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SiegelReading & homework for F'21Fields v4Some previous semesters 
String theory is a vast subject, so it is not possible to cover all areas. We give simple introductions to the main areas; the lectures are selfcontained. We do not use phrases like "It can be shown that...", but rather do all derivations and calculations explicitly.
This year we will begin teaching another revised version of the string course. As such, the following is a tentative description, subject to revision.
First semester  Second semester 



ItMTP  Fields  

Dirac equation  15  IC1, IIB2 
classical YangMills  50  IIIC1 
basic general relativity: tensors & Einstein's equations  16  IC2, IXA, IXB2 