New Symmetry Principles in Quantum Field Theory - NATO Science Series B 295 (Paperback)
  • New Symmetry Principles in Quantum Field Theory - NATO Science Series B 295 (Paperback)

New Symmetry Principles in Quantum Field Theory - NATO Science Series B 295 (Paperback)

(editor), (editor), (editor), (editor), (editor), (editor)
Paperback 529 Pages / Published: 28/10/2012
  • We can order this

Usually dispatched within 3 weeks

  • This item has been added to your basket
Soon after the discovery of quantum mechanics, group theoretical methods were used extensively in order to exploit rotational symmetry and classify atomic spectra. And until recently it was thought that symmetries in quantum mechanics should be groups. But it is not so. There are more general algebras, equipped with suitable structure, which admit a perfectly conventional interpretation as a symmetry of a quantum mechanical system. In any case, a "trivial representation" of the algebra is defined, and a tensor product of representations. But in contrast with groups, this tensor product needs to be neither commutative nor associative. Quantum groups are special cases, in which associativity is preserved. The exploitation of such "Quantum Symmetries" was a central theme at the Ad- vanced Study Institute. Introductory lectures were presented to familiarize the participants with the al- gebras which can appear as symmetries and with their properties. Some models of local field theories were discussed in detail which have some such symmetries, in par- ticular conformal field theories and their perturbations. Lattice models provide many examples of quantum theories with quantum symmetries. They were also covered at the school. Finally, the symmetries which are the cause of the solubility of inte- grable models are also quantum symmetries of this kind. Some such models and their nonlocal conserved currents were discussed.

Publisher: Springer-Verlag New York Inc.
ISBN: 9781461365389
Number of pages: 529
Weight: 1016 g
Dimensions: 254 x 178 x 28 mm
Edition: Softcover reprint of the original 1st ed. 199

You may also be interested in...

Interpreting Organic Spectra
Added to basket
Spin Dynamics
Added to basket
Quantitative Chemical Analysis
Added to basket
Basic Chemistry Concepts and Exercises
Added to basket
Symmetry and Spectroscopy
Added to basket
NMR: The Toolkit
Added to basket
Theory of Stellar Atmospheres
Added to basket
Understanding NMR Spectroscopy
Added to basket


Please sign in to write a review

Your review has been submitted successfully.