Conformal Invariance and String Theory - 1st Edition - ISBN: 9780122181009, 9780323145572

Conformal Invariance and String Theory

1st Edition

Editors: Petre Dita
eBook ISBN: 9780323145572
Imprint: Academic Press
Published Date: 28th July 1989
Page Count: 574
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Conformal Invariance and String Theory is an account of the series of lectures held in Summer School regarding Conformal Invariance and String Theory in September 1987. The purpose of the lectures is to present the important problems and results in these two areas of theoretical physics. The text is divided into two major parts. Part I deals with implications of conformal invariance in studying two-dimensional systems. Part II meanwhile presents lectures regarding the advances in string theory and other related topics.Also included in the text is a part dedicated to the topic of determinants. This topic is discussed in two parts; the first focuses on the determinants in the finite dimensional case, while the second talks about Fredholm determinants. The book is a helpful source of reference to students and researchers in the field of physics, specifically quantum and theoretical.

Table of Contents

Contributors List of Participants Preface Part I. Conformal Invariance in Statistical Mechanics Finite Temperature 2-Dimensional QFT Models of Conformal Current Algebra Operator Contents of Some c = 1 Models in Statistical Mechanics Two Dimensional Critical Models on a Torus Wess-Zumino-Witten Models and Other Two-Dimensional Critical Systems Kac-Moody Algebras in 2D Conformal Field Theories Conformal Algebras and Defects in the Quantum Ising Chain Conformal Quantum Field Theories and Integrable Systems Part II. String Theory and Related Topics String Field Theory Liouville Superstrings Geometry of the Kaluza-Klein Theory Determinants of Laplacians on Riemann Surfaces Reflections on Arithmetical Physics String on Orbifolds: An Introduction Quantization of Bosonic Closed Strings and the Liouville Model The Covariant Lattice Construction of Four-Dimensional Strings A Course on Determinants


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