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The Resource Non-perturbative field theory : from two-dimensional conformal field theory to QCD in four dimensions, Yitzhak Frishman, Jacob Sonnenschein

Non-perturbative field theory : from two-dimensional conformal field theory to QCD in four dimensions, Yitzhak Frishman, Jacob Sonnenschein

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Non-perturbative field theory : from two-dimensional conformal field theory to QCD in four dimensions
Title
Non-perturbative field theory
Title remainder
from two-dimensional conformal field theory to QCD in four dimensions
Statement of responsibility
Yitzhak Frishman, Jacob Sonnenschein
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Language
eng
Summary
  • "Providing a new perspective on quantum field theory, this book gives a pedagogical and up-to-date exposition of non-perturbative methods in relativistic quantum field theory and introduces the reader to modern research work in theoretical physics. It describes in detail non-perturbative methods in quantum field theory, and explores two- dimensional and four- dimensional gauge dynamics using those methods. The book concludes with a summary emphasizing the interplay between two- and four- dimensional gauge theories. Aimed at graduate students and researchers, this book covers topics from two-dimensional conformal symmetry, affine Lie algebras, solitons, integrable models, bosonization, and 't Hooft model, to four-dimensional conformal invariance, integrability, large N expansion, Skyrme model, monopoles and instantons. Applications, first to simple field theories and gauge dynamics in two dimensions, and then to gauge theories in four dimensions and quantum chromodynamics (QCD) in particular, are thoroughly described"--Provided by publisher
  • "Field theory is the framework with which one describes the theory of the standard model of elementary particles and their interactions. The electromagnetic sector (QED) of the standard model is understood extremely well using perturbation theory, but the color interaction (QCD) which is responsible for hadron physics can only be accounted for perturbatively for a limited set of observational data. Due to the fact that at long distances the color interaction is strongly coupled, one cannot reliably apply perturbative methods to extract, for instance, the spectrum of the hadrons. The arsenal of tools to handle strongly coupled systems is obviously much more limited than the one used for weakly coupled ones. Nevertheless, several methods to handle non-perturbative field theories have been developed. The main goal of this book is to expose the reader to those techniques and to describe their applications in two-dimensional and four-dimensional field theories and finally in QCD in four dimensions"--Provided by publisher
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1938-
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Frishman, Yitzhak
Dewey number
530.14/3
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
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Sonnenschein, Jacob
Series statement
Cambridge monographs on mathematical physics
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  • Field theory (Physics)
  • Perturbation (Quantum dynamics)
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Non-perturbative field theory : from two-dimensional conformal field theory to QCD in four dimensions, Yitzhak Frishman, Jacob Sonnenschein
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Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Color
multicolored
Contents
pt. 1. Non-perturbative methods in two-dimensional field theory -- From massless free scalar field to conformal field -- Conformal field theory -- Theories invariant under affine current algebras -- Wess-Zumino-Witten model and coset models -- Solitons and two-dimensional integrable models -- Bosonization -- The large N limit of two-dimensional models -- pt. 2. Two-dimensional non-perturbative gauge dynamics -- Gauge theories in two dimensions: basics -- Bosonized gauge theories -- The 't Hooft solution on 2d QCD -- Mesonic spectrum from current algebra -- DLCQ and the spectra of QCD with fundamental and adjoint fermions -- The baryonic spectrum of multiflavor QCD2 in the strong coupling limit -- Confinement versus screening -- QCD2, coset models and BRST quantization -- Generalized Yang-Mills theory on a Riemann surface -- pt. 3. From two to four dimensions -- Conformal invariance in four-dimensional field theories and in QCD -- Integrability in four-dimensional gauge dinamics -- Large N methods in QCD4 -- From 2d bosonized baryons to 4d Skyrmions -- From two-dimensional solitons to four-dimensional magnetic monopoles -- Instantons of QCD -- Summary, conclusions and outlook
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ocn649480131
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1 online resource (xvii, 436 pages)
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online
Isbn
9780521662659
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eBooks on EBSCOhost
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illustrations
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not applicable
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remote
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(OCoLC)649480131
Label
Non-perturbative field theory : from two-dimensional conformal field theory to QCD in four dimensions, Yitzhak Frishman, Jacob Sonnenschein
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Color
multicolored
Contents
pt. 1. Non-perturbative methods in two-dimensional field theory -- From massless free scalar field to conformal field -- Conformal field theory -- Theories invariant under affine current algebras -- Wess-Zumino-Witten model and coset models -- Solitons and two-dimensional integrable models -- Bosonization -- The large N limit of two-dimensional models -- pt. 2. Two-dimensional non-perturbative gauge dynamics -- Gauge theories in two dimensions: basics -- Bosonized gauge theories -- The 't Hooft solution on 2d QCD -- Mesonic spectrum from current algebra -- DLCQ and the spectra of QCD with fundamental and adjoint fermions -- The baryonic spectrum of multiflavor QCD2 in the strong coupling limit -- Confinement versus screening -- QCD2, coset models and BRST quantization -- Generalized Yang-Mills theory on a Riemann surface -- pt. 3. From two to four dimensions -- Conformal invariance in four-dimensional field theories and in QCD -- Integrability in four-dimensional gauge dinamics -- Large N methods in QCD4 -- From 2d bosonized baryons to 4d Skyrmions -- From two-dimensional solitons to four-dimensional magnetic monopoles -- Instantons of QCD -- Summary, conclusions and outlook
Control code
ocn649480131
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xvii, 436 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780521662659
Level of compression
unknown
Note
eBooks on EBSCOhost
Other physical details
illustrations
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)649480131

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