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Path integrals and quantum anomalies

Author: K Fujikawa; Hiroshi Suzuki
Publisher: Oxford : Clarendon Press ; New York : Published in the United States by Oxford University Press, 2004.
Series: Oxford science publications.; International series of monographs on physics (Oxford, England), 122.
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The Feynman path integrals are becoming increasingly important in the applications of quantum mechanics and field theory. In this book, the authors provide an introduction to the path integral method in quantum field theory and its applications to the analyses of quantum anomalies.
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
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Fujikawa, K.
Path integrals and quantum anomalies.
Oxford : Clarendon Press ; New York : Published in the United States by Oxford University Press, 2004
(DLC) 2004300563
(OCoLC)55622289
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: K Fujikawa; Hiroshi Suzuki
ISBN: 0198529139 9780198529132 9781435620810 143562081X 1280753986 9781280753985
OCLC Number: 271200975
Language Note: Translated from the Japanese.
Description: 1 online resource (xi, 284 pages) : illustrations.
Contents: 1 Genesis of quantum anomalies; 1.1 Introduction; 1.2 Is the photon massless?; 1.3 The discovery of the quantum anomaly; 2 The Feynman path integral and Schwinger's action principle; 2.1 Quantum theory of a harmonic oscillator; 2.2 Path integral for the harmonic oscillator; 2.3 Quantization of a scalar field; 2.4 Path integral for fermions; 2.5 Path integral for Dirac particles; 2.6 Feynman path integral and Schwinger's action principle; 3 Quantum theory of photons and the phase operator; 3.1 Canonical quantization of the electromagnetic field. 3.2 Path integral quantization of the electromagnetic field3.3 Photon phase operator and the notion of index; 3.4 Is there a hermitian phase operator?; 3.5 Index theorem for a harmonic oscillator; 4 Regularization of field theory and chiral anomalies; 4.1 Current conservation and Ward Takahashi identities; 4.2 Self-energy of the photon; 4.3 Quantum breaking of chiral symmetry; 4.4 Adler-Bardeen theorem; 5 The Jacobian in path integrals and quantum anomalies; 5.1 The chiral Jacobian in quantum electrodynamics; 5.2 Ward-Takahashi identities in quantum electrodynamics. 5.3 Chiral anomaly in QCD-type theory5.4 Instantons; 5.5 Atiyah-Singer index theorem; 5.6 Nambu-Goldstone theorem; 6 Quantum breaking of gauge symmetry; 6.1 Gauge theory with axial-vector gauge fields; 6.2 Pauli-Villars regularization; 6.3 Chiral gauge theory and the quantum anomaly; 6.4 Covariant anomaly; 6.5 Anomaly cancellation in Weinberg-Salam theory; 6.6 The Wess-Zumino integrability condition; 6.7 Quantum anomalies and anomalous commutators; 7 The Weyl anomaly and renormalization group; 7.1 Scale transformation in field theory. 8.6 Ghost number anomaly and the Riemann-Roch theorem9 Index theorem on the lattice and chiral anomalies; 9.1 Lattice gauge theory; 9.2 Lattice Dirac fields and species doubling; 9.3 Representation of the Ginsparg-Wilson algebra; 9.4 Atiyah-Singer index theorem on the lattice and the chiral anomaly; 9.5 The operator D satisfying the Ginsparg-Wilson relation; 9.6 Some characteristic features of lattice chiral theory; 10 Gravitational anomalies; 10.1 Chiral U(1) gravitational anomalies; 10.2 Evaluation by a quantum mechanical path integral; 10.3 Chern character and Dirac genus.
Series Title: Oxford science publications.; International series of monographs on physics (Oxford, England), 122.
Other Titles: Keiro sekibun to taishōsei no ryōshiteki yabure.
Responsibility: Kazuo Fujikawa and Hiroshi Suzuki.

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