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Download and read online Classical and Quantum Field Theory of Exactly Soluble Nonlinear Systems in PDF and EPUB Contents:Nonlinear Problems in 1 + 1 and Their LinearizationClassical Field Theory ModelsHamiltonian Formulation, Action-Angle Variables, Solitons, Classical Lattice Models and Lattice Approximants of Classical FieldsQuantization on a Lattice: Relationship Classical-QuantumQuantization on a Lattice: Simple Bose ModelsSpin 1/2 Lattice Systems Related to Nonlinear Bose Problems: Lattice FermionsQuantization in Continuum: Joint Bose-Fermi Spectral Problems in 1 + 1Quantum Meaning of Classical Field Theory for Fermi SystemsOn Infinite Constituent “Elementary” Systems: Canonical (Constituent) Quantization of Soliton FieldsTowards 1 + 3: Problems and Prospects Readership: Mathematical physicists and physicists. Keywords:Nonlinear Fields;Integrability;Solvable Models;Solitons;Continuum and Lattice Models;Quantization;Fermi Fields And Their Classical Counterparts;Relationship Classical-Quantum;Boson-Fermion Reciprocity (Bosonization)
Download and read online Quantization Classical and Quantum Field Theory and Theta Functions in PDF and EPUB This book is written by a well-known expert in classical algebraic geometry. Tyurin's research was specifically in explicit computations to vector bundles on algebraic varieties. This is the only available monograph written from his unique viewpoint. Ordinary (abelian) theta functions describe properties of moduli spaces of one-dimensional vector bundles on algebraic curves. Non-abelian theta functions, which are the main topic of this book, play a similar role in the study of higher-dimensional vector bundles. The book presents various aspects of the theory of non-abelian theta functions and the moduli spaces of vector bundles, including their applications to problems of quantization and to classical and quantum conformal field theories. The book is an important source of information for specialists in algebraic geometry and its applications to mathematical aspects of quantum field theory.
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Download and read online Towards the Mathematics of Quantum Field Theory in PDF and EPUB This ambitious and original book sets out to introduce to mathematicians (even including graduate students ) the mathematical methods of theoretical and experimental quantum field theory, with an emphasis on coordinate-free presentations of the mathematical objects in use. This in turn promotes the interaction between mathematicians and physicists by supplying a common and flexible language for the good of both communities, though mathematicians are the primary target. This reference work provides a coherent and complete mathematical toolbox for classical and quantum field theory, based on categorical and homotopical methods, representing an original contribution to the literature. The first part of the book introduces the mathematical methods needed to work with the physicists' spaces of fields, including parameterized and functional differential geometry, functorial analysis, and the homotopical geometric theory of non-linear partial differential equations, with applications to general gauge theories. The second part presents a large family of examples of classical field theories, both from experimental and theoretical physics, while the third part provides an introduction to quantum field theory, presents various renormalization methods, and discusses the quantization of factorization algebras.
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