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Genre/Form: | Electronic books |
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Material Type: | Document, Internet resource |

Document Type: | Internet Resource, Computer File |

All Authors / Contributors: |
Polyakov |

ISBN: | 9781351446099 1351446096 3718603934 9783718603930 |

OCLC Number: | 1004354859 |

Description: | 1 online resource : text file, PDF. |

Contents: | Chapter 1 Statistical Mechanics and Quantum Field Theory / A.M. Polyakov -- chapter 2 Asymptotic Freedom and the Renormalization Group / A.M. Polyakov -- chapter 3 The Strong Coupling Expansion / A.M. Polyakov -- chapter 4 Instantons in Abelian Systems / A.M. Polyakov -- chapter 5 Quark Confinement, Superfluidity, Elasticity. Criteria and Analogies / A.M. Polyakov -- chapter 6 Topology of Gauge Fields and Related Problems / A.M. Polyakov -- chapter 7 Analogies Between Gauge and Chiral Fields. Loop Dynamics / A.M. Polyakov -- chapter 8 The Large N Expansion / A.M. Polyakov -- chapter 9 Quantum Strings and Random Surfaces / A.M. Polyakov -- chapter 10 Attempt at a Synthesis / A.M. Polyakov. |

Series Title: | Contemporary concepts in physics, v. 3. |

Responsibility: | Polyakov. |

### Abstract:

"Based on his own work, the author synthesizes the most promising approaches and ideals in field theory today. He presents such subjects as statistical mechanics, quantum field theory and their interrelation, continuous global symmetry, non-Abelian gauge fields, instantons and the quantam theory of loops, and quantum strings and random surfaces. This book is aimed at postgraduate students studying field theory and statistical mechanics, and for research workers in continuous global theory."--Provided by publisher.

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