## Description

The past decade has witnessed dramatic developments in the field of theoretical physics. This book is a comprehensive introduction to these recent developments. It contains a review of the Standard Model, which covers non-disruptive topics, and a discussion of great unified theories and magnetic monopoles.

Introduce the basics of supersymmetry and its phenomenology, and includes dynamics, breakdown of dynamic supersymmetry, and electromagnetic duality. The book then covers general relativity and big bang theory, and the basic problems of inflationary cosmologies before discussing the spectra of known string theories and the characteristics of their interactions.

The book also includes brief introductions to the Technicolor, additional large dimensions, and the Randall-Sundrum theory of warped spaces. This will be of great interest to graduates and researchers in the fields of particle theory, string theory, astrophysics and cosmology.

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