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dc.contributor.advisor Washington Taylor. en_US
dc.contributor.author Sigalov, Ilya en_US
dc.contributor.other Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Dept. of Physics. en_US
dc.date.accessioned 2007-11-16T14:24:27Z
dc.date.available 2007-11-16T14:24:27Z
dc.date.copyright 2006 en_US
dc.date.issued 2006 en_US
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/1721.1/39560
dc.description Thesis (Ph. D.)--Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Dept. of Physics, 2006. en_US
dc.description Includes bibliographical references (p. 115-127). en_US
dc.description.abstract In this thesis we study the D-brane physics in the context of Witten's cubic string field theory. We compute first few terms the low energy effective action for the non-abelian gauge field A, from Witten's action. We show that after the appropriate field redefinition which relates the string field theory variables to the worldsheet variables one obtains the correct Born-Infeld terms. We then compute the rolling tachyon solution in the context of string field theory. We show that after the appropriate field redefinition we obtain the rolling tachyon solution of Sen. en_US
dc.description.statementofresponsibility by Ilya Sigalov. en_US
dc.format.extent 127 p. en_US
dc.language.iso eng en_US
dc.publisher Massachusetts Institute of Technology en_US
dc.rights M.I.T. theses are protected by copyright. They may be viewed from this source for any purpose, but reproduction or distribution in any format is prohibited without written permission. See provided URL for inquiries about permission. en_US
dc.rights.uri http://dspace.mit.edu/handle/1721.1/7582
dc.subject Physics. en_US
dc.title D-branes and string field theory en_US
dc.type Thesis en_US
dc.description.degree Ph.D. en_US
dc.contributor.department Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Dept. of Physics. en_US
dc.identifier.oclc 174146579 en_US


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