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Kodiyalam, Vijay

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Works: 2 works in 16 publications in 1 language and 226 library holdings
Roles: Author
Classifications: QC174.45, 530.143
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Topological quantum field theories from subfactors by Vijay Kodiyalam( Book )

15 editions published between 2000 and 2001 in English and held by 191 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Pure mathematicians have only recently begun a rigorous study of topological quantum field theories (TQFTs). Ocneanu, in particular, showed that subfactors yield TQFTs that complement the Turaev-Viro construction. Until now, however, it has been difficult to find an account of this work that is both detailed and accessible. Topological Quantum Field Theories from Subfactors provides a self-contained, explicit description of Ocneanu's construction It introduces and discusses its various ingredients with the distinct advantage of employing only genuine triangulations. The authors begin with axioms for a TQFT, go through the Turaev-Viro prescription for constructing such a TQFT, and finally work through Ocneanu's method of starting with a finite depth hyperfinite subfactor" and obtaining the data needed to invoke the Turaev-Viro machine. The authors provide a very concise treatment of finite factors of type and their bimodules and include details and calculations for all constructions. They also present, perhaps for the first time in book form, notions such as quantization functors and fusion algebras. Accessible to graduate students and others just beginning to explore this intriguing topic, Topological Quantum Field Theories from Subfactors will also be of interest to researchers in both mathematics and theoretical physics
Topological Quantum Field Theories from Subfactors by Vijay Kodiyalam( )

1 edition published in 2000 in English and held by 0 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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Vijay Kodiyalam.

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