# Problem 14.4b2

Closed string degeneracies | A First Course in String Theory

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(b) State the values of $\alpha' M^2$ and give the separate degeneracies of bosons and fermions for the first five mass levels of the type IIA closed superstrings. Would the answer have the different for type IIB?

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Type IIB closed superstrings

Equation (14.85)

$(NS+, NS+), (NS+, R-), (R-, NS+), (R-, R-)$

— Me@2015.09.16 06:08 AM: Should be the same. But I am not sure whether I have missed something.

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$f_{NS+}(x) = 8 + 128 \, x + 1152 \, x^{2} + 7680 \, x^{3} + 42112 \, x^{4} + ...$

$f_{R-}(x) = 8 + 128 x + 1152 x^{2} + 7680 x^{3} + 42112 x^{4} + ...$

$f_{NS-}(x) = \frac{1}{\sqrt{x}} + 36 \sqrt{x} + 402 x^{\frac{3}{2}} + 3064 x^{\frac{5}{2}} + ...$

$f_{R+}(x) = 8 + 128 x + 1152 x^{2} + 7680 x^{3} + 42112 x^{4} + ...$

— Me@2018-07-14 09:41:10 PM

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