Geometric Analysis and Applications to Quantum Field Theory
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 curren...
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Format:  eBook 
Language:  English 
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Boston, MA
Birkhäuser Boston
2002, 2002

Edition:  1st ed. 2002 
Series:  Progress in Mathematics

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Collection:  Springer Book Archives 2004  Collection details see MPG.ReNa 
Summary:  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 selfcontained derivation of the partition function of Chern Simons gauge theory in the semiclassical approximation (D.H. Adams) * Algebraic and geometric aspects of the KnizhnikZamolodchikov 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 SeibergWitten equations in 4manifold theory (S. Wu) Graduate students, mathematicians and mathematical physicists in the abovementioned areas will benefit from the userfriendly 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 

Physical Description:  IX, 207 p online resource 
ISBN:  9781461200673 