Conformal mapping and string scattering

String Theory (Fall, 2010)

November 8, 2010


Professor Susskind develops the concept of conformal mapping, which can be used to dramatically simplify the solution of the 2 dimensional Laplace equation encountered in Lecture 7.   In this case the 2 dimensions correspond to the world sheet traced out by strings when scattering.

  • Conformal maps and analytic functions
  • Analytic functions produce conformal maps
  • Linear fractional mapping
  • String scattering concepts