Geometry and Quantum Field Theory: June 22-July 20, 1991, Park City, Utah (Ias/Park City Mathematics, Vol 1) - Daniel S. Freed, Freed, Daniel S, Uhlenbeck, Karen K (1995)
ISBN 0821804006
Subject Lie groups - Congresses; Symplectic groups - Congresses; Quantum field theory - Congresses; Mathematical physics - Congresses
Publisher American Mathematical Society
Publication Date March 1995
Format Paperback (267 x 191 mm)
Language e
Exploring topics from classical and quantum mechanics and field theory, this book is based on lectures presented in the Graduate Summer School at the Regional Geometry Institute in Park City, Utah, in 1991. The chapter by Bryant treats Lie groups and symplectic geometry, examining not only the connection with mechanics but also the application to differential equations and the recent work of the Gromov school. Rabin's discussion of quantum mechanics and field theory is specifically aimed at mathematicians. Alvarez describes the application of supersymmetry to prove the Atiyah-Singer index theorem, touching on ideas that also underlie more complicated applications of supersymmetry. Quinn's account of the topological quantum field theory captures the formal aspects of the path integral and shows how these ideas can influence branches of mathematics which at first glance may not seem connected. Presenting material at a level between that of textbooks and research papers, much of the book would provide excellent material for graduate courses. The book provides an entree into a field that promises to remain exciting and important for years to come.
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LoC Classification QC20.7.L54G46 1995
Dewey 530.1/43/0151604
Cover Price $51.00
No. of Pages 459
"Lecture notes from the Graduate Summer School Program on the Geometry and Topology of Manifolds and Quantum Field Theory, held June 22-July 20, 1991, in Park City, Utah"--T.p. verso.