Strings and membranes

Bachelor thesis
Martin Groeneveld

With the use of the principle of least action the equation of motion of a relativistic particle can be derived. With the Nambu-Goto action, we are able to derive the equations of motion of higher dimensional objects such as strings and the classical membrane. There are several highly symmetric solutions of the classical membrane such as the string, the periodic pulsating spherical and cylindrical membrane and the pancake model.

Publication date: 
August, 2006