The book focuses on advanced computer algebra methods and special functions that have striking applications in the context of quantum field theory. It presents the state of the art and new methods for (infinite) multiple sums, multiple integrals, in particular Feynman integrals, difference and differential equations in the format of survey articles. The presented techniques emerge from interdisciplinary fields: mathematics, computer science and theoretical physics; the articles are written by mathematicians and physicists with the goal that both groups can learn from the other field, including most recent developments. Besides that, the collection of articles also serves as an up-to-date handbook of available algorithms/software that are commonly used or might be useful in the fields of mathematics, physics or other sciences.
Publisher: Springer Verlag GmbH
Number of pages: 411
Weight: 7627 g
Dimensions: 235 x 155 x 24 mm
Edition: 2013 ed.
From the reviews:
"It is a collection of papers that grew out of a summer school course on integration, summation, and special functions in quantum field theory ... . if you are interested in these sorts of special functions, and the computer algebra tools to manipulate them, whether or not your particular application is quantum field theory, then this book is an excellent description of the state of the art in computer algebra manipulation and proof." (J. H. Davenport, Computing Reviews, April, 2014)