Academic Catalog


Course Code: 2300485
METU Credit (Theoretical-Laboratory hours/week): 3(3-0)
ECTS Credit: 5.0
Department: Physics
Language of Instruction: English
Level of Study: Undergraduate
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Offered Semester: Fall Semesters.
Prerequisite: Set 1: 2300300 , 2300334
Set 2: 2300300 , 2300331
Set 3: 2300300 , 5670224
One of the sets above should be completed before taking PHYS485 STRING THEORY I .

Course Content

Review of special relativity and electromagnetism, relativistic point particle, relativistic strings, Nambu-Goto action, string parameterization and classical motion, world-sheet currents, light-cone gauge formulation of particles, fields and strins. Quantization of the relativistic point particle, open and closed strings in the light-cone gauge. Aspects of covariant quantization.