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New PDF release: Algebraic renormalization : perturbative renormalization,

By Olivier Piguet, Silvio P. Sorella

ISBN-10: 354059115X

ISBN-13: 9783540591153

The assumption of this booklet originated from sequence of lectures given via us on the Physics division of the Catholic college of Petr6polis, in Brazil. Its objective is to give an creation to the "algebraic" technique within the perturbative renormalization of relativistic quantum box idea. even if this method is going again to the pioneering works of Symanzik within the early Nineteen Seventies and used to be systematized through Becchi, Rouet and Stora as early as 1972-1974, its complete price has now not but been extensively preferred through the practitioners of quantum box conception. Becchi, Rouet and Stora have, despite the fact that, proven it to be a robust device for proving the renormalizability of theories with (broken) symmetries and of gauge theories. we've got therefore discovered it pertinent to gather in a self-contained demeanour the to be had details on algebraic renormalization, which was once formerly scattered in lots of unique papers and in a number of older evaluate articles. even though now we have taken care to conform the extent of this ebook to that of a po- graduate (Ph. D. ) direction, extra complicated researchers also will definitely locate it important. The deeper wisdom of renormalization conception we are hoping readers will collect may also help them to stand the tricky difficulties of quantum box concept. it may even be very invaluable to the extra phenomenology orientated readers who are looking to famili- ize themselves with the formalism of renormalization idea, a need in view of the subtle perturbative calculations at the moment being performed, specifically within the common version of particle interactions.

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