1st Edition

Conformal Field Theory
New Non-perturbative Methods In String And Field Theory

ISBN 9780813342146
Published February 6, 2004 by CRC Press
415 Pages

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Book Description

This book provides an understanding of conformal field theory and its importance to both statistical mechanics and string theory. It introduces the Wess-Zumino-Novokov-Witten (WZNW) models and their current algebras, the affine Kac-Moody algebras.

Table of Contents

Editor’s Foreword -- Preface -- Conformal field theory: a case study -- Non-Perturbative Dynamics Of Four-Dimensional Supersymmetric Field Theories -- An introduction to meromorphic conformal field theory and its representations -- Derivation of the Hadronic Structure Functions From Quantum Chromodynamics -- Introduction -- Two-Dimensional Quantum Hadron Dynamics -- Solitons -- The Parton Model -- Beyond the Valence Parton Model -- Monstrous Moonshine and the Classification of CFT -- Part 1. The classification of conformal field theories -- Part 2. Monstrous Moonshine -- Affine Kac-Moody Algebras and the Wess-Zumino-Witten Model Mark Walton

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