Topics in Contemporary Mathematical Physics

Second Edition

Author: Kai S Lam

Publisher: World Scientific Publishing Company

ISBN: 981466782X

Category: Science

Page: 852

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This new (second) edition contains a general treatment of quantum field theory (QFT) in a simple scalar field setting in addition to the modern material on the applications of differential geometry and topology, group theory, and the theory of linear operators to physics found in the first edition. All these are introduced without assuming more background on the part of the reader than a good foundation in undergraduate (junior) level mathematical physics. The new material entirely focuses on an introduction to quantum field theory, emphasizing the Feynman path (functional integral) approach to QFT and the renormalization group. With respect to the latter, the focus is on an introduction of its application to critical phenomena in statistical physics, following the outgrowth of the Callan–Symanzik equation originally developed in the context of high energy physics, and the seminal contributions of Kenneth Wilson. One of the overriding aims of the new material is also to draw students' attention to the deep connections between high energy physics and statistical mechanics. The unavoidable technical aspects are explained with a minimum of prerequisite material and jargon, and conceptual understanding is always given prominence before mastery of technical details, but the importance of the latter is never underestimated. Derivational details and motivational discussions are provided in abundance in order to ensure continuity of reading, and to avoid trying the readers' patience.

Fourth Summer School in Analysis and Mathematical Physics

Topics in Spectral Theory and Quantum Mechanics, May 2005, Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México, Cuernavaca, Mexico

Author: Carlos Villegas-Blas

Publisher: American Mathematical Soc.

ISBN: 0821840649

Category: Mathematics

Page: 148

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This book consists of three expository articles written by outstanding researchers in Mathematical Physics: Rafael Benguria, Peter Hislop, and Elliott Lieb. The articles are based on their lectures at the Fourth Summer School in Analysis and Mathematical Physics, held at the Institute of Mathematics, Universidad Nacional Autonoma de Mexico, Cuernavaca in May 2005. The main goal of the articles is to link the basic knowledge of a graduate student in Mathematics with three current research topics in Mathematical Physics: Isoperimetric inequalities for eigenvalues of the Laplace Operator, Random Schrodinger Operators, and Stability of Matter, respectively. These well written articles will guide and introduce the reader to current research topics and will also provide information on recent progress in some areas of Mathematical Physics.

Mathematical Physics

A Modern Introduction to Its Foundations

Author: Sadri Hassani

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 3319011952

Category: Science

Page: 1205

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The goal of this book is to expose the reader to the indispensable role that mathematics plays in modern physics. Starting with the notion of vector spaces, the first half of the book develops topics as diverse as algebras, classical orthogonal polynomials, Fourier analysis, complex analysis, differential and integral equations, operator theory, and multi-dimensional Green's functions. The second half of the book introduces groups, manifolds, Lie groups and their representations, Clifford algebras and their representations, and fibre bundles and their applications to differential geometry and gauge theories. This second edition is a substantial revision with a complete rewriting of many chapters and the addition of new ones, including chapters on algebras, representation of Clifford algebras, fibre bundles, and gauge theories. The spirit of the first edition, namely the balance between rigour and physical application, has been maintained, as is the abundance of historical notes and worked out examples that demonstrate the "unreasonable effectiveness of mathematics" in modern physics.

Contemporary Mathematical Physics

F. A. Berezin Memorial Volume

Author: R. L. Dobrushin

Publisher: American Mathematical Soc.

ISBN: 9780821804261

Category: Mathematical physics

Page: 236

View: 4018

This two-volume collection is a celebration of the scientific heritage of F.A. Berezin (1931-1980). Before his untimely death, Berezin had an important influence on physics and mathematics, discovering new ideas in mathematical physics, representation theory, analysis, geometry, and other areas of mathematics. His crowning achievements were the introduction of a new notion of deformation quantization, and Grassmannian analysis (supermathematics). Collected here are papers by many of his colleagues and others who worked in related areas, representing a wide spectrum of topics in mathematical physics and allied areas of mathematics. In particular, the papers discuss quantization, invariant integration, spectral theory, and representation theory.

Topics in Contemporary Differential Geometry, Complex Analysis and Mathematical Physics

Proceedings of the 8th International Workshop on Complex Structures and Vector Fields, Institute of Mathematics and Informatics, Bulgaria, 21-26 August 2006

Author: Stancho Dimiev

Publisher: World Scientific

ISBN: 9812709800

Category: Mathematics

Page: 350

View: 6487

This volume contains the contributions by the participants in the eight of a series workshops in complex analysis, differential geometry and mathematical physics and related areas. Active specialists in mathematical physics contribute to the volume, providing not only significant information for researchers in the area but also interesting mathematics for non-specialists and a broader audience. The contributions treat topics including differential geometry, partial differential equations, integrable systems and mathematical physics.

Contemporary Mathematical Physics

F. A. Berezin Memorial Volume

Author: R. L. Dobrushin

Publisher: American Mathematical Soc.

ISBN: 9780821804261

Category: Mathematical physics

Page: 236

View: 4699

This two-volume collection is a celebration of the scientific heritage of F.A. Berezin (1931-1980). Before his untimely death, Berezin had an important influence on physics and mathematics, discovering new ideas in mathematical physics, representation theory, analysis, geometry, and other areas of mathematics. His crowning achievements were the introduction of a new notion of deformation quantization, and Grassmannian analysis (supermathematics). Collected here are papers by many of his colleagues and others who worked in related areas, representing a wide spectrum of topics in mathematical physics and allied areas of mathematics. In particular, the papers discuss quantization, invariant integration, spectral theory, and representation theory.

Contemporary Mathematical Physics

F. A. Berezin Memorial Volume

Author: R. L. Dobrushin

Publisher: American Mathematical Soc.

ISBN: 9780821804261

Category: Mathematical physics

Page: 236

View: 3263

This two-volume collection is a celebration of the scientific heritage of F.A. Berezin (1931-1980). Before his untimely death, Berezin had an important influence on physics and mathematics, discovering new ideas in mathematical physics, representation theory, analysis, geometry, and other areas of mathematics. His crowning achievements were the introduction of a new notion of deformation quantization, and Grassmannian analysis (supermathematics). Collected here are papers by many of his colleagues and others who worked in related areas, representing a wide spectrum of topics in mathematical physics and allied areas of mathematics. In particular, the papers discuss quantization, invariant integration, spectral theory, and representation theory.

Advances in Differential Equations and Mathematical Physics

1997 Georgia Tech-UAB International Conference on Differential Equations and Mathematical Physics, March 23-29, 1997, Georgia Institute of Technology

Author: Eric Carlen

Publisher: American Mathematical Soc.

ISBN: 0821808613

Category: Mathematics

Page: 221

View: 2499

This volume consists of selected contributions from the ""Georgia Institute of Technology-UAB International Conference on Differential Equations and Mathematical Physics"". The book offers a combination of certain emerging topics and important research advances in this active area. The topics range widely and include magnetic Schrodinger operators, the Boltzmann equations, nonlinear variational problems, and noncommutative probability theory. Some articles were included for their aesthetic value and others to present an overview. All articles were reviewed for scientific content and readability. The text is suitable for graduate and advanced graduate courses and seminars on the topic.

Differentialgeometrie, Topologie und Physik

Author: Mikio Nakahara

Publisher: Springer-Verlag

ISBN: 3662453002

Category: Science

Page: 597

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Differentialgeometrie und Topologie sind wichtige Werkzeuge für die Theoretische Physik. Insbesondere finden sie Anwendung in den Gebieten der Astrophysik, der Teilchen- und Festkörperphysik. Das vorliegende beliebte Buch, das nun erstmals ins Deutsche übersetzt wurde, ist eine ideale Einführung für Masterstudenten und Forscher im Bereich der theoretischen und mathematischen Physik. - Im ersten Kapitel bietet das Buch einen Überblick über die Pfadintegralmethode und Eichtheorien. - Kapitel 2 beschäftigt sich mit den mathematischen Grundlagen von Abbildungen, Vektorräumen und der Topologie. - Die folgenden Kapitel beschäftigen sich mit fortgeschritteneren Konzepten der Geometrie und Topologie und diskutieren auch deren Anwendungen im Bereich der Flüssigkristalle, bei suprafluidem Helium, in der ART und der bosonischen Stringtheorie. - Daran anschließend findet eine Zusammenführung von Geometrie und Topologie statt: es geht um Faserbündel, characteristische Klassen und Indextheoreme (u.a. in Anwendung auf die supersymmetrische Quantenmechanik). - Die letzten beiden Kapitel widmen sich der spannendsten Anwendung von Geometrie und Topologie in der modernen Physik, nämlich den Eichfeldtheorien und der Analyse der Polakov'schen bosonischen Stringtheorie aus einer gemetrischen Perspektive. Mikio Nakahara studierte an der Universität Kyoto und am King’s in London Physik sowie klassische und Quantengravitationstheorie. Heute ist er Physikprofessor an der Kinki-Universität in Osaka (Japan), wo er u. a. über topologische Quantencomputer forscht. Diese Buch entstand aus einer Vorlesung, die er während Forschungsaufenthalten an der University of Sussex und an der Helsinki University of Sussex gehalten hat.

Second Summer School in Analysis and Mathematical Physics

Topics in Analysis : Harmonic, Complex, Nonlinear, and Quantization : Second Summer School in Analysis and Mathematical Physics, Cuernavaca Morelos, Mexico, June 12-22, 2000

Author: m Summer School in Analysis and Mathematical Physics 2000 Cuernavaca,Salvador Pérez-Esteva,Carlos Villegas-Blas,Summer School in Analysis and Mathematical Physics

Publisher: American Mathematical Soc.

ISBN: 0821827081

Category: Mathematics

Page: 272

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For the second time, a Summer School in Analysis and Mathematical Physics took place at the Universidad Nacional Autonoma de Mexico in Cuernavaca. The purpose of the schools is to provide a bridge from standard graduate courses in mathematics to current research topics, particularly in analysis. The lectures are given by internationally recognized specialists in the fields. The topics covered in this Second Summer School include harmonic analysis, complex analysis, pseudodifferential operators, the mathematics of quantum chaos, and non-linear analysis.

Diverse Topics in Theoretical and Mathematical Physics

Author: Roman W. Jackiw

Publisher: World Scientific Publishing Company Incorporated

ISBN: 9789810216962

Category: Science

Page: 514

View: 3146

"Altogether this collection of articles provide in one place a valuable and very comprehensive source for understanding quantum field theory, and quantum mechanics, which I would recommend not just for libraries but also for penurious PhD students. It deserves to stand next to the well known collection of articles by Sidney Coleman which added greatly to the understanding of a generation of theoretical physicists." Contemporary Physics In this volume, topics are drawn from field theory, especially gauge field theory, as applied to particle, condensed matter and gravitational physics, and concern a variety of interesting subjects. These include geometricalDtopological effects in quantum theory, fractional charge, time travel, relativistic quantized fields in and out of thermal equilibrium and quantum modifications of symmetry in physical systems. Many readers will find this a useful volume, especially theoretical physicists and mathematicians. The material will be of interest to both the expert who will find well-presented novel and stimulating viewpoints of various subjects and the novice who will find complete, detailed and precise descriptions of important topics of current interest, in theoretical and mathematical physics.

Introduction to Mathematical Physics

Author: Michael T. Vaughn

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 3527618864

Category: Science

Page: 543

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A comprehensive survey of all the mathematical methods that should be available to graduate students in physics. In addition to the usual topics of analysis, such as infinite series, functions of a complex variable and some differential equations as well as linear vector spaces, this book includes a more extensive discussion of group theory than can be found in other current textbooks. The main feature of this textbook is its extensive treatment of geometrical methods as applied to physics. With its introduction of differentiable manifolds and a discussion of vectors and forms on such manifolds as part of a first-year graduate course in mathematical methods, the text allows students to grasp at an early stage the contemporary literature on dynamical systems, solitons and related topological solutions to field equations, gauge theories, gravitational theory, and even string theory. Free solutions manual available for lecturers at www.wiley-vch.de/supplements/.

Sieben kurze Lektionen über Physik

Author: Carlo Rovelli

Publisher: Rowohlt Verlag GmbH

ISBN: 3644052212

Category: Science

Page: 96

View: 9358

Hundert schmale Seiten reichen, um die Physik der Moderne zu erklären Wo kommen wir her? Was können wir wissen? Seit ihren umwälzenden Entdeckungen im zwanzigsten Jahrhundert spüren Physiker den Kräften und Teilchen nach, die die Welt im Innersten und Äußersten zusammenhalten. Für jedermann verständlich, hat Carlo Rovelli dieses zauberhafte Buch darüber geschrieben. Es stürmte in wenigen Wochen an die Spitze der italienischen Bestsellerliste und wird derzeit in fast zwanzig Sprachen übersetzt. In eleganten, klaren Sätzen erklärt Rovelli die Physik der Moderne: Einstein und die Relativitätstheorie, Max Planck und die Quantenmechanik, die Entstehung des Universums, Schwarze Löcher, die Elementarteilchen, die Beschaffenheit von Raum und Zeit – und die Loop-Theorie, sein ureigenstes Arbeitsfeld. Ein Buch, das jeder verstehen kann – ein Lesevergnügen zum Staunen, Genießen und Mitreden können. «Von Natur aus wollen wir immer mehr wissen und immer weiter lernen. Unser Wissen über die Welt wächst. Uns treibt der Drang nach Erkenntnis und lernend stoßen wir an Grenzen. In den tiefsten Tiefen des Raumgewebes, im Ursprung des Kosmos, im Wesen der Zeit, im Schicksal der Schwarzen Löcher und im Funktionieren unseres eigenen Denkens. Hier, an den Grenzen unseres Wissens, wo sich das Meer unseres Nichtwissens vor uns auftut, leuchten das Geheimnis der Welt, die Schönheit der Welt, und es verschlägt uns den Atem.», schreibt Carlo Rovelli.

Methoden der Mathematischen Physik

Author: Richard Courant,David Hilbert

Publisher: Springer-Verlag

ISBN: 366236445X

Category: Mathematics

Page: 454

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Dieser Buchtitel ist Teil des Digitalisierungsprojekts Springer Book Archives mit Publikationen, die seit den Anfängen des Verlags von 1842 erschienen sind. Der Verlag stellt mit diesem Archiv Quellen für die historische wie auch die disziplingeschichtliche Forschung zur Verfügung, die jeweils im historischen Kontext betrachtet werden müssen. Dieser Titel erschien in der Zeit vor 1945 und wird daher in seiner zeittypischen politisch-ideologischen Ausrichtung vom Verlag nicht beworben.

Methods of Contemporary Mathematical Statistical Physics

Author: Marek Biskup,Anton Bovier,Dima Ioffe,Frank den Hollander,Christina Toninelli,Fabio Martinelli,Karel Netocný

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 3540927956

Category: Mathematics

Page: 343

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This volume presents a collection of courses introducing the reader to the recent progress with attention being paid to laying solid grounds and developing various basic tools. An introductory chapter on lattice spin models is useful as a background for other lectures of the collection. The topics include new results on phase transitions for gradient lattice models (with introduction to the techniques of the reflection positivity), stochastic geometry reformulation of classical and quantum Ising models, the localization/delocalization transition for directed polymers. A general rigorous framework for theory of metastability is presented and particular applications in the context of Glauber and Kawasaki dynamics of lattice models are discussed. A pedagogical account of several recently discussed topics in nonequilibrium statistical mechanics with an emphasis on general principles is followed by a discussion of kinetically constrained spin models that are reflecting important peculiar features of glassy dynamics.

Contemporary Geometry And Related Topics

Author: Neda Bokan,Mirjana Djorić,Zoran Rakić,Anatoly T Fomenko,Julius Wess

Publisher: World Scientific

ISBN: 981448556X

Category: Mathematics

Page: 468

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This volume covers a broad range of subjects in modern geometry and related branches of mathematics, physics and computer science. Most of the papers show new, interesting results in Riemannian geometry, homotopy theory, theory of Lie groups and Lie algebras, topological analysis, integrable systems, quantum groups, and noncommutative geometry. There are also papers giving overviews of the recent achievements in some special topics, such as the Willmore conjecture, geodesic mappings, Weyl's tube formula, and integrable geodesic flows. This book provides a great chance for interchanging new results and ideas in multidisciplinary studies. The proceedings have been selected for coverage in: • Index to Scientific & Technical Proceedings (ISTP CDROM version / ISI Proceedings) • CC Proceedings — Engineering & Physical Sciences Contents: Invariant Structures Generated by Lie Group Automorphisms on Homogenous Spaces (V V Balashchenko)Integrable Geodesic Flows on Riemannian Manifolds: Construction and Obstructions (A V Bolsinov & B Jovanović)Non-Archimedean Geometry and Physics on Adelic Spaces (B Dragovich)Willmore Submanifolds in a Riemannian Manifold (Z Hu & H Li)Visualisation and Animation in Differential Geometry (E Malkowsky & V Veličković)Computer Gluing of 2D Projective Images (G V Nosovskiy)On Rational Homotopy of Four-Manifolds (S Terzić)Special Classes of Three Dimensional Affine Hyperspheres Characterized by Properties of Their Cubic Form (L Vrancken)and other papers Readership: Researchers in geometry & topology, nonlinear science and dynamical systems. Keywords:Modern Geometry;Riemannian Geometry;Homotopy Theory;Willmore Conjecture;Geodesic Mappings

Topics in the Theory of Gibbs Semigroups

Author: Valentin Zagrebnov

Publisher: Leuven University Press

ISBN: 9789058673305

Category: Mathematics

Page: 185

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One-parameter semigroup theory started to be an important branch of mathematics in the thirties when it was realized that the theory has direct applications to partial differential equations, random processes, infinite dimensional control theory, mathematical physics, etc. It is now generally accepted as an integral part of contemporary functional analysis. Compact strongly continuous semigroups have been an important research subject since a long time, as in almost all applications of partial differential equations with bounded domains the semigroups turn out to be compact. From this point of view, the present volume of the Leuven Notes in Mathematical and Theoretical Physics emphasizes a special subclass of these semigroups. In fact, the focus here is mainly on semigroups acting on a Hilbert space H with values in the trace class ideal C1(H) of bounded operators on H. Historically, this class of semigroups is closely related to quantum statistical mechanics.

Topics in Mathematical Physics, General Relativity, and Cosmology in Honor of Jerzy Pleba?ski

Proceedings of 2002 International Conference, Cinvestav, Mexico City, 17-20 September 2002

Author: Hugo Garc¡a-Compe n,Bogdan Mielnik,Merced Montesinos

Publisher: World Scientific

ISBN: 9812700471

Category: Science

Page: 513

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One of modern science's most famous and controversial figures, Jerzy Plebanski was an outstanding theoretical physicist and an author of many intriguing discoveries in general relativity and quantum theory. Known for his exceptional analytic talents, explosive character, inexhaustible energy, and bohemian nights with brandy, coffee, and enormous amounts of cigarettes, he was dedicated to both science and art, producing innumerable handwritten articles - resembling monk's calligraphy - as well as a collection of oil paintings. As a collaborator but also an antagonist of Leopold Infeld's (a coauthor of Albert Einstein's), Plebanski is recognized for designing the "heavenly" and "hyper-heavenly" equations, for introducing new variables to describe the gravitational field, for the exact solutions in Einstein's gravity and in quantum theory, for his classification of the tensor of matter, for some outstanding results in nonlinear electrodynamics, and for analyzing general relativity with continuous sources long before Chandrasekhar et al. A tribute to Plebaski's contributions and the variety of his interests, this is a unique and wide-ranging collection of invited papers, covering gravity quantization, strings, branes, supersymmetry, ideas on the deformation quantization, and lesser known results on the continuous Baker-Campbell-Hausdorff problem.

First Summer School in Analysis and Mathematical Physics

Quantization, the Segal-Bargmann Transform, and Semiclassical Analysis : First Summer School in Analysis and Mathematical Physics, Cuernavaca Morelos, Mexico, June 8-18, 1998

Author: Salvador Pérez-Esteva,Carlos Villegas-Blas,Summer School in Analysis and Mathematical Physics

Publisher: American Mathematical Soc.

ISBN: 0821821156

Category: Mathematics

Page: 132

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The first Summer School of Analysis and Mathematical Physics of the Universidad Nacional Autonoma de Mexico (Cuernavaca) offered graduate and advanced undergraduate students courses on modern topics in the overlap between analysis and physics. This volume contains the expanded notes from the lectures by Brian Hall, Alejandro Uribe, and David Borthwick. The articles introduce readers to mathematical methods of classical and quantum mechanics and the link between these two theories: quantization and semiclassical analysis.Hall writes about holomorphic methods in analysis and mathematical physics and includes exercises. Uribe's lectures covered trace formulae, in particular asymptotic behavior and the relationship between the asymptotics and the geometric properties of the classical system. Borthwick presents an introduction to Kahler quantization, including the moment map, the orbit method, and symmetry and reduction. The exposition in the entire volume is geared to introducing graduate students with a basic knowledge of mathematics into areas of active research.

Physical Mathematics

Author: Kevin Cahill

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 1107005213

Category: Mathematics

Page: 666

View: 7381

Using examples from contemporary physics, this textbook clearly explains the mathematics students of physics need for their courses and research.