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Anomalies in quantum field theory

Anomalies in quantum field theory
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Dewey Class 530.143 (DDC 22)
Title Anomalies in quantum field theory (EB) / Reinhold A. Bertlmann.
Author Bertlmann, Reinhold A.
Other name(s) Oxford Scholarship Online
Publication Oxford : Oxford University Press , 2010
Physical Details 1 online resource
Series International series of monographs on physics ; 91
ISBN 9780191706400
Note Print publication date: 2000. - Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: January 2010
Summary Note The anomaly, which forms the central part of this book, is the failure of classical symmetry to survive the process of quantization and regularization. The study of anomalies is the key to a deeper understanding of quantum field theory and has played an increasingly important role in the theory over the past twenty years. This book presents all the different aspects of the study of anomalies in an accessible and self-contained way. Much emphasis is now being placed on the formulation of the theory using the mathematical ideas of differential geometry and topology. This approach is followed here, and the derivations and calculations are given explicitly. Topics discussed include the relevant ideas from differential geometry and topology and the application of these paths (path integrals, differential forms, homotopy operators, etc.) to the study of anomalies. Chapters are devoted to abelian and nonabelian anomalies, consistent and covariant anomalies, and gravitational anomalies.:
Mode of acces to digital resource Digital book. Oxford : Oxford University Press, 2010. - Mode of access: World Wide Web. System requirements: Internet Explorer 6.0 (or higher) or Firefox 2.0 (or higher)
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Internet Site http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198507628.001.0001
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