Real Classical Strings

Hughston, L P and Shaw, W T. 1987. Real Classical Strings. Proceedings of the Royal Society of London. A. Mathematical and Physical Sciences, 414(1847), pp. 415-422. ISSN 0080-4630 [Article]

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A general solution is constructed for the equations of motion of the classical relativistic string. All allowable string configurations are encompassed, apart from a special set of measure zero characterized by the vanishing of a certain invariant for which the motion of the string is restricted to a time-like hyperplane. The solution is given in terms of an essentially freely specifiable curve lying in the hypersurface PN, the space of ‘null twistors’.

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8 December 1987Published

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