# 8.251 String Theory for Undergraduates, Spring 2005

## Highlights of this Course

## Course Description

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.

Technical Requirements

Software to view the .tex files on this course site can be accessed via the Comprehensive TeX Archive Network (CTAN) and the TeX Users Group Web site. Postscript viewer software, such as Ghostscript/Ghostview, can be used to view the .ps files found on this course site.