Path Integrals and Anomalies in Curved Space

Path Integrals and Anomalies in Curved Space

by Fiorenzo Bastianelli, Peter van Nieuwenhuizen
     
 

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ISBN-10: 0521120500

ISBN-13: 9780521120500

Pub. Date: 10/01/2009

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

Path integrals provide a powerful method for describing quantum phenomena. This book introduces the quantum mechanics of particles moving in curved space by employing path integrals and then using them to compute anomalies in quantum field theories. These anomalies provide enormous constraints in the search for physical theories such as those of elementary

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Path integrals provide a powerful method for describing quantum phenomena. This book introduces the quantum mechanics of particles moving in curved space by employing path integrals and then using them to compute anomalies in quantum field theories. These anomalies provide enormous constraints in the search for physical theories such as those of elementary particles, quantum gravity and string theories. An advanced text for researchers and graduate students of quantum field theory and string theory, the first part is also a stand-alone introduction to path integrals in quantum mechanics.

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ISBN-13:
9780521120500
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
10/01/2009
Series:
Cambridge Monographs on Mathematical Physics Series
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
400
Product dimensions:
6.69(w) x 9.61(h) x 0.83(d)

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Table of Contents

Preface; Part I. Path Integrals for Quantum Mechanics in Curved Space: 1. Introduction to path integrals; 2. Time slicing; 3. Mode regularization; 4. Dimensional regularization; Part II. Applications to Anomalies: 5. Introduction to anomalies; 6. Chiral anomalies from susy quantum fields; 7. Trace anomalies from ordinary and susy quantum mechanics; 8. Conclusions and summary; Appendices A-F; References; Index.

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