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Anomalies in Quantum Field Theory
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Anomalies in Quantum Field Theory

Reinhold A. Bertlmann

Abstract

The anomaly, which forms the central part of this book, is the failure of classical symmetry to survive the process of quantization and regularization. The study of anomalies is the key to a deeper understanding of quantum field theory and has played an increasingly important role in the theory over the past twenty years. This book presents all the different aspects of the study of anomalies in an accessible and self-contained way. Much emphasis is now being placed on the formulation of the theory using the mathematical ideas of differential geometry and topology. This approach is followed her ... More

Keywords: classical symmetry, quantization, regularization, differential geometry, topology, abelian anomalies, nonabelian anomalies

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2000 Print ISBN-13: 9780198507628
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: January 2010 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198507628.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Reinhold A. Bertlmann, author
University of Vienna