Target Space Duality with Dilaton and Tachyon Field

by Ruszczycki, Blazej

Abstract (Summary)
We study the target space duality of classical two dimensional sigma models. The models with dilaton and tachyon field are analyzed. As a motivating example the historical electric-magnetic duality is presented. We review the construction of the duality transformation and the integrability conditions for the nonlinear sigma models with target spaces described by general metrics and antisymmetric two-forms. We generalize the formalism for the models whose actions contain the dilaton and tachyon field. For the dilaton field case it is required that the duality is a property solely of the target manifolds, independent of the world-sheet geometry. For both cases the duality transformation is established and the integrability conditions are calculated. The set of restrictions on geometrical data describing the models is obtained, the previously calculated condition on connections on target spaces is maintained in both cases.
Bibliographical Information:

Advisor:Orlando Alvarez; James Nearing; Rafael Nepomechie; Gregory Galloway

School:University of Miami

School Location:USA - Florida

Source Type:Master's Thesis

Keywords:physics arts sciences


Date of Publication:12/21/2007

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