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Linear sigma model toolshed for D-brane physics

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DOI: 10.1088/1126-6708/2001/10/002
arXiv ID: hep-th/0104100
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Building on earlier work, we construct linear sigma models for strings on curved spaces in the presence of branes. Our models include an extremely general class of brane-worldvolume gauge field configurations. We explain in an accessible manner the mathematical ideas which suggest appropriate worldsheet interactions for generating a given open string background. This construction provides an explanation for the appearance of the derived category in D-brane physics complementary to that of recent work of Douglas.

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