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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Description

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


Details

No. of pages:
574
Language:
English
Copyright:
© Academic Press 1989
Published:
Imprint:
Academic Press
eBook ISBN:
9780323145572

About the Editor

Petre Dita