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Massive states of bosonic strings

Prins, H.J. (2008) Massive states of bosonic strings. Bachelor's Thesis, Physics.

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Some basic properties of the bosonic string theory are discussed. First the classical string theory is discussed and two different methods to quantise, the covariant approach and the light-cone gauge approach. Using the covariant approach one can get the whole amount of information about which states are possible at different massive levels, but only by tough calculations. The light-cone gauge approach is much easier to perform but does not give the whole amount of information. It is tried to find a new method which, only by comparing the dimensions of the representations, gives the same amount of information as the covariant approach, without doing the tough calculations. A method is found which succeeds for the lowest five massive levels but it is not proved that it will work in general. More investigation and more proofs are needed, but it can give some tools to analyse the massive states of bosonic strings.

Item Type: Thesis (Bachelor's Thesis)
Degree programme: Physics
Thesis type: Bachelor's Thesis
Language: English
Date Deposited: 15 Feb 2018 07:45
Last Modified: 15 Feb 2018 07:45

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