D-branes and string field theory
Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Dept. of Physics.
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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.
Thesis (Ph. D.)--Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Dept. of Physics, 2006.Includes bibliographical references (p. 115-127).
DepartmentMassachusetts Institute of Technology. Dept. of Physics.
Massachusetts Institute of Technology