Fermionic strings and path integrals

String Theory (Fall, 2010)

November 1, 2010

Fermionic strings with Fermionic mass points are introduced.   Now there are both spacelike oscillations as well as spin oscillations.    The notion of a world sheet, traced out by a string over time, is introduced.   Path integrals are defined with respect to the world sheet and lead to the Laplace equation.

  • The ground state of Fermionic strings
  • The action for a string
  • Path integral review
  • Path integrals in string theory lead to the Laplace equation