that would accompany my book? I.e. questions initially covering the quantization and symmetries of the Nambu-Goto and Polyakov actions, the wordsheet etc.


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  • $\begingroup$ Possible duplicate: physics.stackexchange.com/q/10325/2451 $\endgroup$ – Qmechanic Nov 20 '13 at 11:34
  • $\begingroup$ arxiv.org/abs/0812.4408 $\endgroup$ – user26143 Nov 20 '13 at 11:37
  • $\begingroup$ @user26143 thanks, unfortunately that solutions manual doesn't contain the questions themselves, and I don't have the Polchinski book. $\endgroup$ – innisfree Nov 20 '13 at 11:49
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    $\begingroup$ Zwiebach's book A First Course in String Theory has a lot of problems. $\endgroup$ – joshphysics Nov 20 '13 at 21:35

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