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Type: Thesis
Title: Effective actions and charges of D-branes in curved space-time / by P. Dawson.
Author: Dawson, Peter Dale
Issue Date: 2003
School/Discipline: Dept. of Physics and Mathematical Physics
Abstract: This thesis firstly investigates K-invariant and supersymmetric actions of D-branes in curved space-time. Following this, research into charges of D-branes in a group manifold are studied. In particular, the charge groups are determined for the symmetry preserving (or untwisted) D-branes on a compact, simple, connected, simply connected group manifold. The purpose of this research is to determine these charge groups in order that they can be compared to the charge groups predicted by twisted K-theory for D-branes in a group manifold, thus providing a future important check to the theorem that D-brane charges are determined by twisted K-theory, one of the most important recent ideas in string theory.
Dissertation Note: Thesis (Ph.D.)--University of Adelaide, Dept. of Physics and Mathematical Physics, 2003
Subject: String models.
Description: Bibliography: leaves 181-190.
190 leaves : ill. ; 30 cm.
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