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The momentum in the fifth direction is quantized. e. 5). 1) is a superposition of all Fourier modes the four dimensional description contains an infinite Kaluza-Klein tower of massive four dimensional fields (depending only on the xµ ). There are two limits to be discussed. The decompactification limit is R → ∞. 5) vanish. The four dimensional description breaks down. The other limit is R → 0 (or the compactification radius becomes much shorter than the experimental distance resolution). 5) become infinite except for n = 0.

3). Thus the couplings and hence the beta functions are not unique. But actually we will be not just interested in vanishing beta functions. This would ensure only global scale invariance. The requirement of Weyl invariance is more strict and will fix the arbitrariness. In order to compute the beta functions, we need to fix the worldsheet diffeomorphisms. We leave the explicit form of the fixed metric γαβ unspecified. The gauge fixing procedure introduces ghosts, the diffeomorphism invariance is replaced by BRST invariance.

3 correponds to two incoming strings joining into one string which in turn splits into two outgoing strings. In that sense it contains two vertices. Analogously the second diagram contains four vertices and so on. Assigning to each vertex one power of the string coupling gs , this gives a formal 2. Perturbative expansion and effective actions + 37 +... 3: Perturbative expansion of the four point function in a string computation power series A= ∞ n=0 gs2n+2 A(n) . 1) This power series can be truncated after the first contributions as long as gs 1.