Mathematics of Quantization and Quantum Fields

Author: Jan Dereziński,Christian Gérard

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 1107011116

Category: Science

Page: 674

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A unique and definitive review of mathematical aspects of quantization and quantum field theory for graduate students and researchers.
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Mathematical Aspects of Quantum Field Theory

Author: Edson de Faria,Welington de Melo

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 1139489801

Category: Science

Page: N.A

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Over the last century quantum field theory has made a significant impact on the formulation and solution of mathematical problems and inspired powerful advances in pure mathematics. However, most accounts are written by physicists, and mathematicians struggle to find clear definitions and statements of the concepts involved. This graduate-level introduction presents the basic ideas and tools from quantum field theory to a mathematical audience. Topics include classical and quantum mechanics, classical field theory, quantization of classical fields, perturbative quantum field theory, renormalization, and the standard model. The material is also accessible to physicists seeking a better understanding of the mathematical background, providing the necessary tools from differential geometry on such topics as connections and gauge fields, vector and spinor bundles, symmetries and group representations.
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Geometry and Quantum Field Theory

Author: Daniel S. Freed,Karen K. Uhlenbeck,American Mathematical Society,Institute for Advanced Study (Princeton, N.J.)

Publisher: American Mathematical Soc.

ISBN: 9780821886830

Category: Science

Page: 459

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The first title in a new series, this book explores topics from classical and quantum mechanics and field theory. The material is presented at a level between that of a textbook and research papers making it ideal for graduate students. The book provides an entree into a field that promises to remain exciting and important for years to come.
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Towards the Mathematics of Quantum Field Theory

Author: Frédéric Paugam

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 3319045644

Category: Science

Page: 487

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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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Quantum Mechanics and Quantum Field Theory

A Mathematical Primer

Author: Jonathan Dimock

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 1139497480

Category: Science

Page: N.A

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Explaining the concepts of quantum mechanics and quantum field theory in a precise mathematical language, this textbook is an ideal introduction for graduate students in mathematics, helping to prepare them for further studies in quantum physics. The textbook covers topics that are central to quantum physics: non-relativistic quantum mechanics, quantum statistical mechanics, relativistic quantum mechanics and quantum field theory. There is also background material on analysis, classical mechanics, relativity and probability. Each topic is explored through a statement of basic principles followed by simple examples. Around 100 problems throughout the textbook help readers develop their understanding.
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Quantization, Classical and Quantum Field Theory, and Theta Functions

Author: Andrej Tyurin

Publisher: American Mathematical Soc.

ISBN: 0821832409

Category: Science

Page: 136

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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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Quantum Field Theory for Mathematicians

Author: Robin Ticciati,Robin (Maharishi University of Management Ticciati, Iowa)

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521632652

Category: Mathematics

Page: 699

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This should be a useful reference for anybody with an interest in quantum theory.
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Mathematical Concepts of Quantum Mechanics

Author: Stephen J. Gustafson,Israel Michael Sigal

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 3642557295

Category: Mathematics

Page: 253

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The book gives a streamlined introduction to quantum mechanics and describes the basic mathematical structures underpinning it. From the reviews: "This book is an introduction to the mathematics of quantum mechanics....The strength of the book is where it shows how the mathematical treatment of quantum mechanics brings insights to physics....It will be useful to the experienced reader as a guide to the impressive recent advances in mathematical quantum mechanics." --SIAM REVIEW
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Analysis On Fock Spaces And Mathematical Theory Of Quantum Fields: An Introduction To Mathematical Analysis Of Quantum Fields

Author: Arai Asao

Publisher: World Scientific

ISBN: 9813207132

Category: Science

Page: 892

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This book provides a comprehensive introduction to Fock space theory and its applications to mathematical quantum field theory. The first half of the book, Part I, is devoted to detailed descriptions of analysis on abstract Fock spaces (full Fock space, boson Fock space, fermion Fock space and boson-fermion Fock space). It includes the mathematics of second quantization, representation theory of canonical commutation relations and canonical anti-commutation relations, Bogoliubov transformations, infinite-dimensional Dirac operators and supersymmetric quantum field in an abstract form. The second half of the book, Part II, covers applications of the mathematical theories in Part I to quantum field theory. Four kinds of free quantum fields are constructed and detailed analyses are made. A simple interacting quantum field model, called the van Hove model, is fully analyzed in an abstract form. Moreover, a list of interacting quantum field models is presented and a short description to each model is given. To graduate students in mathematics or physics who are interested in the mathematical aspects of quantum field theory, this book is a good introductory text. It is also well suited for self-study and will provide readers a firm foundation of knowledge and mathematical techniques for reading more advanced books and current research articles in the field of mathematical analysis on quantum fields. Also, numerous problems are added to aid readers to develop a deeper understanding of the field. Contents: Linear Operators on Hilbert SpaceTensor Product of Hilbert SpacesTensor Product of Linear Operators on Hilbert SpacesFull Fock SpaceBoson Fock SpaceFermion Fock SpaceBoson-Fermion Fock SpaceTheory of Infinite-Dimensional Dirac Operators and Abstract Supersymmetric Quantum Fields General Theory of Quantum FieldsQuantum de Broglie FieldQuantum Klein–Gordon FieldQuantum Radiation FieldQuantum Dirac Fieldvan Hove ModelOverview of Interacting Quantum Field Models Readership: Advanced undergraduate and graduate students in mathematics or physics, mathematicians and mathematical physicists. Keywords: Fock Space;Second Quantization;Canonical Commutation Relation;Canonical Anti-Commutation Relation;Quantum Field;Bose Field;Fermi Field;Dirac Operator;Supersymmetry;Supersymmetric Quantum Field; Quantum Electrodynamics;van Hove ModelReview: Key Features: Detailed description of the theory of Fock spaces including full Fock spaces, boson Fock spaces, fermion Fock spaces and boson-fermion Fock spacesNew topics are included, such as the theory of infinite dimensional Dirac operators and an abstract supersymmetric quantum field theory, which have been originally developed by the authorDetailed treatment of mathematical constructions of free quantum field models as well as a simple interacting model
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Geometric Analysis and Applications to Quantum Field Theory

Author: Peter Bouwknegt,Siye Wu

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9780817642877

Category: Mathematics

Page: 207

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In the last decade there has been an extraordinary confluence of ideas in mathematics and theoretical physics brought about by pioneering discoveries in geometry and analysis. The various chapters in this volume, treating the interface of geometric analysis and mathematical physics, represent current research interests. No suitable succinct account of the material is available elsewhere. Key topics include: * A self-contained derivation of the partition function of Chern- Simons gauge theory in the semiclassical approximation (D.H. Adams) * Algebraic and geometric aspects of the Knizhnik-Zamolodchikov equations in conformal field theory (P. Bouwknegt) * Application of the representation theory of loop groups to simple models in quantum field theory and to certain integrable systems (A.L. Carey and E. Langmann) * A study of variational methods in Hermitian geometry from the viewpoint of the critical points of action functionals together with physical backgrounds (A. Harris) * A review of monopoles in nonabelian gauge theories (M.K. Murray) * Exciting developments in quantum cohomology (Y. Ruan) * The physics origin of Seiberg-Witten equations in 4-manifold theory (S. Wu) Graduate students, mathematicians and mathematical physicists in the above-mentioned areas will benefit from the user-friendly introductory style of each chapter as well as the comprehensive bibliographies provided for each topic. Prerequisite knowledge is minimal since sufficient background material motivates each chapter.
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Quantum Theory

A Mathematical Approach

Author: Peter Bongaarts

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 3319095617

Category: Science

Page: 445

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This book was inspired by the general observation that the great theories of modern physics are based on simple and transparent underlying mathematical structures – a fact not usually emphasized in standard physics textbooks – which makes it easy for mathematicians to understand their basic features. It is a textbook on quantum theory intended for advanced undergraduate or graduate students: mathematics students interested in modern physics, and physics students who are interested in the mathematical background of physics and are dissatisfied with the level of rigor in standard physics courses. More generally, it offers a valuable resource for all mathematicians interested in modern physics, and all physicists looking for a higher degree of mathematical precision with regard to the basic concepts in their field.
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Geometric Methods for Quantum Field Theory

Proceedings of the Summer School : Villa de Leyva, Colombia, 12-30 July 1999

Author: Hernan Ocampo,Sylvie Paycha,Andres Reyes

Publisher: World Scientific

ISBN: 9812810579

Category: Electronic books

Page: 528

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Both mathematics and mathematical physics have many active areas of research where the interplay between geometry and quantum field theory has proved extremely fruitful. Duality, gauge field theory, geometric quantization, SeibergOCoWitten theory, spectral properties and families of Dirac operators, and the geometry of loop groups offer some striking recent examples of modern topics which stand on the borderline between geometry and analysis on the one hand and quantum field theory on the other, where the physicist''s and the mathematician''s perspective complement each other, leading to new mathematical and physical concepts and results. This volume introduces the reader to some basic mathematical and physical tools and methods required to follow the recent developments in some active areas of mathematical physics, including duality, gauge field theory, geometric quantization, Seiberg-Witten theory, spectral properties and families of Dirac operators, and the geometry of loop groups. It comprises seven self-contained lectures, which should progressively give the reader a precise idea of some of the techniques used in these areas, as well as a few short communications presented by young participants at the school. Contents: Lectures: Introduction to Differentiable Manifolds and Symplectic Geometry (T Wurzbacher); Spectral Properties of the Dirac Operator and Geometrical Structures (O Hijazi); Quantum Theory of Fermion Systems: Topics Between Physics and Mathematics (E Langmann); Heat Equation and Spectral Geometry. Introduction for Beginners (K Wojciechowski); Renormalized Traces as a Geometric Tool (S Paycha); Concepts in Gauge Theory Leading to Electric-Magnetic Duality (T S Tsun); An Introduction to Seiberg-Witten Theory (H Ocampo); Short Communications: Remarks on Duality, Analytical Torsion and Gaussian Integration in Antisymmetric Field Theories (A Cardona); Multiplicative Anomaly for the e-Regularized Determinant (C Ducourtioux); On Cohomogeneity One Riemannian Manifolds (S M B Kashani); A Differentiable Calculus on the Space of Loops and Connections (M Reiris); Quantum Hall Conductivity and Topological Invariants (A Reyes); Determinant of the Dirac Operator Over the Interval [0, ] (F Torres-Ardila). Readership: Mathematicians and physicists."
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Lectures on Quantum Mechanics

Author: Paul A. M. Dirac

Publisher: Courier Corporation

ISBN: 0486320286

Category: Science

Page: 96

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Four concise, brilliant lectures on mathematical methods in quantum mechanics from Nobel Prize–winning quantum pioneer build on idea of visualizing quantum theory through the use of classical mechanics.
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Quantum Field Theory and Topology

Author: Albert S. Schwarz

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9783540547532

Category: Mathematics

Page: 276

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In recent years topology has firmly established itself as an important part of the physicist's mathematical arsenal. It has many applications, first of all in quantum field theory, but increasingly also in other areas of physics. The main focus of this book is on the results of quantum field theory that are obtained by topological methods. Some aspects of the theory of condensed matter are also discussed. Part I is an introduction to quantum field theory: it discusses the basic Lagrangians used in the theory of elementary particles. Part II is devoted to the applications of topology to quantum field theory. Part III covers the necessary mathematical background in summary form. The book is aimed at physicists interested in applications of topology to physics and at mathematicians wishing to familiarize themselves with quantum field theory and the mathematical methods used in this field. It is accessible to graduate students in physics and mathematics.
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Quantum Field Theory and Gravity

Conceptual and Mathematical Advances in the Search for a Unified Framework

Author: Felix Finster,Olaf Müller,Marc Nardmann,Jürgen Tolksdorf,Eberhard Zeidler

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 3034800436

Category: Mathematics

Page: 382

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One of the most challenging problems of contemporary theoretical physics is the mathematically rigorous construction of a theory which describes gravitation and the other fundamental physical interactions within a common framework. The physical ideas which grew from attempts to develop such a theory require highly advanced mathematical methods and radically new physical concepts. This book presents different approaches to a rigorous unified description of quantum fields and gravity. It contains a carefully selected cross-section of lively discussions which took place in autumn 2010 at the fifth conference "Quantum field theory and gravity - Conceptual and mathematical advances in the search for a unified framework" in Regensburg, Germany. In the tradition of the other proceedings covering this series of conferences, a special feature of this book is the exposition of a wide variety of approaches, with the intention to facilitate a comparison. The book is mainly addressed to mathematicians and physicists who are interested in fundamental questions of mathematical physics. It allows the reader to obtain a broad and up-to-date overview of a fascinating active research area.
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Quantum Field Theory

A Tourist Guide for Mathematicians

Author: G. B. Folland

Publisher: American Mathematical Soc.

ISBN: 0821847058

Category: Mathematics

Page: 325

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Quantum field theory has been a great success for physics, but it is difficult for mathematicians to learn because it is mathematically incomplete. Folland, who is a mathematician, has spent considerable time digesting the physical theory and sorting out the mathematical issues in it. Fortunately for mathematicians, Folland is a gifted expositor. The purpose of this book is to present the elements of quantum field theory, with the goal of understanding the behavior of elementary particles rather than building formal mathematical structures, in a form that will be comprehensible to mathematicians. Rigorous definitions and arguments are presented as far as they are available, but the text proceeds on a more informal level when necessary, with due care in identifying the difficulties. The book begins with a review of classical physics and quantum mechanics, then proceeds through the construction of free quantum fields to the perturbation-theoretic development of interacting field theory and renormalization theory, with emphasis on quantum electrodynamics. The final two chapters present the functional integral approach and the elements of gauge field theory, including the Salam-Weinberg model of electromagnetic and weak interactions.
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Non-Perturbative Quantum Field Theory

Mathematical Aspects and Applications

Author: Jürg Fröhlich

Publisher: World Scientific

ISBN: 9814506567

Category:

Page: 854

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Compiled to illustrate the recent history of Quantum Field Theory and its trends, this collection of selected reprints by Jürg Fröhlich, a leading theoretician in the field, is a comprehensive guide of the more mathematical aspects of the subject. Results and methods of the past fifteen years are reviewed. The analytical methods employed are non-perturbative and, for the larger part, mathematically rigorous. Most articles are review articles surveying certain important developments in quantum field theory and guiding the reader towards the original literature. The volume begins with a comprehensive introduction by Jürg Fröhlich. The theory of phase transitions and continuous symmetry breaking is reviewed in the first section. The second section discusses the non-perturbative quantization of topological solitons. The third section is devoted to the study of gauge fields. A paper on the triviality of λϖ4 — theory in four and more dimensions is found in the fourth section, while the fifth contains two articles on “random geometry”. The sixth and final part addresses topics in low-dimensional quantum field theory, including braid statistics, two-dimensional conformal field theory and an application to condensed matter theory. Contents:Phase Transitions and Continuous Symmetry BreakingNon-Perturbative Quantization of Topological SolitonsGauge Theories, including (the Infrared Problem in) Quantum ElectrodynamicsTriviality of λϖ4Low-Dimensional QFT: Two-Dimensional Conformal Field Theory, Three-Dimensional (Gauge) Theories Readership: Mathematical physicists, theoretical physicists and mathematicians. keywords:Selected Works;Conformal Field Theory;Lattice Gauge Theory;Non-Perturbative Quantum Field Theory;R Israel;E H Lieb;B Simon;T Spencer “These papers contain much that was original, but, perhaps more significantly for a collection, they provide a remarkable overview of a large body of work.” Mathematical Reviews
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Quantum Field Theory in Curved Spacetime

Quantized Fields and Gravity

Author: Leonard Parker,David Toms

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 0521877873

Category: Science

Page: 455

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Suitable for graduate students, this book develops quantum field theory in curved spacetime in a pedagogical style.
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A Mathematical Introduction to Conformal Field Theory

Author: Martin Schottenloher

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 3540686258

Category: Science

Page: 249

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The first part of this book gives a self-contained and mathematically rigorous exposition of classical conformal symmetry in n dimensions and its quantization in two dimensions. The second part surveys some more advanced topics of conformal field theory.
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Mathematical Quantization

Author: Nik Weaver

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 1420036238

Category: Science

Page: 296

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With a unique approach and presenting an array of new and intriguing topics, Mathematical Quantization offers a survey of operator algebras and related structures from the point of view that these objects are quantizations of classical mathematical structures. This approach makes possible, with minimal mathematical detail, a unified treatment of a variety of topics. Detailed here for the first time, the fundamental idea of mathematical quantization is that sets are replaced by Hilbert spaces. Building on this idea, and most importantly on the fact that scalar-valued functions on a set correspond to operators on a Hilbert space, one can determine quantum analogs of a variety of classical structures. In particular, because topologies and measure classes on a set can be treated in terms of scalar-valued functions, we can transfer these constructions to the quantum realm, giving rise to C*- and von Neumann algebras. In the first half of the book, the author quickly builds the operator algebra setting. He uses this as a unifying theme in the second half, in which he treats several active research topics, some for the first time in book form. These include the quantum plane and tori, operator spaces, Hilbert modules, Lipschitz algebras, and quantum groups. For graduate students, Mathematical Quantization offers an ideal introduction to a research area of great current interest. For professionals in operator algebras and functional analysis, it provides a readable tour of the current state of the field.
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