Prof. Barton Zwiebach
Prof. Alan Guth
This course introduces string theory to undergraduate and is based upon Prof. Zwiebach's textbook entitled A First Course in String Theory. Since string theory is quantum mechanics of a relativistic string, the foundations of the subject can be explained to students exposed to both special relativity and basic quantum mechanics. This course develops the aspects of string theory and makes it accessible to students familiar with basic electromagnetism and statistical mechanics.
Zwiebach, Barton, and Alan Guth. 8.251 String Theory for Undergraduates, Spring 2007. (MIT OpenCourseWare: Massachusetts Institute of Technology), http://ocw.mit.edu/courses/physics/8-251-string-theory-for-undergraduates-spring-2007 (Accessed). License: Creative Commons BY-NC-SA