Conformal Invariance and String Theory

Conformal Invariance and String Theory

1st Edition - July 28, 1989

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  • Editor: Petre Dita
  • eBook ISBN: 9780323145572

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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


    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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  • No. of pages: 574
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Academic Press 1989
  • Published: July 28, 1989
  • Imprint: Academic Press
  • eBook ISBN: 9780323145572

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