Algebraic quantum field theory
The basic assumption that the complete information relevant for a relativistic, local quantum theory is contained in the net structure of the local observables of this theory results first of all in a concise formulation of the algebraic structure of the superselection theory and an intrinsic formulation of charge composition, charge conjugation and the statistics of an algebraic quantum field theory. In a next step, the locality of massive particles together with their spectral properties are wed for the formulation of a selection criterion which opens the access to the massive, non-abelian quantum gauge theories. The role of the electric charge as a superselection rule results in the introduction of charge classes which in term lead to a set of quantum states with optimum localization properties. Finally, the asymptotic observables of quantum electrodynamics are investigated within the framework of algebraic quantum field theory. (author)
W-algebras in conformal field theory
Quantum W-algebras are defined and their relevance for conformal field theories is outlined. We describe direct constructions of W-algebras using associativity requirements. With this approach one explicitly obtains the first members of series of W-algebras, including in particular 'Casimir algebras' (related to simple Lie algebras) and extended symmetry algebras corresponding to special Virasoro-minimal models. We also describe methods for the study of highest weight representations of W-algebras. In some cases consistency of the corresponding quantum field theory already imposes severe restrictions on the admitted representations, i.e. allows to determine the field content. We conclude by reviewing known results on W-algebras and RCFTs and show that most known rational conformal fields theories can be described in terms of Casimir algebras although on the level of W-algebras exotic phenomena occur. (author). 40 refs
Lectures on algebraic quantum field theory and operator algebras
In this series of lectures directed towards a mainly mathematically oriented audience I try to motivate the use of operator algebra methods in quantum field theory. Therefore a title as why mathematicians are/should be interested in algebraic quantum field theory would be equally fitting. besides a presentation of the framework and the main results of local quantum physics these notes may serve as a guide to frontier research problems in mathematical. (author)
Lectures on algebraic quantum field theory and operator algebras
Schroer, Bert [Berlin Univ. (Germany). Institut fuer Theoretische Physik. E-mail: schroer@cbpf.br
2001-04-01
In this series of lectures directed towards a mainly mathematically oriented audience I try to motivate the use of operator algebra methods in quantum field theory. Therefore a title as why mathematicians are/should be interested in algebraic quantum field theory would be equally fitting. besides a presentation of the framework and the main results of local quantum physics these notes may serve as a guide to frontier research problems in mathematical. (author)
The algebraic theory of valued fields
Kosters, Michiel
2014-01-01
In this exposition we discuss the theory of algebraic extensions of valued fields. Our approach is mostly through Galois theory. Most of the results are well-known, but some are new. No previous knowledge on the theory of valuations is needed.
Algebraic conformal quantum field theory in perspective
Rehren, Karl-Henning
2015-01-01
Conformal quantum field theory is reviewed in the perspective of Axiomatic, notably Algebraic QFT. This theory is particularly developped in two spacetime dimensions, where many rigorous constructions are possible, as well as some complete classifications. The structural insights, analytical methods and constructive tools are expected to be useful also for four-dimensional QFT.
Clifford algebra in finite quantum field theories
We consider the most general power counting renormalizable and gauge invariant Lagrangean density L invariant with respect to some non-Abelian, compact, and semisimple gauge group G. The particle content of this quantum field theory consists of gauge vector bosons, real scalar bosons, fermions, and ghost fields. We assume that the ultimate grand unified theory needs no cutoff. This yields so-called finiteness conditions, resulting from the demand for finite physical quantities calculated by the bare Lagrangean. In lower loop order, necessary conditions for finiteness are thus vanishing beta functions for dimensionless couplings. The complexity of the finiteness conditions for a general quantum field theory makes the discussion of non-supersymmetric theories rather cumbersome. Recently, the F = 1 class of finite quantum field theories has been proposed embracing all supersymmetric theories. A special type of F = 1 theories proposed turns out to have Yukawa couplings which are equivalent to generators of a Clifford algebra representation. These algebraic structures are remarkable all the more than in the context of a well-known conjecture which states that finiteness is maybe related to global symmetries (such as supersymmetry) of the Lagrangean density. We can prove that supersymmetric theories can never be of this Clifford-type. It turns out that these Clifford algebra representations found recently are a consequence of certain invariances of the finiteness conditions resulting from a vanishing of the renormalization group β-function for the Yukawa couplings. We are able to exclude almost all such Clifford-like theories. (author)
Scaling algebras and renormalization group in algebraic quantum field theory
For any given algebra of local observables in Minkowski space an associated scaling algebra is constructed on which renormalization group (scaling) transformations act in a canonical manner. The method can be carried over to arbitrary spacetime manifolds and provides a framework for the systematic analysis of the short distance properties of local quantum field theories. It is shown that every theory has a (possibly non-unique) scaling limit which can be classified according to its classical or quantum nature. Dilation invariant theories are stable under the action of the renormalization group. Within this framework the problem of wedge (Bisognano-Wichmann) duality in the scaling limit is discussed and some of its physical implications are outlined. (orig.)
Quantum field theory and Hopf algebra cohomology
Brouder, Christian [Laboratoire de Mineralogie-Cristallographie, CNRS UMR 7590, Universites Paris 6 et 7, IPGP, 4 Place Jussieu, F-75252 Paris Cedex 05 (France); Fauser, Bertfried [Universitaet Konstanz, Fachbereich Physik, Fach M678, D-78457 Konstanz (Germany); Frabetti, Alessandra [Institut Girard Desargues, CNRS UMR 5028, Universite de Lyon 1, 21 av. Claude Bernard, F-69622 Villeurbanne (France); Oeckl, Robert [Centre de Physique Theorique, CNRS UPR 7061, F-13288 Marseille Cedex 9 (France)
2004-06-04
We exhibit a Hopf superalgebra structure of the algebra of field operators of quantum field theory (QFT) with the normal product. Based on this we construct the operator product and the time-ordered product as a twist deformation in the sense of Drinfeld. Our approach yields formulae for (perturbative) products and expectation values that allow for a significant enhancement in computational efficiency as compared to traditional methods. Employing Hopf algebra cohomology sheds new light on the structure of QFT and allows the extension to interacting (not necessarily perturbative) QFT. We give a reconstruction theorem for time-ordered products in the spirit of Streater and Wightman and recover the distinction between free and interacting theory from a property of the underlying cocycle. We also demonstrate how non-trivial vacua are described in our approach solving a problem in quantum chemistry.
Conformal field theory, tensor categories and operator algebras
This is a set of lecture notes on the operator algebraic approach to 2-dimensional conformal field theory. Representation theoretic aspects and connections to vertex operator algebras are emphasized. No knowledge on operator algebras or quantum field theory is assumed. (topical review)
Combinatorial Hopf algebras in (noncommutative) quantum field theory
We briefly review the role played by algebraic structures like combinatorial Hopf algebras in the renormalizability of (noncommutative) quantum field theory. After sketching the commutative case, we analyze the noncommutative Grosse-Wulkenhaar model.(authors)
Quantum groups and algebraic geometry in conformal field theory
The classification of two-dimensional conformal field theories is described with algebraic geometry and group theory. This classification is necessary in a consistent formulation of a string theory. (author). 130 refs.; 4 figs.; schemes
Quantum field theories on algebraic curves. I. Additive bosons
Using Serre's adelic interpretation of cohomology, we develop a 'differential and integral calculus' on an algebraic curve X over an algebraically closed field k of constants of characteristic zero, define algebraic analogues of additive multi-valued functions on X and prove the corresponding generalized residue theorem. Using the representation theory of the global Heisenberg algebra and lattice Lie algebra, we formulate quantum field theories of additive and charged bosons on an algebraic curve X. These theories are naturally connected with the algebraic de Rham theorem. We prove that an extension of global symmetries (Witten's additive Ward identities) from the k-vector space of rational functions on X to the vector space of additive multi-valued functions uniquely determines these quantum theories of additive and charged bosons.
Quantum field theories on algebraic curves. I. Additive bosons
Takhtajan, Leon A.
2013-04-01
Using Serre's adelic interpretation of cohomology, we develop a `differential and integral calculus' on an algebraic curve X over an algebraically closed field k of constants of characteristic zero, define algebraic analogues of additive multi-valued functions on X and prove the corresponding generalized residue theorem. Using the representation theory of the global Heisenberg algebra and lattice Lie algebra, we formulate quantum field theories of additive and charged bosons on an algebraic curve X. These theories are naturally connected with the algebraic de Rham theorem. We prove that an extension of global symmetries (Witten's additive Ward identities) from the k-vector space of rational functions on X to the vector space of additive multi-valued functions uniquely determines these quantum theories of additive and charged bosons.
Graph Grammars, Insertion Lie Algebras, and Quantum Field Theory
Marcolli, Matilde; Port, Alexander
2015-01-01
Graph grammars extend the theory of formal languages in order to model distributed parallelism in theoretical computer science. We show here that to certain classes of context-free and context-sensitive graph grammars one can associate a Lie algebra, whose structure is reminiscent of the insertion Lie algebras of quantum field theory. We also show that the Feynman graphs of quantum field theories are graph languages generated by a theory dependent graph grammar.
String field theory. Algebraic structure, deformation properties and superstrings
This thesis discusses several aspects of string field theory. The first issue is bosonic open-closed string field theory and its associated algebraic structure - the quantum open-closed homotopy algebra. We describe the quantum open-closed homotopy algebra in the framework of homotopy involutive Lie bialgebras, as a morphism from the loop homotopy Lie algebra of closed string to the involutive Lie bialgebra on the Hochschild complex of open strings. The formulation of the classical/quantum open-closed homotopy algebra in terms of a morphism from the closed string algebra to the open string Hochschild complex reveals deformation properties of closed strings on open string field theory. In particular, we show that inequivalent classical open string field theories are parametrized by closed string backgrounds up to gauge transformations. At the quantum level the correspondence is obstructed, but for other realizations such as the topological string, a non-trivial correspondence persists. Furthermore, we proof the decomposition theorem for the loop homotopy Lie algebra of closed string field theory, which implies uniqueness of closed string field theory on a fixed conformal background. Second, the construction of string field theory can be rephrased in terms of operads. In particular, we show that the formulation of string field theory splits into two parts: The first part is based solely on the moduli space of world sheets and ensures that the perturbative string amplitudes are recovered via Feynman rules. The second part requires a choice of background and determines the real string field theory vertices. Each of these parts can be described equivalently as a morphism between appropriate cyclic and modular operads, at the classical and quantum level respectively. The algebraic structure of string field theory is then encoded in the composition of these two morphisms. Finally, we outline the construction of type II superstring field theory. Specific features of the
Bipartite field theories, cluster algebras and the Grassmannian
We review recent progress in bipartite field theories. We cover topics such as their gauge dynamics, emergence of toric Calabi–Yau manifolds as master and moduli spaces, string theory embedding, relationships to on-shell diagrams, connections to cluster algebras and the Grassmannian, and applications to graph equivalence and stratification of the Grassmannian. This article is part of a special issue of Journal of Physics A: Mathematical and Theoretical devoted to ‘Cluster algebras in mathematical physics’. (review)
Background independent algebraic structures in closed string field theory
We construct a Batalin-Vilkovisky (BV) algebra on moduli spaces of Riemann surfaces. This algebra is background independent in that it makes no reference to a state space of a conformal field theory. Conformal theories define a homomorphism of this algebra to the BV algebra of string functionals. The construction begins with a graded-commutative free associative algebra C built from the vector space whose elements are orientable subspaces of moduli spaces of punctured Riemann surfaces. The typical element here is a surface with several connected components. The operation Δ of sewing two punctures with a full twist is shown to be an odd, second order derivation that squares to zero. It follows that (C,Δ) is a Batalin-Vilkovisky algebra. We introduce the odd operator δ=∂+ℎΔ, where ∂ is the boundary operator. It is seen that δ2=0, and that consistent closed string vertices define a cohomology class of δ. This cohomology class is used to construct a Lie algebra on a quotient space of C. This Lie algebra gives a manifestly background independent description of a subalgebra of the closed string gauge algebra. (orig.)
Algebraic structures and eigenstates for integrable collective field theories
Conditions for the construction of polynomial eigen-operators for the Hamiltonian of collective string field theories are explored. Such eigen-operators arise for only one monomial potential v(x)=μx2 in the collective field theory. They form a w∞-algebra isomorphic to the algebra of vertex operators in 2d gravity. Polynomial potentials of orders only strictly larger or smaller than 2 have no non-zero-energy polynomial eigen-operators. This analysis leads us to consider a particular potential ν(x)=μx2+g/x2. A Lie algebra of polynomial eigen-operators is then constructed for this potential. It is a symmetric 2-index Lie algebra, also represented as a subalgebra of U(sl(2)). (orig.)
Fusion algebras and characters of rational conformal field theories
Eholzer, W
1995-01-01
We introduce the notion of (nondegenerate) strongly-modular fusion algebras. Here strongly-modular means that the fusion algebra is induced via Verlinde's formula by a representation of the modular group whose kernel contains a congruence subgroup. Furthermore, nondegenerate means that the conformal dimensions of possibly underlying rational conformal field theories do not differ by integers. Our first main result is the classification of all strongly-modular fusion algebras of dimension two, three and four and the classification of all nondegenerate strongly-modular fusion algebras of dimension less than 24. Secondly, we show that the conformal characters of various rational models of W-algebras can be determined from the mere knowledge of the central charge and the set of conformal dimensions. We also describe how to actually construct conformal characters by using theta series associated to certain lattices. On our way we develop several tools for studying representations of the modular group on spaces of ...
The gauge algebra of double field theory and Courant brackets
We investigate the symmetry algebra of the recently proposed field theory on a doubled torus that describes closed string modes on a torus with both momentum and winding. The gauge parameters are constrained fields on the doubled space and transform as vectors under T-duality. The gauge algebra defines a T-duality covariant bracket. For the case in which the parameters and fields are T-dual to ones that have momentum but no winding, we find the gauge transformations to all orders and show that the gauge algebra reduces to one obtained by Siegel. We show that the bracket for such restricted parameters is the Courant bracket. We explain how these algebras are realised as symmetries despite the failure of the Jacobi identity.
Path operator algebras in conformal quantum field theories
Two different kinds of path algebras and methods from noncommutative geometry are applied to conformal field theory: Fusion rings and modular invariants of extended chiral algebras are analyzed in terms of essential paths which are a path description of intertwiners. As an example, the ADE classification of modular invariants for minimal models is reproduced. The analysis of two-step extensions is included. Path algebras based on a path space interpretation of character identities can be applied to the analysis of fusion rings as well. In particular, factorization properties of character identities and therefore of the corresponding path spaces are - by means of K-theory - related to the factorization of the fusion ring of Virasoro- and W-algebras. Examples from nonsupersymmetric as well as N=2 supersymmetric minimal models are discussed. (orig.)
Loop Homotopy Algebras in Closed String Field Theory
Markl, Martin
2001-01-01
Roč. 221, - (2001), s. 367-384. ISSN 0010-3616 R&D Projects: GA ČR GA201/99/0675 Keywords : homotopy algebras% string field theory Subject RIV: BA - General Mathematics Impact factor: 1.729, year: 2001
Combinatorial Hopf algebras in quantum field theory I
Figueroa, H; Figueroa, Hector; Gracia-Bondia, Jose M.
2004-01-01
This manuscript collects and expands for the most part a series of lectures on the interface between combinatorial Hopf algebra theory (CHAT) and renormalization theory, delivered by the second-named author in the framework of the joint mathematical physics seminar of the Universites d'Artois and Lille 1, from late January till mid-February 2003. The plan is as follows: Section 1 is the introduction, and Section 2 contains an elementary invitation to the subject. Sections 3-7 are devoted to the basics of Hopf algebra theory and examples, in ascending level of complexity. Section 8 contains a first, direct approach to the Faa di Bruno Hopf algebra. Section 9 gives applications of that to quantum field theory and Lagrange reversion. Section 10 rederives the Connes-Moscovici algebras. In Section 11 we turn to Hopf algebras of Feynman graphs. Then in Section 12 we give an extremely simple derivation of (the properly combinatorial part of) Zimmermann's method, in its original diagrammatic form. In Section 13 gener...
The Poisson algebra of classical Hamiltonians in field theory and the problem of its quantization
Stoyanovsky, A.
2010-01-01
We construct the commutative Poisson algebra of classical Hamiltonians in field theory. We pose the problem of quantization of this Poisson algebra. We also make some interesting computations in the known quadratic part of the quantum algebra.
Cosmological applications of algebraic quantum field theory in curved spacetimes
Hack, Thomas-Paul
2016-01-01
This book provides a largely self-contained and broadly accessible exposition on two cosmological applications of algebraic quantum field theory (QFT) in curved spacetime: a fundamental analysis of the cosmological evolution according to the Standard Model of Cosmology; and a fundamental study of the perturbations in inflation. The two central sections of the book dealing with these applications are preceded by sections providing a pedagogical introduction to the subject. Introductory material on the construction of linear QFTs on general curved spacetimes with and without gauge symmetry in the algebraic approach, physically meaningful quantum states on general curved spacetimes, and the backreaction of quantum fields in curved spacetimes via the semiclassical Einstein equation is also given. The reader should have a basic understanding of General Relativity and QFT on Minkowski spacetime, but no background in QFT on curved spacetimes or the algebraic approach to QFT is required.
Cosmological Applications of Algebraic Quantum Field Theory in Curved Spacetimes
Hack, Thomas-Paul
2015-01-01
This monograph provides a largely self--contained and broadly accessible exposition of two cosmological applications of algebraic quantum field theory (QFT) in curved spacetime: a fundamental analysis of the cosmological evolution according to the Standard Model of Cosmology and a fundamental study of the perturbations in Inflation. The two central sections of the book dealing with these applications are preceded by sections containing a pedagogical introduction to the subject as well as introductory material on the construction of linear QFTs on general curved spacetimes with and without gauge symmetry in the algebraic approach, physically meaningful quantum states on general curved spacetimes, and the backreaction of quantum fields in curved spacetimes via the semiclassical Einstein equation. The target reader should have a basic understanding of General Relativity and QFT on Minkowski spacetime, but does not need to have a background in QFT on curved spacetimes or the algebraic approach to QFT. In particul...
Representation theory of current algebra and conformal field theory on Riemann surfaces
We study conformal field theories with current algebra (WZW-model) on general Riemann surfaces based on the integrable representation theory of current algebra. The space of chiral conformal blocks defined as solutions of current and conformal Ward identities is shown to be finite dimensional and satisfies the factorization properties. (author)
Perturbative algebraic quantum field theory at finite temperature
Lindner, Falk
2013-08-15
We present the algebraic approach to perturbative quantum field theory for the real scalar field in Minkowski spacetime. In this work we put a special emphasis on the inherent state-independence of the framework and provide a detailed analysis of the state space. The dynamics of the interacting system is constructed in a novel way by virtue of the time-slice axiom in causal perturbation theory. This method sheds new light in the connection between quantum statistical dynamics and perturbative quantum field theory. In particular it allows the explicit construction of the KMS and vacuum state for the interacting, massive Klein-Gordon field which implies the absence of infrared divergences of the interacting theory at finite temperature, in particular for the interacting Wightman and time-ordered functions.
Perturbative algebraic quantum field theory at finite temperature
We present the algebraic approach to perturbative quantum field theory for the real scalar field in Minkowski spacetime. In this work we put a special emphasis on the inherent state-independence of the framework and provide a detailed analysis of the state space. The dynamics of the interacting system is constructed in a novel way by virtue of the time-slice axiom in causal perturbation theory. This method sheds new light in the connection between quantum statistical dynamics and perturbative quantum field theory. In particular it allows the explicit construction of the KMS and vacuum state for the interacting, massive Klein-Gordon field which implies the absence of infrared divergences of the interacting theory at finite temperature, in particular for the interacting Wightman and time-ordered functions.
Samuel, Pierre
2008-01-01
Algebraic number theory introduces students not only to new algebraic notions but also to related concepts: groups, rings, fields, ideals, quotient rings and quotient fields, homomorphisms and isomorphisms, modules, and vector spaces. Author Pierre Samuel notes that students benefit from their studies of algebraic number theory by encountering many concepts fundamental to other branches of mathematics - algebraic geometry, in particular.This book assumes a knowledge of basic algebra but supplements its teachings with brief, clear explanations of integrality, algebraic extensions of fields, Gal
Hopf Algebra Structure of a Model Quantum Field Theory
Solomon, A I; Blasiak, P; Horzela, A; Penson, K A
2006-01-01
Recent elegant work on the structure of Perturbative Quantum Field Theory (PQFT) has revealed an astonishing interplay between analysis(Riemann Zeta functions), topology (Knot theory), combinatorial graph theory (Feynman Diagrams) and algebra (Hopf structure). The difficulty inherent in the complexities of a fully-fledged field theory such as PQFT means that the essential beauty of the relationships between these areas can be somewhat obscured. Our intention is to display some, although not all, of these structures in the context of a simple zero-dimensional field theory; i.e. a quantum theory of non-commuting operators which do not depend on spacetime. The combinatorial properties of these boson creation and annihilation operators, which is our chosen example, may be described by graphs, analogous to the Feynman diagrams of PQFT, which we show possess a Hopf algebra structure. Our approach is based on the partition function for a boson gas. In a subsequent note in these Proceedings we sketch the relationship...
Short-distance analysis for algebraic euclidean field theory
Schlingemann, D
1999-01-01
Recently D. Buchholz and R. Verch have proposed a method for implementing in algebraic quantum field theory ideas from renormalization group analysis of short-distance (high energy) behavior by passing to certain scaling limit theories. Buchholz and Verch distinguish between different types of theories where the limit is unique, degenerate, or classical, and the method allows in principle to extract the `ultraparticle' content of a given model, i.e. to identify particles (like quarks and gluons) that are not visible at finite distances due to `confinement'. It is therefore of great importance for the physical interpretation of the theory. The method has been illustrated in a simple model in with some rather surprising results. This paper will focus on the question how the short distance behavior of models defined by euclidean means is reflected in the corresponding behavior of their Minkowski counterparts. More specifically, we shall prove that if a euclidean theory has some short distance limit, then it is p...
Renormalization and periods in perturbative Algebraic Quantum Field Theory
Rejzner, Kasia
2016-01-01
In this paper I give an overview of mathematical structures appearing in perturbative algebraic quantum field theory (pAQFT) and I show how these relate to certain periods. pAQFT is a mathematically rigorous framework that allows to build models of physically relevant quantum field theories on a large class of Lorentzian manifolds. The basic objects in this framework are functionals on the space of field configurations and renormalization method used is the Epstein-Glaser (EG) renormalization. The main idea in the EG approach is to reformulate the renormalization problem, using functional analytic tools, as a problem of extending almost homogeneously scaling distributions that are well defined outside some partial diagonals in $\\mathbb{R}^n$. Such an extension is not unique, but it gives rise to a unique "residue", understood as an obstruction for the extended distribution to scale almost homogeneously. Physically, such scaling violations are interpreted as contributions to the $\\beta$ function.
Perturbative algebraic quantum field theory an introduction for mathematicians
Rejzner, Kasia
2016-01-01
Perturbative Algebraic Quantum Field Theory (pAQFT), the subject of this book, is a complete and mathematically rigorous treatment of perturbative quantum field theory (pQFT) that doesn’t require the use of divergent quantities. We discuss in detail the examples of scalar fields and gauge theories and generalize them to QFT on curved spacetimes. pQFT models describe a wide range of physical phenomena and have remarkable agreement with experimental results. Despite this success, the theory suffers from many conceptual problems. pAQFT is a good candidate to solve many, if not all of these conceptual problems. Chapters 1-3 provide some background in mathematics and physics. Chapter 4 concerns classical theory of the scalar field, which is subsequently quantized in chapters 5 and 6. Chapter 7 covers gauge theory and chapter 8 discusses QFT on curved spacetimes and effective quantum gravity. The book aims to be accessible researchers and graduate students interested in the mathematical foundations of pQFT are th...
Current algebra and conformal field theory on a figure eight
Balachandran, A P; Sen-Gupta, K; Marmo, G; Salomonson, P; Simoni, A; Stern, A
1993-01-01
We examine the dynamics of a free massless scalar field on a figure eight network. Upon requiring the scalar field to have a well defined value at the junction of the network, it is seen that the conserved currents of the theory satisfy Kirchhoff's law, that is that the current flowing into the junction equals the current flowing out. We obtain the corresponding current algebra and show that, unlike on a circle, the left- and right-moving currents on the figure eight do not in general commute in quantum theory. Since a free scalar field theory on a one dimensional spatial manifold exhibits conformal symmetry, it is natural to ask whether an analogous symmetry can be defined for the figure eight. We find that, unlike in the case of a manifold, the action plus boundary conditions for the network are not invariant under separate conformal transformations associated with left- and right-movers. Instead, the system is, at best, invariant under only a single set of transformations. Its conserved current is also fou...
Clifford Algebra Cℓ 3(ℂ) for Applications to Field Theories
Panicaud, B.
2011-10-01
The multivectorial algebras present yet both an academic and a technological interest. Difficulties can occur for their use. Indeed, in all applications care is taken to distinguish between polar and axial vectors and between scalars and pseudo scalars. Then a total of eight elements are often considered even if they are not given the correct name of multivectors. Eventually because of their simplicity, only the vectorial algebra or the quaternions algebra are explicitly used for physical applications. Nevertheless, it should be more convenient to use directly more complex algebras in order to have a wider range of application. The aim of this paper is to inquire into one particular Clifford algebra which could solve this problem. The present study is both didactic concerning its construction and pragmatic because of the introduced applications. The construction method is not an original one. But this latter allows to build up the associated real algebra as well as a peculiar formalism that enables a formal analogy with the classical vectorial algebra. Finally several fields of the theoretical physics will be described thanks to this algebra, as well as a more applied case in general relativity emphasizing simultaneously its relative validity in this particular domain and the easiness of modeling some physical problems.
Algebraic extensions of fields
McCarthy, Paul J
1991-01-01
""...clear, unsophisticated and direct..."" - MathThis textbook is intended to prepare graduate students for the further study of fields, especially algebraic number theory and class field theory. It presumes some familiarity with topology and a solid background in abstract algebra. Chapter 1 contains the basic results concerning algebraic extensions. In addition to separable and inseparable extensions and normal extensions, there are sections on finite fields, algebraically closed fields, primitive elements, and norms and traces. Chapter 2 is devoted to Galois theory. Besides the fundamenta
Quantum field theory on toroidal topology: Algebraic structure and applications
Khanna, F.C., E-mail: khannaf@uvic.ca [Department of Physics and Astronomy, University of Victoria, Victoria, BC V8P 5C2 (Canada); TRIUMF, Vancouver, BC, V6T 2A3 (Canada); Malbouisson, A.P.C., E-mail: adolfo@cbpf.br [Centro Brasileiro de Pesquisas Físicas/MCT, 22290-180, Rio de Janeiro, RJ (Brazil); Malbouisson, J.M.C., E-mail: jmalboui@ufba.br [Instituto de Física, Universidade Federal da Bahia, 40210-340, Salvador, BA (Brazil); Santana, A.E., E-mail: asantana@unb.br [International Center for Condensed Matter Physics, Instituto de Física, Universidade de Brasília, 70910-900, Brasília, DF (Brazil)
2014-06-01
The development of quantum theory on a torus has a long history, and can be traced back to the 1920s, with the attempts by Nordström, Kaluza and Klein to define a fourth spatial dimension with a finite size, being curved in the form of a torus, such that Einstein and Maxwell equations would be unified. Many developments were carried out considering cosmological problems in association with particle physics, leading to methods that are useful for areas of physics, in which size effects play an important role. This interest in finite size effect systems has been increasing rapidly over the last decades, due principally to experimental improvements. In this review, the foundations of compactified quantum field theory on a torus are presented in a unified way, in order to consider applications in particle and condensed matter physics. The theory on a torus Γ{sub D}{sup d}=(S{sup 1}){sup d}×R{sup D−d} is developed from a Lie-group representation and c{sup ∗}-algebra formalisms. As a first application, the quantum field theory at finite temperature, in its real- and imaginary-time versions, is addressed by focusing on its topological structure, the torus Γ{sub 4}{sup 1}. The toroidal quantum-field theory provides the basis for a consistent approach of spontaneous symmetry breaking driven by both temperature and spatial boundaries. Then the superconductivity in films, wires and grains are analyzed, leading to some results that are comparable with experiments. The Casimir effect is studied taking the electromagnetic and Dirac fields on a torus. In this case, the method of analysis is based on a generalized Bogoliubov transformation, that separates the Green function into two parts: one is associated with the empty space–time, while the other describes the impact of compactification. This provides a natural procedure for calculating the renormalized energy–momentum tensor. Self interacting four-fermion systems, described by the Gross–Neveu and Nambu
New candidates for string field theory from the cohomology of C* algebras
Candidates for string field theories are constructed from the equivariant cohomology of two C*-algebras. The C*-algebras are constructed in a standard way from two foliations, corresponding to open and closed strings. The open string case is similar to the * operation of Witten. The classification of possible theories is related to the cohomology of spacetime and the cohomology of the Virasoro algebra. (orig.)
Open and Closed String field theory interpreted in classical Algebraic Topology
Sullivan, Dennis
2003-01-01
There is an interpretation of open string field theory in algebraic topology. An interpretation of closed string field theory can be deduced from this open string theory to obtain as well the interpretation of open and closed string field theory combined.
Several two dimensional quantum field theory models have more than one vacuum state. An investigation of super selection sectors in two dimensions from an axiomatic point of view suggests that there should be also states, called soliton or kink states, which interpolate different vacua. Familiar quantum field theory models, for which the existence of kink states have been proven, are the Sine-Gordon and the φ42-model. In order to establish the existence of kink states for a larger class of models, we investigate the following question: Which are sufficient conditions a pair of vacuum states has to fulfill, such that an interpolating kink state can be constructed? We discuss the problem in the framework of algebraic quantum field theory which includes, for example, the P(φ)2-models. We identify a large class of vacuum states, including the vacua of the P(φ)2-models, the Yukawa2-like models and special types of Wess-Zumino models, for which there is a natural way to construct an interpolating kink state. In two space-time dimensions, massive particle states are kink states. We apply the Haag-Ruelle collision theory to kink sectors in order to analyze the asymptotic scattering states. We show that for special configurations of n kinks the scattering states describe n freely moving non interacting particles. (orig.)
Jarvis, Frazer
2014-01-01
The technical difficulties of algebraic number theory often make this subject appear difficult to beginners. This undergraduate textbook provides a welcome solution to these problems as it provides an approachable and thorough introduction to the topic. Algebraic Number Theory takes the reader from unique factorisation in the integers through to the modern-day number field sieve. The first few chapters consider the importance of arithmetic in fields larger than the rational numbers. Whilst some results generalise well, the unique factorisation of the integers in these more general number fields often fail. Algebraic number theory aims to overcome this problem. Most examples are taken from quadratic fields, for which calculations are easy to perform. The middle section considers more general theory and results for number fields, and the book concludes with some topics which are more likely to be suitable for advanced students, namely, the analytic class number formula and the number field sieve. This is the fi...
Poisson algebras for non-linear field theories in the Cahiers topos
Benini, Marco
2016-01-01
We develop an approach to construct Poisson algebras for non-linear scalar field theories that is based on the Cahiers topos model for synthetic differential geometry. In this framework the solution space of the field equation carries a natural smooth structure and, following Zuckerman's ideas, we can endow it with a presymplectic current. We formulate the Hamiltonian vector field equation in this setting and show that it selects a family of observables which forms a Poisson algebra. Our approach provides a clean splitting between geometric and algebraic aspects of the construction of a Poisson algebra, which are sufficient to guarantee existence, and analytical aspects that are crucial to analyze its properties.
Algebraic characterization of vector supersymmetry in topological field theories
An algebraic cohomological characterization of a class of linearly broken Ward identities is provided. The examples of the topological vector supersymmetry and of the Landau ghost equation are discussed in detail. The existence of such a linearly broken Ward identities turns out to be related to BRST exact anti-field dependent cocycles with negative ghost number, according to the cohomological reformulation of the Noether theorem given by M. Henneaux et al. (author)
The theory of algebraic numbers
Pollard, Harry
1975-01-01
An excellent introduction to the basics of algebraic number theory, this concise, well-written volume examines Gaussian primes; polynomials over a field; algebraic number fields; and algebraic integers and integral bases. After establishing a firm introductory foundation, the text explores the uses of arithmetic in algebraic number fields; the fundamental theorem of ideal theory and its consequences; ideal classes and class numbers; and the Fermat conjecture. 1975 edition. References. List of Symbols. Index.
Algebraic structure of cohomological field theory models and equivariant cohomology
The definition of observables within conventional gauge theories is settled by general consensus. Within cohomological theories considered as gauge theories of an exotic type, that question has a much less obvious answer. It is shown here that in most cases these theories are best defined in terms of equivariant cohomologies both at the field level and at the level of observables. (author). 21 refs
Algebraic structure of cohomological field theory models and equivariant cohomology
Stora, R.; Thuillier, F. [Grenoble-1 Univ., 74 - Annecy (France). Lab. de Physique des Particules Elementaires; Wallet, J.Ch. [Paris-11 Univ., 91 - Orsay (France). Div. de Physique Theorique
1994-12-31
The definition of observables within conventional gauge theories is settled by general consensus. Within cohomological theories considered as gauge theories of an exotic type, that question has a much less obvious answer. It is shown here that in most cases these theories are best defined in terms of equivariant cohomologies both at the field level and at the level of observables. (author). 21 refs.
Field algebra, Hilbert space and observables in two-dimensional higher-derivative field theories
We discuss structural aspects related to the field algebra of two-dimensional higher-derivative quantum field theories. We present general selection criteria for the proper field subalgebra that generates Wightman functions satisfying the asymptotic factorization property and which define a semi-definite inner product Hilbert space. The positive definite inner product Hilbert space, which contains as a subspace of states the general Wightman functions of the corresponding standard canonical models, is a quotient space obtained by equivalence classes. For higher-derivative local gauge theories, besides the Lowenstein-Swieca condition, an additional condition must be imposed on the field algebra in order to obtain a physical subspace of states satisfying a reasonable set of physically meaningful axioms. (author)
Solutions in Bosonic String Field Theory and Higher Spin Algebras in AdS
Polyakov, Dimitri
2015-01-01
We find a class of analytic solutions in open bosonic string field theory, parametrized by the chiral copy of higher spin algebra in $AdS_3$. The solutions are expressed in terms of the generating function for the products of Bell polynomials in derivatives of bosonic space-time coordinates $X^m(z)$ of the open string, which form is determined in this work. The products of these polynomials form a natural operator algebra realizations of $W_\\infty$ (area-preserving diffeomorphisms), enveloping algebra of SU(2) and higher spin algebra in $AdS_3$. The class of SFT solutions found can, in turn, be interpreted as the "enveloping of enveloping", or the enveloping of $AdS_3$ higher spin algebra. We also discuss the extensions of this class of solutions to superstring theory and their relations to higher spin algebras in higher space-time dimensions.
Application of Tomita-Takesaki theory in algebraic euclidean field theories
Schlingemann, D
1999-01-01
The construction of the known interacting quantum field theory models is mostly based on euclidean techniques. The expectation values of interesting quantities are usually given in terms of euclidean correlation functions from which one should be able to extract information about the behavior of the correlation functions of the Minkowskian counterpart. We think that the C*-algebraic approach to euclidean field theory gives an appropriate setup in order to study structural aspects model independently. A previous paper deals with a construction scheme which relates to each euclidean field theory a Poincaré covariant quantum field theory model in the sense of R. Haag and D. Kastler. Within the framework of R. Haag and D. Kastler, the physical concept of PCT symmetry and spin and statistics is related to the Tomita-Takesaki theory of von Neumann algebras and this important aspects has been studied by several authors. We express the PCT symmetry in terms of euclidean reflexions and we explicitly identify the corr...
An algebraic approach towards the classification of 2 dimensional conformal field theories
This thesis treats an algebraic method for the construction of 2-dimensional conformal field theories. The method consists of the study of the representation theory of the Virasoro algebra and suitable extensions of this. The classification of 2-dimensional conformal field theories is translated into the classification of combinations of representations which satisfy certain consistence conditions (unitarity and modular invariance). For a certain class of 2-dimensional field theories, namely the one with central charge c = 1 from the theory of Kac-Moody algebra's. there exist indications, but as yet mainly hope, that this construction will finally lead to a classification of 2-dimensional conformal field theories. 182 refs.; 2 figs.; 26 tabs
Brouder, Christian
2002-01-01
The Laplace Hopf algebra created by Rota and coll. is generalized to provide an algebraic tool for combinatorial problems of quantum field theory. This framework encompasses commutation relations, normal products, time-ordered products and renormalisation. It considers the operator product and the time-ordered product as deformations of the normal product. In particular, it gives an algebraic meaning to Wick's theorem and it extends the concept of Laplace pairing to prove that the renormalise...
Weiss, Edwin
1998-01-01
Careful organization and clear, detailed proofs characterize this methodical, self-contained exposition of basic results of classical algebraic number theory from a relatively modem point of view. This volume presents most of the number-theoretic prerequisites for a study of either class field theory (as formulated by Artin and Tate) or the contemporary treatment of analytical questions (as found, for example, in Tate's thesis).Although concerned exclusively with algebraic number fields, this treatment features axiomatic formulations with a considerable range of applications. Modem abstract te
Super Virasoro algebra and solvable supersymmetric quantum field theories
Interesting and deep relationships between super Virasoro algebras and super soliton systems (super KdV, super mKdV and super sine-Gordon equations) are investigated at both classical and quantum levels. An infinite set of conserved quantities responsible for solvability is characterized by super Virasoro algebras only. Several members of the infinite set of conserved quantities are derived explicitly. (author)
Hopf algebras and the combinatorics of connected graphs in quantum field theory
Mestre, Angela; Oeckl, Robert
2008-01-01
In this talk, we are concerned with the formulation and understanding of the combinatorics of time-ordered n-point functions in terms of the Hopf algebra of field operators. Mathematically, this problem can be formulated as one in combinatorics or graph theory. It consists in finding a recursive algorithm that generates all connected graphs in their Hopf algebraic representation. This representation can be used directly and efficiently in evaluating Feynman graphs as contributions to the n-po...
C-algebras and their applications to reflection groups and conformal field theories
Zuber, Jean-Bernard
1997-01-01
The aim of this lecture is to present the concept of C-algebra and to illustrate its applications in two contexts: the study of reflection groups and their folding on the one hand, the structure of rational conformal field theories on the other. For simplicity the discussion is restricted to finite Coxeter groups and conformal theories with a $\\hat{sl}(2)$ current algebra, but it may be extended to a larger class of groups and theories associated with $\\hat{sl}(N)$. (Proceedings of the RIMS S...
Fractional Dirac operators and deformed field theory on Clifford algebra
Fractional Dirac equations are constructed and fractional Dirac operators on Clifford algebra in four dimensional are introduced within the framework of the fractional calculus of variations recently introduced by the author. Many interesting consequences are revealed and discussed in some details.
Systems with outer constraints. Gupta-Bleuler electromagnetism as an algebraic field theory
Since there are some important systems which have constraints not contained in their field algebras, we develop here in a C*-context the algebraic structures of these. The constraints are defined as a group G acting as outer automorphisms on the field algebra F,α:G → Aut F, αG not is contained in Inn F, and we find that the selection of G-invariant states on F is the same as the selection of states ω on M(GαxF) by ω(Ug) = 1 and g element of G, where Ug element of M(GαxF)inverse slantF are the canonical elements implementing αg. These states are taken as the physical states, and this specifies the resulting algebraic structure of the physics in M(GαxF), and in particular the maximal constraint free physical algebra R. A nontriviality condition is given for R to exist, and we extend the notion of a crossed product to deal with a situation where G is not locally compact. This is necessary to deal with the field theoretical aspect of the constraints. Next the C*-algebra of the CCR is employed to define the abstract algebraic structure of Gupta-Bleuler electromagnetism in the present framework. The indefinite inner product representation structure is obtained, and this puts Gupta-Bleuler electromagnetism on a rigorous footing. Finally, as a bonus, we find that the algebraic structures just set up, provide a blueprint for constructive quadratic algebraic field theory. (orig.)
Quantum field theory on toroidal topology: algebraic structure and applications
Khanna, F C; Malbouisson, J M C; Santana, A E
2014-01-01
The development of quantum theory on a torus has a long history, and can be traced back to the 1920s, with the attempts by Nordstr\\"om, Kaluza and Klein to define a fourth spatial dimension with a finite size, being curved in the form of a torus, such that Einstein and Maxwell equations would be unified. Many developments were carried out considering cosmological problems in association with particles physics, leading to methods that are useful for areas of physics, in which size effects play an important role. This interest in finite size effect systems has been increasing rapidly over the last decades, due principally to experimental improvements. In this review, the foundations of compactified quantum field theory on a torus are presented in a unified way, in order to consider applications in particle and condensed matted physics.
Quantum exchange algebra and exact operator solution of A sub 2 -Toda field theory
Takimoto, Y; Kurokawa, H; Fujiwara, T
1999-01-01
Locality is analyzed for Toda field theories by noting novel chiral description in the conventional non-chiral formalism. It is shown that the canonicity of the interacting to free field mapping described by the classical solution is automatically guaranteed by the locality. Quantum Toda theories are investigated by applying the method of free field quantization. We give Toda exponential operators associated with fundamental weight vectors as bilinear forms of chiral fields satisfying characteristic quantum exchange algebra. It is shown that the locality leads to non-trivial relations among the R-matrix and the expansion coefficients of the exponential operators. The Toda exponentials are obtained for a A sub 2 -system by extending the algebraic method developed for the Liouville theory. The canonical commutation relations and the operatorial field equations are also examined.
Quantum Exchange Algebra and Exact Operator Solution of $A_{2}$-Toda Field Theory
Takimoto, Y; Kurokawa, H; Fujiwara, T
1999-01-01
Locality is analyzed for Toda field theories by noting novel chiral description in the conventional nonchiral formalism. It is shown that the canonicity of the interacting to free field mapping described by the classical solution is automatically guaranteed by the locality. Quantum Toda theories are investigated by applying the method of free field quantization. We give Toda exponential operators associated with fundamental weight vectors as bilinear forms of chiral fields satisfying characteristic quantum exchange algebra. It is shown that the locality leads to nontrivial relations among the ${\\cal R}$-matrix and the expansion coefficients of the exponential operators. The Toda exponentials are obtained for $A_2$-system by extending the algebraic method developed for Liouville theory. The canonical commutation relations and the operatorial field equations are also examined.
Quantum double actions on operator algebras and orbifold quantum field theories
Starting from a local quantum field theory with an unbroken compact symmetry group G in 1+1 dimensional spacetime we construct disorder fields implementing gauge transformations on the fields (order variables) localized in a wedge region. Enlarging the local algebras by these disorder fields we obtain a nonlocal field theory, the fixpoint algebras of which under the appropriately extended action of the group G are shown to satisfy Haag duality in every simple sector. The specifically 1+1 dimensional phenomenon of violation of Haag duality of fixpoint nets is thereby clarified. In the case of a finite group G the extended theory is acted upon in a completely canonical way by the quantum double D(G) and satisfies R-matrix commutation relations as well as a Verlinde algebra. Furthermore, our methods are suitable for a concise and transparent approach to bosonization. The main technical ingredient is a strengthened version of the split property which should hold in all reasonable massive theories. In the appendices (part of) the results are extended to arbitary locally compact groups and our methods are adapted to chiral theories on the circle. (orig.)
Classical theory of algebraic numbers
Ribenboim, Paulo
2001-01-01
Gauss created the theory of binary quadratic forms in "Disquisitiones Arithmeticae" and Kummer invented ideals and the theory of cyclotomic fields in his attempt to prove Fermat's Last Theorem These were the starting points for the theory of algebraic numbers, developed in the classical papers of Dedekind, Dirichlet, Eisenstein, Hermite and many others This theory, enriched with more recent contributions, is of basic importance in the study of diophantine equations and arithmetic algebraic geometry, including methods in cryptography This book has a clear and thorough exposition of the classical theory of algebraic numbers, and contains a large number of exercises as well as worked out numerical examples The Introduction is a recapitulation of results about principal ideal domains, unique factorization domains and commutative fields Part One is devoted to residue classes and quadratic residues In Part Two one finds the study of algebraic integers, ideals, units, class numbers, the theory of decomposition, iner...
The algebra of space-time as basis of a quantum field theory of all fermions and interactions
In this thesis a construction of a grand unified theory on the base of algebras of vector fields on a Riemannian space-time is described. Hereby from the vector and covector fields a Clifford-geometrical algebra is generated. (HSI)
Impressions on the algebraic renormalization of the N=2 supersymmetric Yang-Mills field theories
We investigate the ultraviolet behavior of a class of N=2 supersymmetric Yang-Mills field theories which are built up in terms of N=1 superfields. Our results are obtained within the framework of the so-called algebraic renormalization technique of Becchi, Rouet, and Stora. Thanks to the algebraic renormalization setup, we have been able to write down the most general local counterterm functional which is compatible with all the classical symmetries of the model in the N=1 superspace. As a consequence of having parametrized both physical and unphysical renormalizations of the theory, we have also been able to present its corresponding Callan-Symanzik equation. In particular, due to the existence of a pair of linearly broken Ward identities, the nonrenormalization property of the gauge ghosts' wave functions is also proven to occur in this broad class of N=2 supersymmetric gauge field models
The Casimir Effect from the Point of View of Algebraic Quantum Field Theory
Dappiaggi, Claudio; Nosari, Gabriele; Pinamonti, Nicola
2016-06-01
We consider a region of Minkowski spacetime bounded either by one or by two parallel, infinitely extended plates orthogonal to a spatial direction and a real Klein-Gordon field satisfying Dirichlet boundary conditions. We quantize these two systems within the algebraic approach to quantum field theory using the so-called functional formalism. As a first step we construct a suitable unital ∗-algebra of observables whose generating functionals are characterized by a labelling space which is at the same time optimal and separating and fulfils the F-locality property. Subsequently we give a definition for these systems of Hadamard states and we investigate explicit examples. In the case of a single plate, it turns out that one can build algebraic states via a pull-back of those on the whole Minkowski spacetime, moreover inheriting from them the Hadamard property. When we consider instead two plates, algebraic states can be put in correspondence with those on flat spacetime via the so-called method of images, which we translate to the algebraic setting. For a massless scalar field we show that this procedure works perfectly for a large class of quasi-free states including the Poincaré vacuum and KMS states. Eventually Wick polynomials are introduced. Contrary to the Minkowski case, the extended algebras, built in globally hyperbolic subregions can be collected in a global counterpart only after a suitable deformation which is expressed locally in terms of a *-isomorphism. As a last step, we construct explicitly the two-point function and the regularized energy density, showing, moreover, that the outcome is consistent with the standard results of the Casimir effect.
Conformal Field Theory, Vertex Operator Algebra and Stochastic Loewner Evolution in Ising Model
Zahabi, Ali
2015-01-01
We review the algebraic and analytic aspects of the conformal field theory (CFT) and its relation to the stochastic Loewner evolution (SLE) in an example of the Ising model. We obtain the scaling limit of the correlation functions of Ising free fermions on an arbitrary simply connected two-dimensional domain $D$. Then, we study the analytic and algebraic aspects of the fermionic CFT on $D$, using the Fock space formalism of fields, and the Clifford vertex operator algebra (VOA). These constructions lead to the conformal field theory of the Fock space fields and the fermionic Fock space of states and their relations in case of the Ising free fermions. Furthermore, we investigate the conformal structure of the fermionic Fock space fields and the Clifford VOA, namely the operator product expansions, correlation functions and differential equations. Finally, by using the Clifford VOA and the fermionic CFT, we investigate a rigorous realization of the CFT/SLE correspondence in the Ising model. First, by studying t...
Wild Pfister forms over Henselian fields, K-theory, and conic division algebras
Garibaldi, Skip
2010-01-01
The epicenter of this paper concerns Pfister quadratic forms over a field $F$ with a Henselian discrete valuation. All characteristics are considered but we focus on the most complicated case where the residue field has characteristic 2 but $F$ does not. We also prove results about round quadratic forms, composition algebras, generalizations of composition algebras we call conic algebras, and central simple associative symbol algebras. Finally we give relationships between these objects and Kato's filtration on the Milnor $K$-groups of $F$.
Tilting theory and cluster algebras
Reiten, Idun
2010-01-01
We give an introduction to the theory of cluster categories and cluster tilted algebras. We include some background on the theory of cluster algebras, and discuss the interplay with cluster categories and cluster tilted algebras.
Algebraic approach to quantum field theory on a class of noncommutative curved spacetimes
In this talk (based on arXiv:0912.2252[hep-th]) we explain how to construct the quantum field theory of a free real scalar field on a class of noncommutative manifolds, obtained via deformation quantization using triangular Drinfel'd twists. We define action functionals in the framework of twist-deformed differential geometry, derive the associated equations of motion and solve them in terms of formal power series. In analogy to the commutative case, we can construct the Weyl algebra of field observables, which depends in general on the deformation of spacetime. We give an outlook to applications of our approach to noncommutative cosmology and black hole physics.
Computer algebra in quantum field theory integration, summation and special functions
Schneider, Carsten
2013-01-01
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
Wassermann, Antony
1998-01-01
Fusion of positive energy representations is defined using Connes' tensor product for bimodules over a von Neumann algebra. Fusion is computed using the analytic theory of primary fields and explicit solutions of the Knizhnik-Zamolodchikov equation.
On the algebra of deformed differential operators, and induced integrable Toda field theory
We build in this paper the algebra of q-deformed pseudo-differential operators shown to be an essential step towards setting a q-deformed integrability program. In fact, using the results of this q-deformed algebra, we derive the q-analogues of the generalised KdV hierarchy. We focus in particular the first leading orders of this q-deformed hierarchy namely the q-KdV and q-Boussinesq integrable systems. We also present the q-generalisation of the conformal transformations of the currents un, n ≥ 2 and discuss the primary condition of the fields wn, n ≥ 2 by using the Volterra gauge group transformations for the q-covariant Lax operators. An induced su(n)-Toda(su(2)-Liouville) field theory construction is discussed and other important features are presented. (author)
Factorization and selection rules of operator product algebras in conformal field theories
Brustein, R.; Yankielowicz, S.; Zuber, J.B.
1989-02-06
Factorization of the operator product algebra in conformal field theory into independent left and right components is investigated. For those theories in which factorization holds we propose an ansatz for the number of independent amplitudes which appear in the fusion rules, in terms of the crossing matrices of conformal blocks in the plane. This is proved to be equivalent to a recent conjecture by Verlinde. The monodromy properties of the conformal blocks of 2-point functions on the torus are investigated. The analysis of their short-distance singularities leads to a precise definition of Verlinde's operations.
Algebraic and analyticity properties of the n-point function in quantum field theory
The general theory of quantized fields (axiomatic approach) is investigated. A systematic study of the algebraic properties of all the Green functions of a local field, which generalize the ordinary retarded and advanced functions, is presented. The notion emerges of a primitive analyticity domain of the n-point function, and of the existence of auxiliary analytic functions into which the various Green functions can be decomposed. Certain processes of analytic completion are described, and then applied to enlarging the primitive domain, particularly for the case n = 4; among the results the crossing property for all scattering amplitudes which involve two incoming and two outgoing particles is proved. (author)
Distribution theory of algebraic numbers
Yang, Chung-Chun
2008-01-01
The book timely surveys new research results and related developments in Diophantine approximation, a division of number theory which deals with the approximation of real numbers by rational numbers. The book is appended with a list of challenging open problems and a comprehensive list of references. From the contents: Field extensions Algebraic numbers Algebraic geometry Height functions The abc-conjecture Roth''s theorem Subspace theorems Vojta''s conjectures L-functions.
String field theory, non-commutative Chern-Simons theory and Lie algebra cohomology
Motivated by noncommutative Chern-Simons theory, we construct an infinite class of field theories that satisfy the axioms of Witten's string field theory. These constructions have no propagating open string degrees of freedom. We demonstrate the existence of non-trivial classical solutions. We find Wilson loop-like observables in these examples. (author)
On the stability of KMS states in perturbative algebraic quantum field theories
Drago, Nicolo; Pinamonti, Nicola
2016-01-01
We analyze the stability properties shown by KMS states for interacting massive scalar fields propagating over Minkowski spacetime, recently constructed in the framework of perturbative algebraic quantum field theories by Fredenhagen and Lindner \\cite{FredenhagenLindner}. In particular, we prove the validity of the return to equilibrium property when the interaction Lagrangean has compact spatial support. Surprisingly, this does not hold anymore, if the adiabatic limit is considered, namely when the interaction Lagrangean is invariant under spatial translations. Consequently, an equilibrium state under the adiabatic limit for a perturbative interacting theory evolved with the free dynamics does not converge anymore to the free equilibrium state. Actually, we show that its ergodic mean converges to a non equilibrium steady state for the free theory.
Algebraic Signal Processing Theory
Pueschel, Markus; Moura, Jose M. F.
2006-01-01
This paper presents an algebraic theory of linear signal processing. At the core of algebraic signal processing is the concept of a linear signal model defined as a triple (A, M, phi), where familiar concepts like the filter space and the signal space are cast as an algebra A and a module M, respectively, and phi generalizes the concept of the z-transform to bijective linear mappings from a vector space of, e.g., signal samples, into the module M. A signal model provides the structure for a p...
Algebra and Number Theory An Integrated Approach
Dixon, Martyn; Subbotin, Igor
2011-01-01
Explore the main algebraic structures and number systems that play a central role across the field of mathematics Algebra and number theory are two powerful branches of modern mathematics at the forefront of current mathematical research, and each plays an increasingly significant role in different branches of mathematics, from geometry and topology to computing and communications. Based on the authors' extensive experience within the field, Algebra and Number Theory has an innovative approach that integrates three disciplines-linear algebra, abstract algebra, and number theory-into one compr
Ion C. Baianu
2009-04-01
Full Text Available A novel algebraic topology approach to supersymmetry (SUSY and symmetry breaking in quantum field and quantum gravity theories is presented with a view to developing a wide range of physical applications. These include: controlled nuclear fusion and other nuclear reaction studies in quantum chromodynamics, nonlinear physics at high energy densities, dynamic Jahn-Teller effects, superfluidity, high temperature superconductors, multiple scattering by molecular systems, molecular or atomic paracrystal structures, nanomaterials, ferromagnetism in glassy materials, spin glasses, quantum phase transitions and supergravity. This approach requires a unified conceptual framework that utilizes extended symmetries and quantum groupoid, algebroid and functorial representations of non-Abelian higher dimensional structures pertinent to quantized spacetime topology and state space geometry of quantum operator algebras. Fourier transforms, generalized Fourier-Stieltjes transforms, and duality relations link, respectively, the quantum groups and quantum groupoids with their dual algebraic structures; quantum double constructions are also discussed in this context in relation to quasi-triangular, quasi-Hopf algebras, bialgebroids, Grassmann-Hopf algebras and higher dimensional algebra. On the one hand, this quantum algebraic approach is known to provide solutions to the quantum Yang-Baxter equation. On the other hand, our novel approach to extended quantum symmetries and their associated representations is shown to be relevant to locally covariant general relativity theories that are consistent with either nonlocal quantum field theories or local bosonic (spin models with the extended quantum symmetry of entangled, 'string-net condensed' (ground states.
Algebraic approach to quantum field theory on a class of noncommutative curved spacetimes
Ohl, Thorsten; Schenkel, Alexander [Lehrstuhl fuer Theoretische Physik II, Universitaet Wuerzburg (Germany)
2010-07-01
In this talk (based on arXiv:0912.2252[hep-th]) we explain how to construct the quantum field theory of a free real scalar field on a class of noncommutative manifolds, obtained via deformation quantization using triangular Drinfel'd twists. We define action functionals in the framework of twist-deformed differential geometry, derive the associated equations of motion and solve them in terms of formal power series. In analogy to the commutative case, we can construct the Weyl algebra of field observables, which depends in general on the deformation of spacetime. We give an outlook to applications of our approach to noncommutative cosmology and black hole physics.
Uniform Algebras Over Complete Valued Fields
Mason, Jonathan W
2012-01-01
UNIFORM algebras have been extensively investigated because of their importance in the theory of uniform approximation and as examples of complex Banach algebras. An interesting question is whether analogous algebras exist when a complete valued field other than the complex numbers is used as the underlying field of the algebra. In the Archimedean setting, this generalisation is given by the theory of real function algebras introduced by S. H. Kulkarni and B. V. Limaye in the 1980s. This thesis establishes a broader theory accommodating any complete valued field as the underlying field by involving Galois automorphisms and using non-Archimedean analysis. The approach taken keeps close to the original definitions from the Archimedean setting. Basic function algebras are defined and generalise real function algebras to all complete valued fields. Several examples are provided. Each basic function algebra is shown to have a lattice of basic extensions related to the field structure. In the non-Archimedean settin...
Bell inequality and common causal explanation in algebraic quantum field theory
Hofer-Szabó, Gábor
2012-01-01
Bell inequalities, understood as constraints between classical conditional probabilities, can be derived from a set of assumptions representing a common causal explanation of classical correlations. A similar derivation, however, is not known for Bell inequalities in algebraic quantum field theories establishing constraints for the expectation of specific linear combinations of projections in a quantum state. In the paper we address the question as to whether a 'common causal justification' of these non-classical Bell inequalities is possible. We will show that although the classical notion of common causal explanation can readily be generalized for the non-classical case, the Bell inequalities used in quantum theories cannot be derived from these non-classical common causes. Just the opposite is true: for a set of correlations there can be given a non-classical common causal explanation even if they violate the Bell inequalities. This shows that the range of common causal explanations in the non-classical ca...
Gauge field theory of horizontal symmetry generated by a central extension of the pauli algebra
The standard model of particle physics is generalized so as to be furnished with a horizontal symmetry generated by an intermediate algebra between simple Lie algebras su(2) and su(3). Above a certain high-energy scale Λ, the horizontal gauge symmetry is postulated to hold so that the basic fermions, i.e., quarks and leptons, form its fundamental triplets, and a triplet and singlet of the horizontal gauge fields distinguish generational degrees of freedom. A horizontal scalar triplet is introduced to make the gauge fields supermassive by breaking the horizontal symmetry at Λ. From this scalar triplet, real scalar fields emerge that do not interact with fermions except for neutrino species and may have a substantial influence on the evolution of the universe. Another horizontal scalar triplet that breaks the electroweak symmetry at a low-energy scale Λ≅2 x 102 GeV reproduces all of the results of the Weinberg-Salam theory, produces hierarchical mass matrices with fewer unknown parameters in a unified way and predicts six massive scalar particles, some of which might be observed in future LHC experiments. (author)
Notes on the Theory of Algebraic Numbers
Wright, Steve
2015-01-01
A series of lecture notes on the elementary theory of algebraic numbers, using only knowledge of a first-semester graduate course in algebra (primarily groups and rings). No prerequisite knowledge of fields is required. Based primarily on the texts of E. Hecke, Lectures on the Theory of Algebraic Numbers, Springer-Verlag, 1981 (English translation by G. Brauer and J. Goldman) and D. Marcus, Number Fields, Springer, 1977.
Algebraic K-theory and algebraic topology
This contribution treats the various topological constructions of Algebraic K-theory together with the underlying homotopy theory. Topics covered include the plus construction together with its various ramifications and applications, Topological Hochschild and Cyclic Homology as well as K-theory of the ring of integers
Observable Algebra in Field Algebra of G-spin Models
蒋立宁
2003-01-01
Field algebra of G-spin models can provide the simplest examples of lattice field theory exhibiting quantum symmetry. Let D(G) be the double algebra of a finite group G and D(H), a sub-algebra of D(G) determined by subgroup H of G. This paper gives concrete generators and the structure of the observable algebra AH, which is a D(H)-invariant sub-algebra in the field algebra of G-spin models F, and shows that AH is a C*-algebra. The correspondence between H and AH is strictly monotonic. Finally, a duality between D(H) and AH is given via an irreducible vacuum C*-representation of F.
Gaiotto, Davide; Witten, Edward
2015-01-01
We introduce a "web-based formalism" for describing the category of half-supersymmetric boundary conditions in $1+1$ dimensional massive field theories with ${\\cal N}=(2,2)$ supersymmetry and unbroken $U(1)_R$ symmetry. We show that the category can be completely constructed from data available in the far infrared, namely, the vacua, the central charges of soliton sectors, and the spaces of soliton states on $\\mathbb{R}$, together with certain "interaction and boundary emission amplitudes". These amplitudes are shown to satisfy a system of algebraic constraints related to the theory of $A_\\infty$ and $L_\\infty$ algebras. The web-based formalism also gives a method of finding the BPS states for the theory on a half-line and on an interval. We investigate half-supersymmetric interfaces between theories and show that they have, in a certain sense, an associative "operator product." We derive a categorification of wall-crossing formulae. The example of Landau-Ginzburg theories is described in depth drawing on ide...
Topics in algebraic and topological K-theory
Baum, Paul Frank; Meyer, Ralf; Sánchez-García, Rubén; Schlichting, Marco; Toën, Bertrand
2011-01-01
This volume is an introductory textbook to K-theory, both algebraic and topological, and to various current research topics within the field, including Kasparov's bivariant K-theory, the Baum-Connes conjecture, the comparison between algebraic and topological K-theory of topological algebras, the K-theory of schemes, and the theory of dg-categories.
On the Formulation of Yang-Mills Theory with the Gauge Field Valued on the Octonionic Algebra
Restuccia, A
2014-01-01
We consider a formulation of Yang-Mills theory where the gauge field is valued on a non-associative algebra and the gauge transformation is the group of automorphisms of it. We show, under mild assumptions, that the only possible gauge formulation for the octonionic non-associative algebra are the usual $\\mathfrak{su}(2)$ or $\\mathfrak{u}(1)$ Yang-Mills theories. We also discuss the particular cases where the gauge transformations are the subalgebras $\\mathfrak{su}(3)$, $\\mathfrak{su}(2)$, or $\\mathfrak{u}(1)$ of the algebra $\\mathfrak{g}_2$, related to the corresponding subgroups of $G_2$, the group of automorphisms of the octonions.
Cătălin Ciupală
2005-02-01
In this paper we introduce non-commutative fields and forms on a new kind of non-commutative algebras: -algebras. We also define the Frölicher–Nijenhuis bracket in the non-commutative geometry on -algebras.
Contemporary developments in algebraic K-theory
The School and Conference on Algebraic K-theory which took place at ICTP July 8-26, 2002 was a follow-up to the earlier one in 1997, and like its predecessor, the 2002 meeting endeavoured to emphasise the multidisciplinary aspects of the subject. However, one special feature of the 2002 School and Conference is that the whole activity was dedicated to H. Bass, one of the founders of Algebraic K-theory, on the occasion of his seventieth birthday. The School during the first two weeks, July 8 to 19 was devoted to expository lectures meant to explore and highlight connections between K-theory and several other areas of mathematics - Algebraic Topology, Number theory, Algebraic Geometry, Representation theory, and Non-commutative Geometry. This volume, constituting the Proceedings of the School, is dedicated to H. Bass. The Proceedings of the Conference during the last week July 22 - 26, which will appear in Special issues of K-theory, is also dedicated to H. Bass. The opening contribution by M. Karoubi to this volume consists of a comprehensive survey of developments in K-theory in the last forty-five years, and covers a very broad spectrum of the subject, including Topological K-theory, Atiyah-Singer index theorem, K-theory of Banach algebras, Higher Algebraic K-theory, Cyclic Homology etc. J. Berrick's contribution on 'Algebraic K-theory and Algebraic Topology' treats the various topological constructions of Algebraic K-theory together with the underlying homotopy theory. Topics covered include the plus construction together with its various ramifications and applications, Topological Hochschild and Cyclic Homology as well as K-theory of the ring of integers. The contributions by M. Kolster titled 'K-theory and Arithmetics' includes such topics as values of zeta functions and relations to K-theory, K-theory of integers in number fields and associated conjectures, Etale cohomology, Iwasawa theory etc. A.O. Kuku's contributions on 'K-theory and Representation theory
Combinatorics of n-point functions via Hopf algebra in quantum field theory
We use a coproduct on the time-ordered algebra of field operators to derive simple relations between complete, connected and 1-particle irreducible n-point functions. Compared to traditional functional methods our approach is much more intrinsic and leads to efficient algorithms suitable for concrete computations. It may also be used to efficiently perform tree level computations
Quantum fields, periods and algebraic geometry
Kreimer, Dirk
2014-01-01
We discuss how basic notions of graph theory and associated graph polynomials define questions for algebraic geometry, with an emphasis given to an analysis of the structure of Feynman rules as determined by those graph polynomials as well as algebraic structures of graphs. In particular, we discuss the appearance of renormalization scheme independent periods in quantum field theory.
Field Theory on Noncommutative Space-Time and the Deformed Virasoro Algebra
Chaichian, M.; Demichev, A.; Presnajder, P.
2000-01-01
We consider a field theoretical model on the noncommutative cylinder which leads to a discrete-time evolution. Its Euclidean version is shown to be equivalent to a model on the complex $q$-plane. We reveal a direct link between the model on a noncommutative cylinder and the deformed Virasoro algebra constructed earlier on an abstract mathematical background. As it was shown, the deformed Virasoro generators necessarily carry a second index (in addition to the usual one), whose meaning, howeve...
Foliation theory in algebraic geometry
McKernan, James; Pereira, Jorge
2016-01-01
Featuring a blend of original research papers and comprehensive surveys from an international team of leading researchers in the thriving fields of foliation theory, holomorphic foliations, and birational geometry, this book presents the proceedings of the conference "Foliation Theory in Algebraic Geometry," hosted by the Simons Foundation in New York City in September 2013. Topics covered include: Fano and del Pezzo foliations; the cone theorem and rank one foliations; the structure of symmetric differentials on a smooth complex surface and a local structure theorem for closed symmetric differentials of rank two; an overview of lifting symmetric differentials from varieties with canonical singularities and the applications to the classification of AT bundles on singular varieties; an overview of the powerful theory of the variety of minimal rational tangents introduced by Hwang and Mok; recent examples of varieties which are hyperbolic and yet the Green-Griffiths locus is the whole of X; and a classificati...
Introduction to algebraic independence theory
Philippon, Patrice
2001-01-01
In the last five years there has been very significant progress in the development of transcendence theory. A new approach to the arithmetic properties of values of modular forms and theta-functions was found. The solution of the Mahler-Manin problem on values of modular function j(tau) and algebraic independence of numbers pi and e^(pi) are most impressive results of this breakthrough. The book presents these and other results on algebraic independence of numbers and further, a detailed exposition of methods created in last the 25 years, during which commutative algebra and algebraic geometry exerted strong catalytic influence on the development of the subject.
Elements of a theory of algebraic theories
Hyland, Martin
2013-01-01
Kleisli bicategories are a natural environment in which the combinatorics involved in various notions of algebraic theory can be handled in a uniform way. The setting allows a clear account of comparisons between such notions. Algebraic theories, symmetric operads and nonsymmetric operads are treated as examples.
Algebraic K-theory of generalized schemes
Anevski, Stella Victoria Desiree
Nikolai Durov has developed a generalization of conventional scheme theory in which commutative algebraic monads replace commutative unital rings as the basic algebraic objects. The resulting geometry is expressive enough to encompass conventional scheme theory, tropical algebraic geometry and...... geometry over the field with one element. It also permits the construction of important Arakelov theoretical objects, such as the completion \\Spec Z of Spec Z. In this thesis, we prove a projective bundle theorem for the eld with one element and compute the Chow rings of the generalized schemes Sp\\ec ZN...
C*-algebras and operator theory
Murphy, Gerald J
1990-01-01
This book constitutes a first- or second-year graduate course in operator theory. It is a field that has great importance for other areas of mathematics and physics, such as algebraic topology, differential geometry, and quantum mechanics. It assumes a basic knowledge in functional analysis but no prior acquaintance with operator theory is required.
Lie algebraic methods for particle accelerator theory
The problem of determining charged particle behavior in electromagnetic fields falls within the realm of Hamiltonian dynamics. Consequently, the motion of a charged particle in an accelerator is amenable to description using a variety of the mathematical structures inherent to a Hamiltonian system. Amongst the most useful of these are a hierarchy of Lie algebras and Lie groups defined via the Poisson bracket. In this thesis new applications are made of several concepts from the theory of Lie groups and Lie algebras to certain types of calculations encountered in accelerator science. A variety of techniques are introduced from the theory of Lie algebras which prove useful in developing a description of charged particle motion. Applications of these techniques are then made. A preponderence of this thesis concerns itself with computation of particle trajectories using Lie algebraic methods. An analytical perturbation method for computing particle trajectories is developed and application made to a variety of beam-line elements common in accelerators. In addition, methods for numerical computations based on a Lie algebraic formalism are introduced. An algebraically based tracking code (MARYLIE) is presented as an example of the economy of calculation made possible through use of Lie algebraic methods. This code is designed to perform ray traces through beam lines (comprised of any of a variety of common elements) accurately through nonlinear terms of third order in deviations from beam-line design values. Comparison is made with current matrix theories (which generally include only second order nonlinearities)
Duality theories for Boolean algebras with operators
Givant, Steven
2014-01-01
In this new text, Steven Givant—the author of several acclaimed books, including works co-authored with Paul Halmos and Alfred Tarski—develops three theories of duality for Boolean algebras with operators. Givant addresses the two most recognized dualities (one algebraic and the other topological) and introduces a third duality, best understood as a hybrid of the first two. This text will be of interest to graduate students and researchers in the fields of mathematics, computer science, logic, and philosophy who are interested in exploring special or general classes of Boolean algebras with operators. Readers should be familiar with the basic arithmetic and theory of Boolean algebras, as well as the fundamentals of point-set topology.
Higher algebraic K-theory an overview
Lluis-Puebla, Emilio; Gillet, Henri; Soulé, Christophe; Snaith, Victor
1992-01-01
This book is a general introduction to Higher Algebraic K-groups of rings and algebraic varieties, which were first defined by Quillen at the beginning of the 70's. These K-groups happen to be useful in many different fields, including topology, algebraic geometry, algebra and number theory. The goal of this volume is to provide graduate students, teachers and researchers with basic definitions, concepts and results, and to give a sampling of current directions of research. Written by five specialists of different parts of the subject, each set of lectures reflects the particular perspective ofits author. As such, this volume can serve as a primer (if not as a technical basic textbook) for mathematicians from many different fields of interest.
Example of a quantum field theory based on a nonlinear Lie algebra
In this contribution to Tini Veltman's Festschrift we shall give a paedagogical account of our work on a new class of gauge theories called W gravities. They contain higher spin gauge fields, but the usual no-go theorems for interacting field theories with spins exceeding two do not apply since these theories are in two dimensions. It is, of course, well known that ghost-free interacting massless spin 2 fields ('the metric') are gauge fields, and correspond to the geometrical notion of general coordinate transformations in general relativity, but it is yet unknown what extension of these ideas is introduced by the presence of massless higher spin gauge fields. A parallel with supergravity may be drawn: there the presence of massless spin 3/2 fields (gravitinos) corresponds to local fermi-bose symmetries of which these gravitinos are the gauge fields. Their geometrical meaning becomes only clear if one introduces superspace (with bosonic and fermionic coordinates): they correspond to local transformations of the fermionic coordinates. For W gravity one might speculate on a kind of W-superspace with extra bosonic coordinates
Extende conformal field theories
Taormina, A. (Chicago Univ., IL (USA). Enrico Fermi Inst.)
1990-08-01
Some extended conformal field theories are briefly reviewed. They illustrate how non minimal models of the Virasoro algebra (c{ge}1) can become minimal with respect to a larger algebra. The accent is put on N-extended superconformal algebras, which are relevant in superstring compactification. (orig.).
Extended conformal field theories
Taormina, Anne
1990-08-01
Some extended conformal field theories are briefly reviewed. They illustrate how non minimal models of the Virasoro algebra (c≥1) can become minimal with respect to a larger algebra. The accent is put on N-extended superconformal algebras, which are relevant in superstring compactification.
Algebraic solutions in open string field theory – a lightning review
Schnabl, Martin
2010-01-01
Roč. 50, č. 3 (2010), s. 102-108. ISSN 1210-2709 Grant ostatní: EUROHORC(XE) EYI/07/E010 Institutional research plan: CEZ:AV0Z10100502 Keywords : string field theory * tachyon condensation Subject RIV: BF - Elementary Particles and High Energy Physics https://ojs.cvut.cz/ojs/index.php/ap/article/download/1213/1045
Teachers' subjective theories on algebra
Meinke, Julia
2015-01-01
This project concerns the impact of the belief system of teachers on their algebra teaching practices in secondary education. The first step is to reconstruct this belief system. The methodological framework is provided by the Research Project Subjective Theories (RPST). The research design is described here.
Representation theory a homological algebra point of view
Zimmermann, Alexander
2014-01-01
Introducing the representation theory of groups and finite dimensional algebras, this book first studies basic non-commutative ring theory, covering the necessary background of elementary homological algebra and representations of groups to block theory. It further discusses vertices, defect groups, Green and Brauer correspondences and Clifford theory. Whenever possible the statements are presented in a general setting for more general algebras, such as symmetric finite dimensional algebras over a field. Then, abelian and derived categories are introduced in detail and are used to explain stable module categories, as well as derived categories and their main invariants and links between them. Group theoretical applications of these theories are given – such as the structure of blocks of cyclic defect groups – whenever appropriate. Overall, many methods from the representation theory of algebras are introduced. Representation Theory assumes only the most basic knowledge of linear algebra, groups, rings ...
Deformation Quantization Observable Algebras, States and Representation Theory
Waldmann, S
2003-01-01
In these lecture notes I give an introduction to deformation quantization. The quantization problem is discussed in some detail thereby motivating the notion of star products. Starting from a deformed observable algebra, i.e. the star product algebra, physical applications require to study representations of this algebra. I review the recent development of a representation theory including techniques like Rieffel induction and Morita equivalence. Applications beyond quantization theory are found in noncommutative field theories.
A1-algebraic topology over a field
Morel, Fabien
2012-01-01
This text deals with A1-homotopy theory over a base field, i.e., with the natural homotopy theory associated to the category of smooth varieties over a field in which the affine line is imposed to be contractible. It is a natural sequel to the foundational paper on A1-homotopy theory written together with V. Voevodsky. Inspired by classical results in algebraic topology, we present new techniques, new results and applications related to the properties and computations of A1-homotopy sheaves, A1-homotogy sheaves, and sheaves with generalized transfers, as well as to algebraic vector bundles over affine smooth varieties.
The Universal C*-Algebra of the Electromagnetic Field
Buchholz, Detlev; Ciolli, Fabio; Ruzzi, Giuseppe; Vasselli, Ezio
2016-02-01
A universal C*-algebra of the electromagnetic field is constructed. It is represented in any quantum field theory which incorporates electromagnetism and expresses basic features of the field such as Maxwell's equations, Poincaré covariance and Einstein causality. Moreover, topological properties of the field resulting from Maxwell's equations are encoded in the algebra, leading to commutation relations with values in its center. The representation theory of the algebra is discussed with focus on vacuum representations, fixing the dynamics of the field.
Algebraic and structural automata theory
Mikolajczak, B
1991-01-01
Automata Theory is part of computability theory which covers problems in computer systems, software, activity of nervous systems (neural networks), and processes of live organisms development.The result of over ten years of research, this book presents work in the following areas of Automata Theory: automata morphisms, time-varying automata, automata realizations and relationships between automata and semigroups.Aimed at those working in discrete mathematics and computer science, parts of the book are suitable for use in graduate courses in computer science, electronics, telecommunications, and control engineering. It is assumed that the reader is familiar with the basic concepts of algebra and graph theory.
Krichever-Novikov type algebras theory and applications
Schlichenmaier, Martin
2014-01-01
Krichever and Novikov introduced certain classes of infinite dimensionalLie algebrasto extend the Virasoro algebra and its related algebras to Riemann surfaces of higher genus. The author of this book generalized and extended them toa more general setting needed by the applications. Examples of applications are Conformal Field Theory, Wess-Zumino-Novikov-Witten models, moduli space problems, integrable systems, Lax operator algebras, and deformation theory of Lie algebra. Furthermore they constitute an important class of infinite dimensional Lie algebras which due to their geometric origin are
This paper gives a complete selfcontained proof of our result (1999) showing that renormalization in quantum field theory is a special instance of a general mathematical procedure of extraction of finite values based on the Riemann-Hilbert problem. We shall first show that for any quantum field theory, the combinatorics of Feynman graphs gives rise to a Hopf algebra H which is commutative asan algebra. It is the dual Hopf algebra of the enveloping algebra of a Lie algebra G whose basis is labelled by the one particle irreducible Feynman graphs. The Lie bracket of two such graphs is computed from insertions of one graph in the other and vice versa. The corresponding Lie group G is the group of characters of H. We show then that, using dimensional regularization, the bare (unrenormalized) theory gives rise to a loop γ(z) element of G, z element of C, where C is a small circle of complex dimensions around the integer dimension D of space-time. Our main result is that the renormalized theory is just the evaluation at z=D of the holomorphic part γ+ of the Birkhoff decomposition of γ. We begin to analyse the group G and show that it is a semi-direct product of an easily understood abelian group by a highly non-trivial group closely tied up with groups of diffeomorphisms. (orig.)
Nonassociativity, Malcev algebras and string theory
Nonassociative structures have appeared in the study of D-branes in curved backgrounds. In recent work, string theory backgrounds involving three-form fluxes, where such structures show up, have been studied in more detail. We point out that under certain assumptions these nonassociative structures coincide with nonassociative Malcev algebras which had appeared in the quantum mechanics of systems with non-vanishing three-cocycles, such as a point particle moving in the field of a magnetic charge. We generalize the corresponding Malcev algebras to include electric as well as magnetic charges. These structures find their classical counterpart in the theory of Poisson-Malcev algebras and their generalizations. We also study their connection to Stueckelberg's generalized Poisson brackets that do not obey the Jacobi identity and point out that nonassociative string theory with a fundamental length corresponds to a realization of his goal to find a non-linear extension of quantum mechanics with a fundamental length. Similar nonassociative structures are also known to appear in the cubic formulation of closed string field theory in terms of open string fields, leading us to conjecture a natural string-field theoretic generalization of the AdS/CFT-like (holographic) duality. (Copyright copyright 2013 WILEY-VCH Verlag GmbH and Co. KGaA, Weinheim)
International Conference on Semigroups, Algebras and Operator Theory
Meakin, John; Rajan, A
2015-01-01
This book discusses recent developments in semigroup theory and its applications in areas such as operator algebras, operator approximations and category theory. All contributing authors are eminent researchers in their respective fields, from across the world. Their papers, presented at the 2014 International Conference on Semigroups, Algebras and Operator Theory in Cochin, India, focus on recent developments in semigroup theory and operator algebras. They highlight current research activities on the structure theory of semigroups as well as the role of semigroup theoretic approaches to other areas such as rings and algebras. The deliberations and discussions at the conference point to future research directions in these areas. This book presents 16 unpublished, high-quality and peer-reviewed research papers on areas such as structure theory of semigroups, decidability vs. undecidability of word problems, regular von Neumann algebras, operator theory and operator approximations. Interested researchers will f...
Renormalization and Hopf algebraic structure of the five-dimensional quartic tensor field theory
This paper is devoted to the study of renormalization of the quartic melonic tensor model in dimension (=rank) five. We review the perturbative renormalization and the computation of the one loop beta function, confirming the asymptotic freedom of the model. We then define the Connes–Kreimer-like Hopf algebra describing the combinatorics of the renormalization of this model and we analyze in detail, at one- and two-loop levels, the Hochschild cohomology allowing to write the combinatorial Dyson–Schwinger equations. Feynman tensor graph Hopf subalgebras are also exhibited. (paper)
Renormalization and Hopf Algebraic Structure of the 5-Dimensional Quartic Tensor Field Theory
Avohou, Remi Cocou; Tanasa, Adrian
2015-01-01
This paper is devoted to the study of renormalization of the quartic melonic tensor model in dimension (=rank) five. We review the perturbative renormalization and the computation of the one loop beta function, confirming the asymptotic freedom of the model. We then define the Connes-Kreimer-like Hopf algebra describing the combinatorics of the renormalization of this model and we analyze in detail, at one- and two-loop levels, the Hochschild cohomology allowing to write the combinatorial Dyson-Schwinger equations. Feynman tensor graph Hopf subalgebras are also exhibited.
Multiple Schramm-Loewner evolutions for conformal field theories with Lie algebra symmetries
Sakai, Kazumitsu, E-mail: sakai@gokutan.c.u-tokyo.ac.jp [Institute of Physics, University of Tokyo, Komaba 3-8-1, Meguro-ku, Tokyo 153-8902 (Japan)
2013-02-11
We provide multiple Schramm-Loewner evolutions (SLEs) to describe the scaling limit of multiple interfaces in critical lattice models possessing Lie algebra symmetries. The critical behavior of the models is described by Wess-Zumino-Witten (WZW) models. Introducing a multiple Brownian motion on a Lie group as well as that on the real line, we construct the multiple SLE with additional Lie algebra symmetries. The connection between the resultant SLE and the WZW model can be understood via SLE martingales satisfied by the correlation functions in the WZW model. Due to interactions among SLE traces, these Brownian motions have drift terms which are determined by partition functions for the corresponding WZW model. As a concrete example, we apply the formula to the su{sup -hat} (2){sub k}-WZW model. Utilizing the fusion rules in the model, we conjecture that there exists a one-to-one correspondence between the partition functions and the topologically inequivalent configurations of the SLE traces. Furthermore, solving the Knizhnik-Zamolodchikov equation, we exactly compute the probabilities of occurrence for certain configurations (i.e. crossing probabilities) of traces for the triple SLE.
Homotopy Invariant Commutative Algebra over fields
Greenlees, J. P. C.
2016-01-01
These notes illustrates the power of formulating ideas of commutative algebra in a homotopy invariant form. They can then be applied to derived categories of rings or ring spectra. These ideas are powerful in classical algebra, in representation theory of groups, in classical algebraic topology and elsewhere. The notes grew out of a series of lectures given during the `Interactions between Representation Theory, Algebraic Topology and Commutative Algebra' (IRTATCA) at the CRM (Barcelona) in S...
Continuous Fields of Kirchberg C*-algebras
Dadarlat, Marius; Pasnicu, Cornel
2004-01-01
In this paper we study the C*-algebras associated to continuous fields over locally compact metrisable zero dimensional spaces whose fibers are Kirchberg C*-algebras satisfying the UCT. We show that these algebras are inductive limits of finite direct sums of Kirchberg algebras and they are classified up to isomorphism by topological invariants.
Algebraic differential calculus for gauge theories
The guiding idea in this paper is that, from the point of view of physics, functions and fields are more important than the (space time) manifold over which they are defined. The line pursued in these notes belongs to the general framework of ideas that replaces the space M by the ring of functions on it. Our essential observation, underlying this work, is that much of mathematical physics requires only a few differential operators (Lie derivative, d, δ) operating on modules of sections of suitable bundles. A connection (=gauge potential) can be described by a lift of vector fields from the base to the total space of a principal bundle. Much of the information can be encoded in the lift without reference to the bundle structures. In this manner, one arrives at an 'algebraic differential calculus' and its graded generalization that we are going to discuss. We are going to give an exposition of 'algebraic gauge theory' in both ungraded and graded versions. We show how to deal with the essential features of electromagnetism, Dirac, Kaluza-Klein and 't Hooft-Polyakov monopoles. We also show how to break the symmetry from SU(2) to U(1) without Higgs field. We briefly show how to deal with tests particles in external fields and with the Lagrangian formulation of field theories. (orig./HSI)
Twisting theory for weak Hopf algebras
CHEN Ju-zhen; ZHANG Yan; WANG Shuan-hong
2008-01-01
The main aim of this paper is to study the twisting theory of weak Hopf algebras and give an equivalence between the (braided) monoidal categories of weak Hopf bimodules over the original and the twisted weak Hopf algebra to generalize the result from Oeckl (2000).
The hystory, main ideas, motivations for developing string field theory are reported. The connection between the first and second quantization for a system of point particles, strings and membranes is analysed. The main features of superstring theory are discussed. Free bosonic strings and string field algebra are considered
Kleene Algebra with Products and Iteration Theories
Kozen, Dexter; Mamouras, Konstantinos
2013-01-01
We develop a typed equational system that subsumes both iteration theories and typed Kleene algebra in a common framework. Our approach is based on cartesian categories endowed with commutative strong monads to handle nondeterminism.
Arithmetic Deformation Theory of Lie Algebras
Rastegar, Arash
2012-01-01
This paper is devoted to deformation theory of graded Lie algebras over $\\Z$ or $\\Z_l$ with finite dimensional graded pieces. Such deformation problems naturally appear in number theory. In the first part of the paper, we use Schlessinger criteria for functors on Artin local rings in order to obtain universal deformation rings for deformations of graded Lie algebras and their graded representations. In the second part, we use a version of Schlessinger criteria for functors on the Artinian cat...
Some C*-algebras associated to quantum gauge theories
Hannabuss, Keith C.
2010-01-01
Algebras associated with Quantum Electrodynamics and other gauge theories share some mathematical features with T-duality Exploiting this different perspective and some category theory, the full algebra of fermions and bosons can be regarded as a braided Clifford algebra over a braided commutative boson algebra, sharing much of the structure of ordinary Clifford algebras.
Representation Theory of Algebraic Groups and Quantum Groups
Gyoja, A; Shinoda, K-I; Shoji, T; Tanisaki, Toshiyuki
2010-01-01
Invited articles by top notch expertsFocus is on topics in representation theory of algebraic groups and quantum groupsOf interest to graduate students and researchers in representation theory, group theory, algebraic geometry, quantum theory and math physics
Multifractal vector fields and stochastic Clifford algebra
In the mid 1980s, the development of multifractal concepts and techniques was an important breakthrough for complex system analysis and simulation, in particular, in turbulence and hydrology. Multifractals indeed aimed to track and simulate the scaling singularities of the underlying equations instead of relying on numerical, scale truncated simulations or on simplified conceptual models. However, this development has been rather limited to deal with scalar fields, whereas most of the fields of interest are vector-valued or even manifold-valued. We show in this paper that the combination of stable Lévy processes with Clifford algebra is a good candidate to bridge up the present gap between theory and applications. We show that it indeed defines a convenient framework to generate multifractal vector fields, possibly multifractal manifold-valued fields, based on a few fundamental and complementary properties of Lévy processes and Clifford algebra. In particular, the vector structure of these algebra is much more tractable than the manifold structure of symmetry groups while the Lévy stability grants a given statistical universality
Multifractal vector fields and stochastic Clifford algebra
Schertzer, Daniel; Tchiguirinskaia, Ioulia
2015-12-01
In the mid 1980s, the development of multifractal concepts and techniques was an important breakthrough for complex system analysis and simulation, in particular, in turbulence and hydrology. Multifractals indeed aimed to track and simulate the scaling singularities of the underlying equations instead of relying on numerical, scale truncated simulations or on simplified conceptual models. However, this development has been rather limited to deal with scalar fields, whereas most of the fields of interest are vector-valued or even manifold-valued. We show in this paper that the combination of stable Lévy processes with Clifford algebra is a good candidate to bridge up the present gap between theory and applications. We show that it indeed defines a convenient framework to generate multifractal vector fields, possibly multifractal manifold-valued fields, based on a few fundamental and complementary properties of Lévy processes and Clifford algebra. In particular, the vector structure of these algebra is much more tractable than the manifold structure of symmetry groups while the Lévy stability grants a given statistical universality.
Multifractal vector fields and stochastic Clifford algebra
Schertzer, Daniel, E-mail: Daniel.Schertzer@enpc.fr; Tchiguirinskaia, Ioulia, E-mail: Ioulia.Tchiguirinskaia@enpc.fr [University Paris-Est, Ecole des Ponts ParisTech, Hydrology Meteorology and Complexity HM& Co, Marne-la-Vallée (France)
2015-12-15
In the mid 1980s, the development of multifractal concepts and techniques was an important breakthrough for complex system analysis and simulation, in particular, in turbulence and hydrology. Multifractals indeed aimed to track and simulate the scaling singularities of the underlying equations instead of relying on numerical, scale truncated simulations or on simplified conceptual models. However, this development has been rather limited to deal with scalar fields, whereas most of the fields of interest are vector-valued or even manifold-valued. We show in this paper that the combination of stable Lévy processes with Clifford algebra is a good candidate to bridge up the present gap between theory and applications. We show that it indeed defines a convenient framework to generate multifractal vector fields, possibly multifractal manifold-valued fields, based on a few fundamental and complementary properties of Lévy processes and Clifford algebra. In particular, the vector structure of these algebra is much more tractable than the manifold structure of symmetry groups while the Lévy stability grants a given statistical universality.
Multifractal vector fields and stochastic Clifford algebra.
Schertzer, Daniel; Tchiguirinskaia, Ioulia
2015-12-01
In the mid 1980s, the development of multifractal concepts and techniques was an important breakthrough for complex system analysis and simulation, in particular, in turbulence and hydrology. Multifractals indeed aimed to track and simulate the scaling singularities of the underlying equations instead of relying on numerical, scale truncated simulations or on simplified conceptual models. However, this development has been rather limited to deal with scalar fields, whereas most of the fields of interest are vector-valued or even manifold-valued. We show in this paper that the combination of stable Lévy processes with Clifford algebra is a good candidate to bridge up the present gap between theory and applications. We show that it indeed defines a convenient framework to generate multifractal vector fields, possibly multifractal manifold-valued fields, based on a few fundamental and complementary properties of Lévy processes and Clifford algebra. In particular, the vector structure of these algebra is much more tractable than the manifold structure of symmetry groups while the Lévy stability grants a given statistical universality. PMID:26723166
Developments and retrospectives in Lie theory algebraic methods
Penkov, Ivan; Wolf, Joseph
2014-01-01
This volume reviews and updates a prominent series of workshops in representation/Lie theory, and reflects the widespread influence of those workshops in such areas as harmonic analysis, representation theory, differential geometry, algebraic geometry, and mathematical physics. Many of the contributors have had leading roles in both the classical and modern developments of Lie theory and its applications. This Work, entitled Developments and Retrospectives in Lie Theory, and comprising 26 articles, is organized in two volumes: Algebraic Methods and Geometric and Analytic Methods. This is the Algebraic Methods volume. The Lie Theory Workshop series, founded by Joe Wolf and Ivan Penkov and joined shortly thereafter by Geoff Mason, has been running for over two decades. Travel to the workshops has usually been supported by the NSF, and local universities have provided hospitality. The workshop talks have been seminal in describing new perspectives in the field covering broad areas of current research. Mos...
Imperfect Cloning Operations in Algebraic Quantum Theory
Kitajima, Yuichiro
2015-01-01
No-cloning theorem says that there is no unitary operation that makes perfect clones of non-orthogonal quantum states. The objective of the present paper is to examine whether an imperfect cloning operation exists or not in a C*-algebraic framework. We define a universal -imperfect cloning operation which tolerates a finite loss of fidelity in the cloned state, and show that an individual system's algebra of observables is abelian if and only if there is a universal -imperfect cloning operation in the case where the loss of fidelity is less than . Therefore in this case no universal -imperfect cloning operation is possible in algebraic quantum theory.
Wilson operator algebras and ground states for coupled BF theories
Tiwari, Apoorv; Chen, Xiao; Ryu, Shinsei
2016-01-01
The multi-flavor $BF$ theories in (3+1) dimensions with cubic or quartic coupling are the simplest topological quantum field theories that can describe fractional braiding statistics between loop-like topological excitations (three-loop or four-loop braiding statistics). In this paper, by canonically quantizing these theories, we study the algebra of Wilson loop and Wilson surface operators, and multiplets of ground states on three torus. In particular, by quantizing these coupled $BF$ theori...
Composite bundles in Clifford algebras. Gravitation theory. Part I
Sardanashvily, G
2016-01-01
Based on a fact that complex Clifford algebras of even dimension are isomorphic to the matrix ones, we consider bundles in Clifford algebras whose structure group is a general linear group acting on a Clifford algebra by left multiplications, but not a group of its automorphisms. It is essential that such a Clifford algebra bundle contains spinor subbundles, and that it can be associated to a tangent bundle over a smooth manifold. This is just the case of gravitation theory. However, different these bundles need not be isomorphic. To characterize all of them, we follow the technique of composite bundles. In gravitation theory, this technique enables us to describe different types of spinor fields in the presence of general linear connections and under general covariant transformations.
Excision in algebraic K-theory and Karoubi's conjecture.
Suslin, A A; Wodzicki, M
1990-12-15
We prove that the property of excision in algebraic K-theory is for a Q-algebra A equivalent to the H-unitality of the latter. Our excision theorem, in particular, implies Karoubi's conjecture on the equality of algebraic and topological K-theory groups of stable C*-algebras. It also allows us to identify the algebraic K-theory of the symbol map in the theory of pseudodifferential operators. PMID:11607130
Algebraic perturbation theory for singular potentials
A purely algebraic theory based on dynamical groups is developed. It allows one to determine the energy shifts without taking any matrix elements. In particular potentials of the form 1/rN and rN are treated explicitly, some examples which cannot be calculated by the usual perturbation theory are discussed. ((orig.))
Linear algebra meets Lie algebra: the Kostant-Wallach theory
Shomron, Noam; Parlett, Beresford N.
2008-01-01
In two languages, Linear Algebra and Lie Algebra, we describe the results of Kostant and Wallach on the fibre of matrices with prescribed eigenvalues of all leading principal submatrices. In addition, we present a brief introduction to basic notions in Algebraic Geometry, Integrable Systems, and Lie Algebra aimed at specialists in Linear Algebra.
Contributions to the structure theory of non-simple C*-algebras
Bentmann, Rasmus Moritz
This thesis is mainly concerned with classification results for non-simple purely ininite C*-algebras, specifically Cuntz-Krieger algebras and graph C*-algebras, and continuous fields of Kirchberg algebras. In Article A, we perform some computations concerning projective dimension in filtrated K-theory....... In joint work with Sara Arklint and Takeshi Katsura, we provide a range result complementing Gunnar Restor's classification theorem for Cuntz-Kieger algebras (Article B) and we investigate reduction of filtrated K-theory for C*-algebras of real rank zero, thereby obtaining a characterization of Cuntz...
Understanding geometric algebra for electromagnetic theory
Arthur, John W
2011-01-01
"This book aims to disseminate geometric algebra as a straightforward mathematical tool set for working with and understanding classical electromagnetic theory. It's target readership is anyone who has some knowledge of electromagnetic theory, predominantly ordinary scientists and engineers who use it in the course of their work, or postgraduate students and senior undergraduates who are seeking to broaden their knowledge and increase their understanding of the subject. It is assumed that the reader is not a mathematical specialist and is neither familiar with geometric algebra or its application to electromagnetic theory. The modern approach, geometric algebra, is the mathematical tool set we should all have started out with and once the reader has a grasp of the subject, he or she cannot fail to realize that traditional vector analysis is really awkward and even misleading by comparison"--Provided by publisher.
Valued Graphs and the Representation Theory of Lie Algebras
Joel Lemay
2012-07-01
Full Text Available Quivers (directed graphs, species (a generalization of quivers and their representations play a key role in many areas of mathematics including combinatorics, geometry, and algebra. Their importance is especially apparent in their applications to the representation theory of associative algebras, Lie algebras, and quantum groups. In this paper, we discuss the most important results in the representation theory of species, such as Dlab and Ringel’s extension of Gabriel’s theorem, which classifies all species of finite and tame representation type. We also explain the link between species and K-species (where K is a field. Namely, we show that the category of K -species can be viewed as a subcategory of the category of species. Furthermore, we prove two results about the structure of the tensor ring of a species containing no oriented cycles. Specifically, we prove that two such species have isomorphic tensor rings if and only if they are isomorphic as “crushed” species, and we show that if K is a perfect field, then the tensor algebra of a K -species tensored with the algebraic closure of K is isomorphic to, or Morita equivalent to, the path algebra of a quiver.
Kac-Moody Algebras and String Theory (THESIS)
Cleaver, G B
1993-01-01
The focus of this thesis is on (1) the role of Ka\\v c-Moody (KM) algebras in string theory and the development of techniques for systematically building string theory models based on higher level ($K\\geq 2$) KM algebras and (2) fractional superstrings. In chapter two we review KM algebras and their role in string theory. In the next chapter, we present two results concerning the construction of modular invariant partition functions for conformal field theories built by tensoring together other conformal field theories. First we show how the possible modular invariants for the tensor product theory are constrained if the allowed modular invariants of the individual conformal field theory factors have been classified. We illustrate the use of these constraints for theories of the type $SU(2)_{K_A}xSU(2)_{K_B}$, finding all consistent theories for $K_A$ and $K_B$ odd. Second we show how known diagonal modular invariants can be used to construct inherently asymmetric invariants where the holomorphic and anti- hol...
Complete algebraic vector fields on affine surfaces
Kaliman, Shulim; Kutzschebauch, Frank; Leuenberger, Matthias
2014-01-01
Let $\\AAutH (X)$ be the subgroup of the group $\\AutH (X)$ of holomorphic automorphisms of a normal affine algebraic surface $X$ generated by elements of flows associated with complete algebraic vector fields. Our main result is a classification of all normal affine algebraic surfaces $X$ quasi-homogeneous under $\\AAutH (X)$ in terms of the dual graphs of the boundaries $\\bX \\setminus X$ of their SNC-completions $\\bX$.
An Infinite Dimensional Symmetry Algebra in String Theory
Evans, M; Nanopoulos, Dimitri V; Evans, Mark; Giannakis, Ioannis
1994-01-01
Symmetry transformations of the space-time fields of string theory are generated by certain similarity transformations of the stress-tensor of the associated conformal field theories. This observation is complicated by the fact that, as we explain, many of the operators we habitually use in string theory (such as vertices and currents) have ill-defined commutators. However, we identify an infinite-dimensional subalgebra whose commutators are not singular, and explicitly calculate its structure constants. This constitutes a subalgebra of the gauge symmetry of string theory, although it may act on auxiliary as well as propagating fields. We term this object a {\\it weighted tensor algebra}, and, while it appears to be a distant cousin of the $W$-algebras, it has not, to our knowledge, appeared in the literature before.
Methods of algebraic geometry in control theory
Falb, Peter
1999-01-01
"Control theory represents an attempt to codify, in mathematical terms, the principles and techniques used in the analysis and design of control systems. Algebraic geometry may, in an elementary way, be viewed as the study of the structure and properties of the solutions of systems of algebraic equations. The aim of this book is to provide access to the methods of algebraic geometry for engineers and applied scientists through the motivated context of control theory" .* The development which culminated with this volume began over twenty-five years ago with a series of lectures at the control group of the Lund Institute of Technology in Sweden. I have sought throughout to strive for clarity, often using constructive methods and giving several proofs of a particular result as well as many examples. The first volume dealt with the simplest control systems (i.e., single input, single output linear time-invariant systems) and with the simplest algebraic geometry (i.e., affine algebraic geometry). While this is qui...
Real Algebraic Number Theory I: Diophantine Approximation Groups
Gendron, T. M.
2012-01-01
This is the first of three papers introducing a paradigm within which global algebraic number theory for the reals may be formulated so as to make possible the synthesis of algebraic and transcendental number theory into a coherent whole. We introduce diophantine approximation groups and their associated Kronecker foliations, using them to provide new algebraic and geometric characterizations of K-linear and algebraic dependence. As a consequence we find reformulations -- as algebraic and geo...
Introduction to the theory of abstract algebras
Pierce, Richard S
2014-01-01
Intended for beginning graduate-level courses, this text introduces various aspects of the theory of abstract algebra. The book is also suitable as independent reading for interested students at that level as well as a primary source for a one-semester course that an instructor may supplement to expand to a full year. Author Richard S. Pierce, a Professor of Mathematics at Seattle's University of Washington, places considerable emphasis on applications of the theory and focuses particularly on lattice theory.After a preliminary review of set theory, the treatment presents the basic definitions
a Nonassociative Quaternion Scalar Field Theory
Giardino, Sergio; Teotônio-Sobrinho, Paulo
2013-10-01
A nonassociative Groenewold-Moyal (GM) plane is constructed using quaternion-valued function algebras. The symmetrized multiparticle states, the scalar product, the annihilation/creation algebra and the formulation in terms of a Hopf algebra are also developed. Nonassociative quantum algebras in terms of position and momentum operators are given as the simplest examples of a framework whose applications may involve string theory and nonlinear quantum field theory.
Algebraic Theories and (Infinity,1)-Categories
Cranch, James
2010-11-01
We adapt the classical framework of algebraic theories to work in the setting of (infinity,1)-categories developed by Joyal and Lurie. This gives a suitable approach for describing highly structured objects from homotopy theory. A central example, treated at length, is the theory of E_infinity spaces: this has a tidy combinatorial description in terms of span diagrams of finite sets. We introduce a theory of distributive laws, allowing us to describe objects with two distributing E_infinity stuctures. From this we produce a theory of E_infinity ring spaces. We also study grouplike objects, and produce theories modelling infinite loop spaces (or connective spectra), and infinite loop spaces with coherent multiplicative structure (or connective ring spectra). We use this to construct the units of a grouplike E_infinity ring space in a natural manner. Lastly we provide a speculative pleasant description of the K-theory of monoidal quasicategories and quasicategories with ring-like structures.
The $K$-theory of real graph $C*$-algebras
Boersema, Jeffrey L.
2014-01-01
In this paper, we will introduce real graph algebras and develop the theory to the point of being able to calculate the $K$-theory of such algebras. The $K$-theory situation is significantly more complicated than in the case for complex graph algebras. To develop the long exact sequence to compute the $K$-theory of a real graph algebra, we need to develop a generalized theory of crossed products for real C*-algebras for groups with involution. We also need to deal with the additional algebrai...
Introduction to the representation theory of algebras
Barot, Michael
2015-01-01
This book gives a general introduction to the theory of representations of algebras. It starts with examples of classification problems of matrices under linear transformations and explains the three common setups: representation of quivers, modules over algebras and additive functors over certain categories. The main part is devoted to (i) module categories, presenting the unicity of the decomposition into indecomposable modules, the Auslander–Reiten theory and the technique of knitting; (ii) the use of combinatorial tools such as dimension vectors and integral quadratic forms; and (iii) deeper theorems such as Gabriel‘s Theorem, the trichotomy and the Theorem of Kac – all accompanied by further examples. Each section includes exercises to facilitate understanding. By keeping the proofs as basic and comprehensible as possible and introducing the three languages at the beginning, this book is suitable for readers from the advanced undergraduate level onwards and enables them to consult related, specifi...
On the Theory of Algebraic Numbers with Elements of Small Height
Göral, Haydar
2015-01-01
In this paper, we study the field of algebraic numbers with elements of small height.We first show that the nonstandard algebraic numbers whose logarithmic height isinfinitesimal has the Mann property, and exploiting this we obtain a diophantine approximation result in number theory.Then, we prove that the theory of algebraic numbers with elements of small height is not simple and has the independence property.We also relate the simplicity of a certain pair with Lehmer's conjecture and obtain...
Algebraic model theory for languages without equality
Elgueta Montó, Raimon
1994-01-01
In our opinion, it is fair to distinguish two separate branches in the origins of model theory. The first one, the model theory of first-order logic, can be traced back to the pioneering work of L. Lowenheim, T. Skolem, K. Gödel, A. Tarski and A.I. MaI 'cev, published before the mid 30's. This branch was put forward during the 40s' and 50s’ by several authors, including A. Tarski, L. Henkin, A. Robinson, J. Los. Their contribution, however, was rather influenced by modern algebra, a disciplin...
On the Theory of Generalized Algebraic Transformations
Strecka, Jozef
2010-01-01
This book deals with the theory of generalized algebraic transformations, which is elaborated with the aim to provide a relatively simple theoretical tool that enables an exact treatment of diverse more complex lattice-statistical models. In addition to a brief historical account on the developments of this exact mapping method, the versatility of generalized algebraic transformations will be convincingly evidenced when providing exact results for two different families of exactly solvable models. The family of exactly solved Ising models brings a deeper insight into various aspects closely associated especially with phase transitions and critical phenomena. The second class of exactly solved Ising-Heisenberg models sheds light on striking quantum manifestations of spontaneously long-range ordered systems, which are closely connected with a mutual interplay between quantum and cooperative phenomena.
Algebraic K-theory, K-regularity, and -duality of -stable C ∗-algebras
Mahanta, Snigdhayan
2015-12-01
We develop an algebraic formalism for topological -duality. More precisely, we show that topological -duality actually induces an isomorphism between noncommutative motives that in turn implements the well-known isomorphism between twisted K-theories (up to a shift). In order to establish this result we model topological K-theory by algebraic K-theory. We also construct an E ∞ -operad starting from any strongly self-absorbing C ∗-algebra . Then we show that there is a functorial topological K-theory symmetric spectrum construction on the category of separable C ∗-algebras, such that is an algebra over this operad; moreover, is a module over this algebra. Along the way we obtain a new symmetric spectra valued functorial model for the (connective) topological K-theory of C ∗-algebras. We also show that -stable C ∗-algebras are K-regular providing evidence for a conjecture of Rosenberg. We conclude with an explicit description of the algebraic K-theory of a x+ b-semigroup C ∗-algebras coming from number theory and that of -stabilized noncommutative tori.
Fixed point resolution in conformal field theory
J. Fuchs; Schellekens, A. N.; Schweigert, C.
1996-01-01
We summarize recent progress in the understanding of fixed point resolution for conformal field theories. Fixed points in both coset conformal field theories and non-diagonal modular invariants which describe simple current extensions of chiral algebras are investigated. A crucial role is played by the mathematical structures of twining characters and orbit Lie algebras.
An introduction to conformal field theory
Zuber, J.B. [CEA, Service de Physique Theorique, Gif sur Yvette Cedex (France)
1995-12-01
The aim of these lectures is to present an introduction at a fairly elementary level to recent developments in two dimensional field theory, namely in conformal field theory. We shall see the importance of new structures related to infinite dimensional algebras: current algebras and Virasoro algebra. These topics will find physically relevant applications in the lectures by Shankar and Ian Affeck. (author). 9 refs, 3 figs.
Duality and products in algebraic (co)homology theories
Kowalzig, N.; Kraehmer, U.
2008-01-01
The origin and interplay of products and dualities in algebraic (co)homology theories is ascribed to a ×A-Hopf algebra structure on the relevant universal enveloping algebra. This provides a unified treatment for example of results by Van den Bergh about Hochschild (co)homology and by Huebschmann about Lie–Rinehart (co)homology.
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2004-01-01
Through most of Greek history, mathematicians concentrated on geometry, although Euclid considered the theory of numbers. The Greek mathematician Diophantus (3rd century),however, presented problems that had to be solved by what we would today call algebra. His book is thus the first algebra text.
Algebraic aspects of the background field method
The background field method allows the evaluation of the effective action by exploiting the (background) gauge invariance, which in general yields Ward identities, i.e., linear relations among the vertex functions. In the present approach an extra gauge fixing term is introduced right at the beginning in the action and it is chosen in such a way that BRST invariance is preserved. The background effective action is considered and it is shown to satisfy both the Slavnov-Taylor (ST) identities and the Ward identities. This allows the proof of the background equivalence theorem with the standard techniques. In particular we consider a BRST doublet where the background field enters with a non-zero BRST transformation. The rationale behind the introduction of an extra gauge fixing term is that of removing the singularity of the Legendre transform of the background effective action, thus allowing the construction of the connected amplitudes generating functional Wbg. By using the relevant ST identities we show that the functional Wbg gives the same physical amplitudes as the original one we started with. Moreover we show that Wbg cannot in general be derived from a classical action by the Gell-Mann-Low formula. As a final point of the paper we show that the BRST doublet generated from the background field does not modify the anomaly of the original underlying gauge theory. The proof is algebraic and makes no use of arguments based on power-counting
Elementary number theory an algebraic approach
Bolker, Ethan D
2007-01-01
This text uses the concepts usually taught in the first semester of a modern abstract algebra course to illuminate classical number theory: theorems on primitive roots, quadratic Diophantine equations, and the Fermat conjecture for exponents three and four. The text contains abundant numerical examples and a particularly helpful collection of exercises, many of which are small research problems requiring substantial study or outside reading. Some problems call for new proofs for theorems already covered or for inductive explorations and proofs of theorems found in later chapters.Ethan D. Bolke
Algebraic Graph Theory Morphisms, Monoids and Matrices
Knauer, Ulrich
2011-01-01
This is a highly self-contained book about algebraic graph theory which iswritten with a view to keep the lively and unconventional atmosphere of a spoken text to communicate the enthusiasm the author feels about this subject. The focus is on homomorphisms and endomorphisms, matrices and eigenvalues. Graph models are extremely useful for almost all applications and applicators as they play an important role as structuring tools. They allow to model net structures -like roads, computers, telephones -instances of abstract data structures -likelists, stacks, trees -and functional or object orient
Underlying theory based on quaternions for Alder's algebraic chromodynamics
It is shown that the complex-linear tensor product for quantum quaternionic Hilbert (module) spaces provides an algebraic structure for the non-local gauge field in Adler's algebraic chromodynamics for U
Kleiss, Ronald H P
1999-01-01
In these lectures I will build up the concept of field theory using the language of Feynman diagrams. As a starting point, field theory in zero spacetime dimensions is used as a vehicle to develop all the necessary techniques: path integral, Feynman diagrams, Schwinger-Dyson equations, asymptotic series, effective action, renormalization etc. The theory is then extended to more dimensions, with emphasis on the combinatorial aspects of the diagrams rather than their particular mathematical structure. The concept of unitarity is used to, finally, arrive at the various Feynman rules in an actual, four-dimensional theory. The concept of gauge-invariance is developed, and the structure of a non-abelian gauge theory is discussed, again on the level of Feynman diagrams and Feynman rules.
Unifying Clifford algebra formalism for relativistic fields
It is shown that a Clifford algebra formalism provides a unifying description of spin-0, -1/2, and -1 fields. Since the operators and operands are both expressed in terms of the same Clifford algebra, the formalism obtains some results which are considerably different from those of the standard of formalisms for these fields. In particular, the conservation laws are obtained uniquely and unambiguously from the equations of motion in this formalism and do not suffer from the ambiguities and inconsistencies of the standard methods
Modulo 2 periodicity of complex Clifford algebras and electromagnetic field
Varlamov, Vadim V.
1997-01-01
Electromagnetic field is considered in the framework of Clifford algebra $\\C_2$ over a field of complex numbers. It is shown here that a modulo 2 periodicity of complex Clifford algebras may be connected with electromagnetic field.
Integrable theories and generalized graded Maillet algebras
We present a general formalism to investigate the integrable properties of a large class of non-ultralocal models which in principle allows the construction of the corresponding lattice versions. Our main motivation comes from the su(1|1) subsector of the string theory on AdS5 × S5 in the uniform gauge, where such type of non-ultralocality appears in the resulting Alday–Arutyunov–Frolov (AAF) model. We first show how to account for the second derivative of the delta function in the Lax algebra of the AAF model by modifying Maillet’s r- and s-matrices formalism, and derive a well-defined algebra of transition matrices, which allows for the lattice formulation of the theory. We illustrate our formalism on the examples of the bosonic Wadati–Konno–Ichikawa–Shimizu (WKIS) model and the two-dimensional free massive Dirac fermion model, which can be obtained by a consistent reduction of the full AAF model, and give the explicit forms of their corresponding r-matrices. (paper)
Feynman-diagram evaluation in the electroweak theory with computer algebra
Weiglein, G.
2001-01-01
The evaluation of quantum corrections in the theory of the electroweak and strong interactions via higher-order Feynman diagrams requires complicated and laborious calculations, which however can be structured in a strictly algorithmic way. These calculations are ideally suited for the application of computer algebra systems, and computer algebra has proven to be a very valuable tool in this field already over several decades. It is sketched how computer algebra is presently applied in evalua...
Formal proofs in real algebraic geometry: from ordered fields to quantifier elimination
Cohen, Cyril; Mahboubi, Assia
2012-01-01
International audience This paper describes a formalization of discrete real closed fields in the Coq proof assistant. This abstract structure captures for instance the theory of real algebraic numbers, a decidable subset of real numbers with good algorithmic properties. The theory of real algebraic numbers and more generally of semi-algebraic varieties is at the core of a number of effective methods in real analysis, including decision procedures for non linear arithmetic or optimization ...
Formal proofs in real algebraic geometry: from ordered fields to quantifier elimination
Mahboubi, Assia; Cohen, Cyril
2012-01-01
This paper describes a formalization of discrete real closed fields in the Coq proof assistant. This abstract structure captures for instance the theory of real algebraic numbers, a decidable subset of real numbers with good algorithmic properties. The theory of real algebraic numbers and more generally of semi-algebraic varieties is at the core of a number of effective methods in real analysis, including decision procedures for non linear arithmetic or optimization methods for real valued fu...
Polylogarithm identities, cluster algebras and the N=4 supersymmetric theory
Vergu, C
2015-01-01
Scattering amplitudes in N = 4 super-Yang Mills theory can be computed to higher perturbative orders than in any other four-dimensional quantum field theory. The results are interesting transcendental functions. By a hidden symmetry (dual conformal symmetry) the arguments of these functions have a geometric interpretation in terms of configurations of points in CP^3 and they turn out to be cluster coordinates. We briefly introduce cluster algebras and discuss their Poisson structure and the Sklyanin bracket. Finally, we present a 40-term trilogarithm identity which was discovered by accident while studying the physical results.
Algebraic structure and Poisson's theory of mechanico-electrical systems
Liu Hong-Ji; Tang Yi-Fa; Fu Jing-Li
2006-01-01
The algebraic structure and Poisson's integral theory of mechanico-electrical systems are studied.The Hamilton canonical equations and generalized Hamilton canonical equations and their the contravariant algebraic forms for mechanico-electrical systems are obtained.The Lie algebraic structure and the Poisson's integral theory of Lagrange mechanico-electrical systems are derived.The Lie algebraic structure admitted and Poisson's integral theory of the Lagrange-Maxwell mechanico-electrical systems are presented.Two examples are presented to illustrate these results.
Gravity, Gauge Theories and Geometric Algebra
Lasenby, Anthony; Doran, Chris; Gull, Stephen
2004-01-01
A new gauge theory of gravity is presented. The theory is constructed in a flat background spacetime and employs gauge fields to ensure that all relations between physical quantities are independent of the positions and orientations of the matter fields. In this manner all properties of the background spacetime are removed from physics, and what remains are a set of `intrinsic' relations between physical fields. The properties of the gravitational gauge fields are derived from both classical ...
Wilson operator algebras and ground states for coupled BF theories
Tiwari, Apoorv; Ryu, Shinsei
2016-01-01
The multi-flavor $BF$ theories in (3+1) dimensions with cubic or quartic coupling are the simplest topological quantum field theories that can describe fractional braiding statistics between loop-like topological excitations (three-loop or four-loop braiding statistics). In this paper, by canonically quantizing these theories, we study the algebra of Wilson loop and Wilson surface operators, and multiplets of ground states on three torus. In particular, by quantizing these coupled $BF$ theories on the three-torus, we explicitly calculate the $\\mathcal{S}$- and $\\mathcal{T}$-matrices, which encode fractional braiding statistics and topological spin of loop-like excitations, respectively. In the coupled $BF$ theories with cubic and quartic coupling, the Hopf link and Borromean ring of loop excitations, together with point-like excitations, form composite particles.
K-theory of Continuous Deformations of C*-algebras
Takahiro SUDO
2007-01-01
We study K-theory of continuous deformations of C*-algebras to obtain that their K-theory is the same as that of the fiber at zero. We also consider continuous or discontinuous deformations of Cuntz and Toeplitz algebras.
Algebraic discrete Morse theory for the hull resolution
Norén, Patrik
2015-01-01
We study how powerful algebraic discrete Morse theory is when applied to hull resolutions. The main result describes all cases when the hull resolution of the edge ideal of the complement of a triangle-free graph can be made minimal using algebraic discrete Morse theory.
Bagger-Lambert theory for general Lie algebras
We construct the totally antisymmetric structure constants fABCD of a 3-algebra with a Lorentzian bi-invariant metric starting from an arbitrary semi-simple Lie algebra. The structure constants fABCD can be used to write down a maximally superconformal 3d theory that incorporates the expected degrees of freedom of multiple M2 branes, including the 'center-of-mass' mode described by free scalar and fermion fields. The gauge field sector reduces to a three dimensional BF term, which underlies the gauge symmetry of the theory. We comment on the issue of unitarity of the quantum theory, which is problematic, despite the fact that the specific form of the interactions prevent the ghost fields from running in the internal lines of any Feynman diagram. Giving an expectation value to one of the scalar fields leads to the maximally supersymmetric 3d Yang-Mills Lagrangian with the addition of two U(1) multiplets, one of them ghost-like, which is decoupled at large gYM.
Algebraic number theory and code design for Rayleigh fading channels
Oggier, F
2014-01-01
Algebraic number theory is having an increasing impact in code design for many different coding applications, such as single antenna fading channels and more recently, MIMO systems.Extended work has been done on single antenna fading channels, and algebraic lattice codes have been proven to be an effective tool. The general framework has been settled in the last ten years and many explicit code constructions based on algebraic number theory are now available. The aim of this work is to provide both an overview on algebraic lattice code designs for Rayleigh fading channels, as well as a tutoria
Algebraic K-theory of strict ring spectra
Rognes, John
2014-01-01
We view strict ring spectra as generalized rings. The study of their algebraic K-theory is motivated by its applications to the automorphism groups of compact manifolds. Partial calculations of algebraic K-theory for the sphere spectrum are available at regular primes, but we seek more conceptual answers in terms of localization and descent properties. Calculations for ring spectra related to topological K-theory suggest the existence of a motivic cohomology theory for strictly commutative ri...
Valued Graphs and the Representation Theory of Lie Algebras
Lemay, Joel
2011-01-01
Quivers (directed graphs) and species (a generalization of quivers) and their representations play a key role in many areas of mathematics including combinatorics, geometry, and algebra. Their importance is especially apparent in their applications to the representation theory of associative algebras, Lie algebras, and quantum groups. In this paper, we discuss the most important results in the representation theory of species, such as Dlab and Ringel's extension of Gabriel's theorem, which classifies all species of finite and tame representation type. We also explain the link between species and K-species (where K is a field). Namely, we show that the category of K-species can be viewed as a subcategory of the category of species. Furthermore, we prove two results about the structure of the tensor ring of a species containing no oriented cycles that do not appear in the literature. Specifically, we prove that two such species have isomorphic tensor rings if and only if they are isomorphic as "crushed" species...
Algebraic K-theory of crystallographic groups the three-dimensional splitting case
Farley, Daniel Scott
2014-01-01
The Farrell-Jones isomorphism conjecture in algebraic K-theory offers a description of the algebraic K-theory of a group using a generalized homology theory. In cases where the conjecture is known to be a theorem, it gives a powerful method for computing the lower algebraic K-theory of a group. This book contains a computation of the lower algebraic K-theory of the split three-dimensional crystallographic groups, a geometrically important class of three-dimensional crystallographic group, representing a third of the total number. The book leads the reader through all aspects of the calculation. The first chapters describe the split crystallographic groups and their classifying spaces. Later chapters assemble the techniques that are needed to apply the isomorphism theorem. The result is a useful starting point for researchers who are interested in the computational side of the Farrell-Jones isomorphism conjecture, and a contribution to the growing literature in the field.
Algebraic Multigrid for Disordered Systems and Lattice Gauge Theories
Best, C
2000-01-01
The construction of multigrid operators for disordered linear lattice operators, in particular the fermion matrix in lattice gauge theories, by means of algebraic multigrid and block LU decomposition is discussed. In this formalism, the effective coarse-grid operator is obtained as the Schur complement of the original matrix. An optimal approximation to it is found by a numerical optimization procedure akin to Monte Carlo renormalization, resulting in a generalized (gauge-path dependent) stencil that is easily evaluated for a given disorder field. Applications to preconditioning and relaxation methods are investigated.
Space-time algebra for the generalization of gravitational field equations
Süleyman Demir
2013-05-01
The Maxwell–Proca-like field equations of gravitolectromagnetism are formulated using space-time algebra (STA). The gravitational wave equation with massive gravitons and gravitomagnetic monopoles has been derived in terms of this algebra. Using space-time algebra, the most generalized form of gravitoelectromagnetic Klein–Gordon equation has been obtained. Finally, the analogy in formulation between massive gravitational theory and electromagnetism has been discussed.
Bollhöfer, Matthias; Kressner, Daniel; Mehl, Christian; Stykel, Tatjana
2015-01-01
This edited volume highlights the scientific contributions of Volker Mehrmann, a leading expert in the area of numerical (linear) algebra, matrix theory, differential-algebraic equations and control theory. These mathematical research areas are strongly related and often occur in the same real-world applications. The main areas where such applications emerge are computational engineering and sciences, but increasingly also social sciences and economics. This book also reflects some of Volker Mehrmann's major career stages. Starting out working in the areas of numerical linear algebra (his first full professorship at TU Chemnitz was in "Numerical Algebra," hence the title of the book) and matrix theory, Volker Mehrmann has made significant contributions to these areas ever since. The highlights of these are discussed in Parts I and II of the present book. Often the development of new algorithms in numerical linear algebra is motivated by problems in system and control theory. These and his later major work on ...
Link Algebra: A new aproach to graph theory
Bustamante, Alfonso
2011-01-01
In this paper we develop a structure called Link Algebra, in which we present a Set with two binary operations and an axiom system developed from the study of graph theory and set/antiset theory, sowing main theorems and definitions. Once introduced Link Algebra, we will show the aplication on graph theory, like defining Paths, cycles and stars. Finally, we will se an alternative axiomatizations with Multisets and ordered pairs to algebraicaly define mutli, pseudo and oriented graphs.
Higher order Fourier analysis as an algebraic theory I
Szegedy, Balazs
2009-01-01
Ergodic theory, Higher order Fourier analysis and the hyper graph regularity method are three possible approaches to Szemer\\'edi type theorems in abelian groups. In this paper we develop an algebraic theory that creates a connection between these approaches. Our main method is to take the ultra product of abelian groups and to develop a precise algebraic theory of higher order characters on it. These results then can be turned back into approximative statements about finite Abelian groups.
Central simple Poisson algebras
SU; Yucai; XU; Xiaoping
2004-01-01
Poisson algebras are fundamental algebraic structures in physics and symplectic geometry. However, the structure theory of Poisson algebras has not been well developed. In this paper, we determine the structure of the central simple Poisson algebras related to locally finite derivations, over an algebraically closed field of characteristic zero.The Lie algebra structures of these Poisson algebras are in general not finitely-graded.
We have given several pieces of evidence that perturbation theory manages to reproduce various salient features of the conjectured exact S-matrices of ATFT. At present, we do not see how to use perturbation theory to provide an efficient description of the quantum field theory; an alternative formulation may well be required in order to find a proper understanding of the conjectured S-matrices and other features such as the mass-renormalization and the Clebsch-Gordan property. Certainly, the knowledge from other approaches, for example, the Quantum Group approach to imaginary coupling ATFT, investigations of the Bethe-Salpeter equations for the bound states in ATFT and the algebraic Bethe ansatz method advocated for many years by Faddeev and others would be helpful in the search for such a re-formulation. (J.P.N.)
Fourier theory and C∗-algebras
Bédos, Erik; Conti, Roberto
2016-07-01
We discuss a number of results concerning the Fourier series of elements in reduced twisted group C∗-algebras of discrete groups, and, more generally, in reduced crossed products associated to twisted actions of discrete groups on unital C∗-algebras. A major part of the article gives a review of our previous work on this topic, but some new results are also included.
On the Isomorphism Conjecture in algebraic K-theory
Bartels, Arthur; Farrell, Tom; Jones, Lowell; Reich, Holger
2001-01-01
The Isomorphism Conjecture is a conceptional approach towards a calculation of the algebraic K-theory of a group ring RG, where G is an infinite group. In this paper we prove the conjecture in dimensions n
A universal characterization of higher algebraic K-theory
Blumberg, Andrew J; Tabuada, Goncalo
2010-01-01
We establish a universal characterization of the higher algebraic $K$-theory of stable infinity categories. Specifically, we prove that the (connective) algebraic $K$-theory spectrum construction is the universal functor, with values in a stable presentable infinity category, which inverts Morita equivalences, preserves filtered colimits, and satisfies Waldhausen's additivity theorem. In order to prove these results, we construct and study a suitable localization of the category of presheaves of spectra on small stable infinity categories. In this category, Waldhausen's S.-construction corresponds to the suspension functor and the algebraic K-theory spectrum becomes co-representable. This latter result leads to a complete classification of all natural transformations from algebraic K-theory to topological Hochschild homology (THH) and topological cyclic homology (TC). In particular, we obtain a canonical universal description of the cyclotomic trace map.
Cryptography by means of linear algebra and number theory
Elfadel, Ajaeb
2014-01-01
ABSTRACT: This thesis focuses on the techniques of cryptography in linear algebra and number theory. We first give the necessary review on modular arithmetic. Under Linear Algebra, Hill cipher cryptographic technique and its variations are studied. Under number theory, on the other hand, the definition of Euler function, and some important theorems in this regard are given. The cryptographic techniques such as the Caesar cipher, Exponential transformations and the Public key cryptographic tec...
Logarithmic conformal field theory
Gainutdinov, Azat; Ridout, David; Runkel, Ingo
2013-12-01
Conformal field theory (CFT) has proven to be one of the richest and deepest subjects of modern theoretical and mathematical physics research, especially as regards statistical mechanics and string theory. It has also stimulated an enormous amount of activity in mathematics, shaping and building bridges between seemingly disparate fields through the study of vertex operator algebras, a (partial) axiomatisation of a chiral CFT. One can add to this that the successes of CFT, particularly when applied to statistical lattice models, have also served as an inspiration for mathematicians to develop entirely new fields: the Schramm-Loewner evolution and Smirnov's discrete complex analysis being notable examples. When the energy operator fails to be diagonalisable on the quantum state space, the CFT is said to be logarithmic. Consequently, a logarithmic CFT is one whose quantum space of states is constructed from a collection of representations which includes reducible but indecomposable ones. This qualifier arises because of the consequence that certain correlation functions will possess logarithmic singularities, something that contrasts with the familiar case of power law singularities. While such logarithmic singularities and reducible representations were noted by Rozansky and Saleur in their study of the U (1|1) Wess-Zumino-Witten model in 1992, the link between the non-diagonalisability of the energy operator and logarithmic singularities in correlators is usually ascribed to Gurarie's 1993 article (his paper also contains the first usage of the term 'logarithmic conformal field theory'). The class of CFTs that were under control at this time was quite small. In particular, an enormous amount of work from the statistical mechanics and string theory communities had produced a fairly detailed understanding of the (so-called) rational CFTs. However, physicists from both camps were well aware that applications from many diverse fields required significantly more
Matrix Theory over the Complex Quaternion Algebra
Tian, Yongge
2000-01-01
We present in this paper some fundamental tools for developing matrix analysis over the complex quaternion algebra. As applications, we consider generalized inverses, eigenvalues and eigenvectors, similarity, determinants of complex quaternion matrices, and so on.
Topological conformal algebra and BRST algebra in non-critical string theories
The operator algebra in non-critical string theories is studied by treating the cosmological term as a perturbation. The algebra of covariantly regularized BRST and related currents contains a twisted N = 2 superconformal algebra only at d = -2 in bosonic strings, and a twisted N = 3 superconformal algebra only at d = ±∞ in spinning strings. The bosonic string at d = -2 is examined by replacing the string coordinate by a fermionic matter with c = -2. The resulting bc-βγ system accommodates various forms of BRST cohomology, and the ghost number assignment and BRST cohomology are different in the c = -2 string theory and two-dimensional topological gravity. (author)
Algebraic and Dirac-Hestenes spinors and spinor fields
Almost all presentations of Dirac theory in first or second quantization in physics (and mathematics) textbooks make use of covariant Dirac spinor fields. An exception is the presentation of that theory (first quantization) offered originally by Hestenes and now used by many authors. There, a new concept of spinor field (as a sum of nonhomogeneous even multivectors fields) is used. However, a careful analysis (detailed below) shows that the original Hestenes definition cannot be correct since it conflicts with the meaning of the Fierz identities. In this paper we start a program dedicated to the examination of the mathematical and physical basis for a comprehensive definition of the objects used by Hestenes. In order to do that we give a preliminary definition of algebraic spinor fields (ASF) and Dirac-Hestenes spinor fields (DHSF) on Minkowski space-time as some equivalence classes of pairs (Ξu,ψΞu), where Ξu is a spinorial frame field and ψΞu is an appropriate sum of multivectors fields (to be specified below). The necessity of our definitions are shown by a careful analysis of possible formulations of Dirac theory and the meaning of the set of Fierz identities associated with the bilinear covariants (on Minkowski space-time) made with ASF or DHSF. We believe that the present paper clarifies some misunderstandings (past and recent) appearing on the literature of the subject. It will be followed by a sequel paper where definitive definitions of ASF and DHSF are given as appropriate sections of a vector bundle called the left spin-Clifford bundle. The bundle formulation is essential in order to be possible to produce a coherent theory for the covariant derivatives of these fields on arbitrary Riemann-Cartan space-times. The present paper contains also Appendixes A-E which exhibits a truly useful collection of results concerning the theory of Clifford algebras (including many tricks of the trade) necessary for the intelligibility of the text
A non-associative quaternion scalar field theory
Giardino, Sergio
2012-01-01
A non-associative Groenewold-Moyal plane is constructed using quaternion-valued function algebras. The symmetrized multi-particle states, the scalar product, the annihilation/creation algebra and d the formulation in terms of a Hopf algebra are also developed. Non-associative quantum algebras in terms of position and momentum operators are given as the simplest examples of a framework whose applications may involve string theory and non-linear quantum field theory
Evolution algebras and their applications
Tian, Jianjun Paul
2008-01-01
Behind genetics and Markov chains, there is an intrinsic algebraic structure. It is defined as a type of new algebra: as evolution algebra. This concept lies between algebras and dynamical systems. Algebraically, evolution algebras are non-associative Banach algebras; dynamically, they represent discrete dynamical systems. Evolution algebras have many connections with other mathematical fields including graph theory, group theory, stochastic processes, dynamical systems, knot theory, 3-manifolds, and the study of the Ihara-Selberg zeta function. In this volume the foundation of evolution algebra theory and applications in non-Mendelian genetics and Markov chains is developed, with pointers to some further research topics.
Gravity, Gauge Theories and Geometric Algebra
Lasenby, A; Gull, S F; Lasenby, Anthony; Doran, Chris; Gull, Stephen
1998-01-01
A new gauge theory of gravity is presented. The theory is constructed in a flat background spacetime and employs gauge fields to ensure that all relations between physical quantities are independent of the positions and orientations of the matter fields. In this manner all properties of the background spacetime are removed from physics, and what remains are a set of `intrinsic' relations between physical fields. The properties of the gravitational gauge fields are derived from both classical and quantum viewpoints. Field equations are then derived from an action principle, and consistency with the minimal coupling procedure selects an action that is unique up to the possible inclusion of a cosmological constant. This in turn singles out a unique form of spin-torsion interaction. A new method for solving the field equations is outlined and applied to the case of a time-dependent, spherically-symmetric perfect fluid. A gauge is found which reduces the physics to a set of essentially Newtonian equations. These e...
Homotopy Classification of Bosonic String Field Theory
Muenster, Korbinian; Sachs, Ivo
2012-01-01
We prove the decomposition theorem for the loop homotopy algebra of quantum closed string field theory and use it to show that closed string field theory is unique up to gauge transformations on a given string background and given S-matrix. For the theory of open and closed strings we use results in open-closed homotopy algebra to show that the space of inequivalent open string field theories is isomorphic to the space of classical closed string backgrounds. As a further application of the op...
Supersymmetry Algebra in Super Yang-Mills Theories
Yokoyama, Shuichi
2015-01-01
We compute supersymmetry algebra (superalgebra) in supersymmetric Yang-Mills theories (SYM) consisting of a vector multiplet including fermionic contribution in six dimensions. We show that the contribution of fermion is given by boundary terms. From six dimensional results we determine superalgebras of five and four dimensional SYM by dimensional reduction. In five dimensional superalgebra the Kaluza-Klein momentum and the instanton particle charge are not the same but algebraically indistinguishable. We also extend this calculation including a hyper multiplet and for maximally SYM. We derive extended supersymmetry algebras in those four dimensional SYM with the holomorphic coupling constant given in hep-th/9408099.
Algebraic Formulation of the Operatorial Perturbation Theory; 1
Müller, A H; Müller, Ary W. Espinosa; Vásquez, Adelio R. Matamala
1996-01-01
A new totally algebraic formalism based on general, abstract ladder operators has been proposed. This approach heavily grounds in the superoperator formalism of Primas. However it is necessary to introduce many improvements in his formalism. In this regard, it has been introduced a new set of superoperators featured by their algebraic structure. Also, two lemmas and one theorem have been developed in order to algebraically reformulate the theory on more rigorous grounds. Finally, we have been able to build a coherent and self-contained formalism independent on any matricial representation , removing in this way the degeneracy problem .
Supersymmetry algebra in super Yang-Mills theories
Yokoyama, Shuichi
2015-01-01
We compute supersymmetry algebra (superalgebra) in supersymmetric Yang-Mills theories (SYM) consisting of a vector multiplet including fermionic contribution in six dimensions. We show that the contribution of fermion is given by boundary terms. From six dimensional results we determine superalgebras of five and four dimensional SYM by dimensional reduction. In five dimensional superalgebra the Kaluza-Klein momentum and the instanton particle charge are not the same but algebraically indistin...
Introduction to conformal field theory. With applications to string theory
Based on class-tested notes, this text offers an introduction to Conformal Field Theory with a special emphasis on computational techniques of relevance for String Theory. It introduces Conformal Field Theory at a basic level, Kac-Moody algebras, one-loop partition functions, Superconformal Field Theories, Gepner Models and Boundary Conformal Field Theory. Eventually, the concept of orientifold constructions is explained in detail for the example of the bosonic string. In providing many detailed CFT calculations, this book is ideal for students and scientists intending to become acquainted with CFT techniques relevant for string theory but also for students and non-specialists from related fields. (orig.)
A Workshop on Algebraic Design Theory and Hadamard Matrices
2015-01-01
This volume develops the depth and breadth of the mathematics underlying the construction and analysis of Hadamard matrices and their use in the construction of combinatorial designs. At the same time, it pursues current research in their numerous applications in security and cryptography, quantum information, and communications. Bridges among diverse mathematical threads and extensive applications make this an invaluable source for understanding both the current state of the art and future directions. The existence of Hadamard matrices remains one of the most challenging open questions in combinatorics. Substantial progress on their existence has resulted from advances in algebraic design theory using deep connections with linear algebra, abstract algebra, finite geometry, number theory, and combinatorics. Hadamard matrices arise in a very diverse set of applications. Starting with applications in experimental design theory and the theory of error-correcting codes, they have found unexpected and important ap...
Function algebras on finite sets basic course on many-valued logic and clone theory
Lau, Dietlinde
2006-01-01
Gives an introduction to the theory of function algebras. This book gives the general concepts of the Universal Algebra in order to familiarize the reader from the beginning on with the algebraic side of function algebras. It is a source on function algebras for students and researchers in mathematical logic and theoretical computer science.
Kac-Moody algebras in gravity and M-theories
Houart, Laurent
2005-01-01
The formulation of gravity and M-theories as very-extended Kac-Moody invariant theories is reviewed. Exact solutions describing intersecting extremal brane configurations smeared in all directions but one are presented. The intersection rules characterising these solutions are neatly encoded in the algebra. The existence of dualities for all G+++ and their group theoretical-origin are discussed.
Class field theory from theory to practice
Gras, Georges
2003-01-01
Global class field theory is a major achievement of algebraic number theory, based on the functorial properties of the reciprocity map and the existence theorem. The author works out the consequences and the practical use of these results by giving detailed studies and illustrations of classical subjects (classes, idèles, ray class fields, symbols, reciprocity laws, Hasse's principles, the Grunwald-Wang theorem, Hilbert's towers,...). He also proves some new or less-known results (reflection theorem, structure of the abelian closure of a number field) and lays emphasis on the invariant (/cal T) p, of abelian p-ramification, which is related to important Galois cohomology properties and p-adic conjectures. This book, intermediary between the classical literature published in the sixties and the recent computational literature, gives much material in an elementary way, and is suitable for students, researchers, and all who are fascinated by this theory. In the corrected 2nd printing 2005, the author improves s...
A Cohomology Theory of Grading-Restricted Vertex Algebras
Huang, Yi-Zhi
2014-04-01
We introduce a cohomology theory of grading-restricted vertex algebras. To construct the correct cohomologies, we consider linear maps from tensor powers of a grading-restricted vertex algebra to "rational functions valued in the algebraic completion of a module for the algebra," instead of linear maps from tensor powers of the algebra to a module for the algebra. One subtle complication arising from such functions is that we have to carefully address the issue of convergence when we compose these linear maps with vertex operators. In particular, for each , we have an inverse system of nth cohomologies and an additional nth cohomology of a grading-restricted vertex algebra V with coefficients in a V-module W such that is isomorphic to the inverse limit of the inverse system . In the case of n = 2, there is an additional second cohomology denoted by which will be shown in a sequel to the present paper to correspond to what we call square-zero extensions of V and to first order deformations of V when W = V.
Particle scattering in nonassociative quantum field theory
Dzhunushaliev, V D
1996-01-01
A model of quantum field theory in which the field operators form a nonassociative algebra is proposed. In such a case, the n-point Green's functions become functionally independent of each other. It is shown that particle interaction in such a theory can be realized by nonlocal virtual objects.
Higher Gauge Theories from Lie n-algebras and Off-Shell Covariantization
Carow-Watamura, Ursula; Ikeda, Noriaki; Kaneko, Yukio; Watamura, Satoshi
2016-01-01
We analyze higher gauge theories in various dimensions using a supergeometric method based on a differential graded symplectic manifold, called a QP-manifold, which is closely related to the BRST-BV formalism in gauge theories. Extensions of the Lie 2-algebra gauge structure are formulated within the Lie n-algebra induced by the QP-structure. We find that in 5 and 6 dimensions there are special extensions of the gauge algebra. In these cases, a restriction of the gauge symmetry by imposing constraints on the auxiliary gauge fields leads to a covariantized theory. As an example we show that we can obtain an off-shell covariantized higher gauge theory in 5 dimensions, which is similar to the one proposed in [1] (arxiv:1206.5643).
Coends in conformal field theory
Fuchs, Jürgen
2016-01-01
The idea of "summing over all intermediate states" that is central for implementing locality in quantum systems can be realized by coend constructions. In the concrete case of systems of conformal blocks for a certain class of conformal vertex algebras, one deals with coends in functor categories. Working with these coends involves quite a few subtleties which, even though they have in principle already been understood twenty years ago, have not been sufficiently appreciated by the conformal field theory community.
Symmetries of topological field theories in the BV-framework
Gieres, F.; Grimstrup, J. M.; Nieder, H.; Pisar, T.; Schweda, M.
2001-01-01
Topological field theories of Schwarz-type generally admit symmetries whose algebra does not close off-shell, e.g. the basic symmetries of BF models or vector supersymmetry of the gauge-fixed action for Chern-Simons theory (this symmetry being at the origin of the perturbative finiteness of the theory). We present a detailed discussion of all these symmetries within the algebraic approach to the Batalin-Vilkovisky formalism. Moreover, we discuss the general algebraic construction of topologic...
Schaum's outline of theory and problems of linear algebra
Lipschutz, Seymour
2001-01-01
This third edition of the successful outline in linear algebra--which sold more than 400,000 copies in its past two editions--has been thoroughly updated to increase its applicability to the fields in which linear algebra is now essential: computer science, engineering, mathematics, physics, and quantitative analysis. Revised coverage includes new problems relevant to computer science and a revised chapter on linear equations.
Symmetry algebras in Chern-Simons theories with boundary: canonical approach
I consider the classical Kac-Moody algebra and Virasoro algebra in Chern-Simons theory with boundary within Dirac's canonical method and Noether's procedure. It is shown that the usual (bulk) Gauss law constraint becomes a second-class constraint because of the boundary effect. From this fact, the Dirac bracket can be constructed explicitly without introducing additional gauge conditions and the classical Kac-Moody and Virasoro algebras are obtained within the usual Dirac method. The equivalence to the symplectic reduction method is presented and the connection to the Banados' work is clarified. Also the generalization to the Yang-Mills-Chern-Simons theory is considered where the diffeomorphism symmetry is broken by the (three-dimensional) Yang-Mills term. In this case, the same Kac-Moody algebras are obtained although the two theories are sharply different in the canonical structures. Both models realize the holography principle explicitly and the pure CS theory reveals the correspondence of the Chern-Simons theory with boundary/conformal field theory, which is more fundamental and generalizes the conjectured anti-de Sitter/conformal field theory correspondence
Matrix Representation of Renormalization in Perturbative Quantum Field Theory
Ebrahimi-Fard, K.; Guo, L.
2005-01-01
We formulate the Hopf algebraic approach of Connes and Kreimer to renormalization in perturbative quantum field theory using triangular matrix representation. We give a Rota-Baxter anti-homomorphism from general regularized functionals on the Feynman graph Hopf algebra to triangular matrices with entries in a Rota-Baxter algebra. For characters mapping to the group of unipotent triangular matrices we derive the algebraic Birkhoff decomposition for matrices using Spitzer's identity. This simpl...
Twining characters and Picard groups in rational conformal field theory
Fuchs, Jurgen; Runkel, Ingo; Schweigert, Christoph
2006-01-01
Picard groups of tensor categories play an important role in rational conformal field theory. The Picard group of the representation category C of a rational vertex algebra can be used to construct examples of (symmetric special) Frobenius algebras in C. Such an algebra A encodes all data needed to ensure the existence of correlators of a local conformal field theory. The Picard group of the category of A-bimodules has a physical interpretation, too: it describes internal symmetries of the co...
Yang-Baxter algebras, integrable theories and Bethe Ansatz
This paper presents the Yang-Baxter algebras (YBA) in a general framework stressing their power to exactly solve the lattice models associated to them. The algebraic Behe Ansatz is developed as an eigenvector construction based on the YBA. The six-vertex model solution is given explicitly. The generalization of YB algebras to face language is considered. The algebraic BA for the SOS model of Andrews, Baxter and Forrester is described using these face YB algebras. It is explained how these lattice models yield both solvable massive QFT and conformal models in appropriated scaling (continuous) limits within the lattice light-cone approach. This approach permit to define and solve rigorously massive QFT as an appropriate continuum limit of gapless vertex models. The deep links between the YBA and Lie algebras are analyzed including the quantum groups that underlay the trigonometric/hyperbolic YBA. Braid and quantum groups are derived from trigonometric/hyperbolic YBA in the limit of infinite spectral parameter. To conclude, some recent developments in the domain of integrable theories are summarized
Subhash J Bhatt
2006-05-01
Given an -tempered strongly continuous action of $\\mathbb{R}$ by continuous $∗$-automorphisms of a Frechet $∗$-algebra , it is shown that the enveloping -*-algebra $E(S(\\mathbb{R},A^∞,))$ of the smooth Schwartz crossed product $S(\\mathbb{R},A^∞,)$ of the Frechet algebra $A^∞$ of $C^∞$-elements of is isomorphic to the -*-crossed product $C^∗(\\mathbb{R}, E(A), )$ of the enveloping -*-algebra () of by the induced action. When is a hermitian $\\mathcal{Q}$-algebra, one gets -theory isomorphism $R K_∗(S(\\mathbb{R},A^∞,))=K_∗(C^∗(\\mathbb{R}, E(A),)$ for the representable -theory of Frechet algebras. An application to the differential structure of a *-algebra defined by densely defined differential seminorms is given.
Spin structures on algebraic curves and their applications in string theories
The free fields on a Riemann surface carrying spin structures live on an unramified r-covering of the surface itself. When the surface is represented as an algebraic curve related to the vanishing of the Weierstrass polynomial, its r-coverings are algebraic curves as well. We construct explicitly the Weierstrass polynomial associated to the r-coverings of an algebraic curve. Using standard techniques of algebraic geometry it is then possible to solve the inverse Jacobi problem for the odd spin structures. As an application we derive the partition functions of bosonic string theories in many examples, including two general curves of genus three and four. The partition functions are explicitly expressed in terms of branch points apart from a factor which is essentially a theta constant. 53 refs., 4 figs. (Author)
Chiral algebra of Argyres-Douglas theory from M5 brane
Xie, Dan; Yau, Shing-Tung
2016-01-01
We study chiral algebras associated with Argyres-Douglas theories engineered from M5 brane. For the theory engineered using 6d $(2,0)$ type $J$ theory on a sphere with a single irregular singularity (without mass parameter), its chiral algebra is the minimal model of W algebra of $J$ type. For the theory engineered using an irregular singularity and a regular full singularity, its chiral algebra is the affine Kac-Moody algebra of $J$ type. We can obtain the Schur index of these theories by computing the vacua character of the corresponding chiral algebra.
The exchange algebra for Liouville field on Riemann surfaces with h>1 genus
We consider in this paper the classical Liouville field theory on the Riemann surface with h>1 genus. In terms of the uniformization theorem of Riemann surface, we show explicitly the classical exchange algebra (CEA) for the chiral components of the solution of the Liouville equation. We find that this classical exchange algebra is just the same as that on a Riemann sphere with 2h punctures. (author). 11 refs
Meromorphic c=24 Conformal Field Theories
Schellekens, Adrian Norbert
1993-01-01
Modular invariant conformal field theories with just one primary field and central charge $c=24$ are considered. It has been shown previously that if the chiral algebra of such a theory contains spin-1 currents, it is either the Leech lattice CFT, or it contains a Kac-Moody sub-algebra with total central charge 24. In this paper all meromorphic modular invariant combinations of the allowed Kac-Moody combinations are obtained. The result suggests the existence of 71 meromorphic $c=24$ theories, including the 41 that were already known.
Lattices of Annihilators in Commutative Algebras Over Fields
Jastrzebska M.
2015-12-01
Full Text Available Let K be any field and L be any lattice. In this note we show that L is a sublattice of annihilators in an associative and commutative K-algebra. If L is finite, then our algebra will be finite dimensional over K.
Coadjoint orbits and conformal field theory
This thesis is primarily a study of certain aspects of the geometric and algebraic structure of coadjoint orbit representations of infinite-dimensional Lie groups. The goal of this work is to use coadjoint orbit representations to construct conformal field theories, in a fashion analogous to the free-field constructions of conformal field theories. The new results which are presented in this thesis are as follows: First, an explicit set of formulae are derived giving an algebraic realization of coadjoint orbit representations in terms of differential operators acting on a polynomial Fock space. These representations are equivalent to dual Verma module representations. Next, intertwiners are explicitly constructed which allow the construction of resolutions for irreducible representations using these Fock space realizations. Finally, vertex operators between these irreducible representations are explicitly constructed as chain maps between the resolutions; these vertex operators allow the construction of rational conformal field theories according to an algebraic prescription
On representation theory of affine Hecke algebras of type B
Miemietz, Vanessa
2007-01-01
Ariki's and Grojnowski's approach to the representation theory of affine Hecke algebras of type $A$ is applied to type $B$ with unequal parameters to obtain -- under certain restrictions on the eigenvalues of the lattice operators -- analogous multiplicity-one results and a classification of irreducibles with partial branching rules as in type $A$.
Gauge Theories on Open Lie Algebra Non-Commutative Spaces
Agarwal, A
2003-01-01
It is shown that non-commutative spaces, which are quotients of associative algebras by ideals generated by non-linear relations of a particular type, admit extremely simple formulae for deformed or star products. Explicit construction of these star products is carried out. Quantum gauge theories are formulated on these spaces, and the Seiberg-Witten map is worked out in detail.
Gauge Theories on Open Lie Algebra Non-Commutative Spaces
A. Agarwal; Akant, L.
2002-01-01
It is shown that non-commutative spaces, which are quotients of associative algebras by ideals generated by non-linear relations of a particular type, admit extremely simple formulae for deformed or star products. Explicit construction of these star products is carried out. Quantum gauge theories are formulated on these spaces, and the Seiberg-Witten map is worked out in detail.
Partial Fractions in Calculus, Number Theory, and Algebra
Yackel, C. A.; Denny, J. K.
2007-01-01
This paper explores the development of the method of partial fraction decomposition from elementary number theory through calculus to its abstraction in modern algebra. This unusual perspective makes the topic accessible and relevant to readers from high school through seasoned calculus instructors.
Algebraic K-theory of discrete subgroups of Lie groups.
Farrell, F T; Jones, L E
1987-05-01
Let G be a Lie group (with finitely many connected components) and Gamma be a discrete, cocompact, torsion-free subgroup of G. We rationally calculate the algebraic K-theory of the integral group ring ZGamma in terms of the homology of Gamma with trivial rational coefficients. PMID:16593834
Algebra of formal vector fields on the line and Buchstaber's conjecture
Millionschikov, Dmitri
2008-01-01
Let L_1 denotes the Lie algebra of formal vector fields on the line which vanish at the origin together with their first derivatives. Buchstaber and Shokurov have shown that the universal enveloping algebra U(L_1) is isomorphic to the tensor product of the Landweber-Novikov algebra S in complex cobordism theory by reals. The cohomology H*(L_1) has trivial multiplication. Buchstaber conjectured that H*(L_1) is generated with respect to non-trivial Massey products by H^1(L_1). Feigin, Fuchs and...
Guerra, Francesco
2005-01-01
A coincise review about Euclidean (Quantum) Field Theory is presented. It deals with the general structural properties, the connections with Quantum Field Theory, the exploitation in Constructive Quantum Field Theory, and the physical interpretation.
Mean-Field Dynamical Semigroups on C*-ALGEBRAS
Duffield, N. G.; Werner, R. F.
We study a notion of the mean-field limit of a sequence of dynamical semigroups on the n-fold tensor products of a C*-algebra { A} with itself. In analogy with the theory of semigroups on Banach spaces we give abstract conditions for the existence of these limits. These conditions are verified in the case of semigroups whose generators are determined by the successive resymmetrizations of a fixed operator, as well as generators which can be approximated by generators of this type. This includes the time evolutions of the mean-field versions of quantum lattice systems. In these cases the limiting dynamical semigroup is given by a continuous flow on the state space of { A}. For a class of such flows we show stability by constructing a Liapunov function. We also give examples where the limiting evolution is given by a diffusion, rather than a flow on the state space of { A}.
The Nonlinear Field Space Theory
Mielczarek, Jakub; Trześniewski, Tomasz
2016-08-01
In recent years the idea that not only the configuration space of particles, i.e. spacetime, but also the corresponding momentum space may have nontrivial geometry has attracted significant attention, especially in the context of quantum gravity. The aim of this letter is to extend this concept to the domain of field theories, by introducing field spaces (i.e. phase spaces of field values) that are not affine spaces. After discussing the motivation and general aspects of our approach we present a detailed analysis of the prototype (quantum) Nonlinear Field Space Theory of a scalar field on the Minkowski background. We show that the nonlinear structure of a field space leads to numerous interesting predictions, including: non-locality, generalization of the uncertainty relations, algebra deformations, constraining of the maximal occupation number, shifting of the vacuum energy and renormalization of the charge and speed of propagation of field excitations. Furthermore, a compact field space is a natural way to implement the "Principle of finiteness" of physical theories, which once motivated the Born-Infeld theory. Thus the presented framework has a variety of potential applications in the theories of fundamental interactions (e.g. quantum gravity), as well as in condensed matter physics (e.g. continuous spin chains), and can shed new light on the issue of divergences in quantum field theories.
Clifford Algebras in relativistic quantum mechanics and in the gauge theory of electromagnetism
A Clifford Algebra is an algebra associated with a finite-dimensional vector space and a symmetric form on that space. It contains a multiplicative subgroup, the group of spinors, which is related to the group of orthogonal transformations of the vector space. This group may act on the algebra via multiplication on the left or right, or by the adjoint action. First, the author considers the problem of classifying the orbits of these actions in the algebras C(3,1) and C(3,2). For a ceratin subclass of orbit this problem is completely solved and the isotropy groups for elements in these orbits are determined. After writing the Dirac and Maxwell equations in terms of Clifford Albebras, the author shows how a classification of the solutions to these equations is related to the orbit and isotropy group calculations. Finally, he shows how Clifford algebras may be used to define spinor and r-vector fields on manifolds, gradients of such fields, and other more familiar concepts from differential geometry. The end result is that the calculations for C(3,1) and C(3,2) may be applied to fields on space-time and on the five-dimensional space of the gauge theory of electromagnetism, respectively. This gauge theory also allows us to relate Einstein's equations for free space to Maxwell's equations in a natural manner
Infinite Conformal Algebras in Supersymmetric Theories on Four Manifolds
Johansen, Andrei
1994-01-01
We study a supersymmetric theory twisted on a K\\"ahler four manifold $M=\\Sigma_1 \\times \\Sigma_2 ,$ where $\\Sigma_{1,2}$ are 2D Riemann surfaces. We demonstrate that it possesses a "left-moving" conformal stress tensor on $\\Sigma_1$ ($\\Sigma_2$) in a BRST cohomology, which generates the Virasoro algebra with the conventional commutation relations. The central charge of the Virasoro algebra has a purely geometric origin and is proportional to the Euler characteristic $\\c$ of the $\\Sigma_2$ ($\\...
Unified theories for quarks and leptons based on Clifford algebras
The general standpoint is presented that unified theories arise from gauging of Clifford algebras describing the internal degrees of freedom (charge, color, generation, spin) of the fundamental fermions. The general formalism is presented and the ensuing theories for color and charge (with extension to N colors), and for generations, are discussed. The possibility of further including the spin is discussed, also in connection with generations. (orig.)
Exceptional supergravity theories, Jordan algebras and the magic square
The Jordan formulation of quantum mechanics is equivalent to the ordinary Hilbert space formulation a la Dirac. The only exception being the Jordan algebra J/sub 3//sup 0/ of 3 x 3 hermitian octonionic matrices. The main motivation of Jordan in trying to generalize the algebraic framework of quantum mechanics was to be able to explain the new ''relativistic and nuclear phenomena'' that were observed at the time. In particular they had the β-decay phenomenon in mind. The unique possible generalization they found was considered to be ''too narrow for the generalization hoped for.'' Remarkably enough, fifty years after the work of JNW the exceptional Jordan algebra J/sub 3//sup 0/ has re-entered Physics in the framework of theories that attempt to unify all interactions. The authors refer to the exceptional supergravity theory. This theory or an extension thereof could provide us with a unique framework for a realistic unification of all interactions including gravity. If this is indeed the case then the early verdict of JNW on the exceptional Jordan algebra will have to be overturned and it will have its unique place in Physics as it has in Mathematics
Algebraic Graph Theory (a short course for postgraduate students and researchers)
Shokrollahi, Arman
2008-01-01
Algebraic graph theory is the branch of mathematics that studies graphs by using algebraic properties of associated matrices. More in particular, spectral graph theory studies the relation between graph properties and the spectrum of the adjacency matrix or Laplace matrix. And the theory of association schemes and coherent configurations studies the algebra generated by associated matrices.
Algebraic formulation of the operatorial perturbation theory; 2, applications
Espinosa-Müller, A W
1996-01-01
The algebraic approach to operator perturbation method has been applied to two quantum--mechanical systems ``The Stark Effect in the Harmonic Oscillator'' and ``The Generalized Zeeman Effect''. To that end, two realizations of the superoperators involved in the formalism have been carried out. The first of them has been based on the Heisenberg--Dirac algebra of \\hat{a}^\\dagger, \\hat{a}, \\hat{1} operators, the second one has been based in the angular momemtum algebra of \\hat{L}_+, \\hat{L}_- and \\hat{L}_0 operators. The successful results achieved in predicting the discrete spectra of both systems have put in evidence the reliability and accuracy of the theory.
Division Algebras, Supersymmetry and Higher Gauge Theory
Huerta, John
2011-01-01
From the four normed division algebras--the real numbers, complex numbers, quaternions and octonions, of dimension k=1, 2, 4 and 8, respectively--a systematic procedure gives a 3-cocycle on the Poincare superalgebra in dimensions k+2=3, 4, 6 and 10, and a 4-cocycle on the Poincare superalgebra in dimensions k+3=4, 5, 7 and 11. The existence of these cocycles follow from spinor identities that hold only in these dimensions, and which are closely related to the existence of the superstring in dimensions k+2, and the super-2-brane in dimensions k+3. In general, an (n+1)-cocycle on a Lie superalgebra yields a `Lie n-superalgebra': that is, roughly, an n-term chain complex equipped with a bracket satisfying the axioms of a Lie superalgebra up to chain homotopy. We thus obtain Lie 2-superalgebras extending the Poincare superalgebra in dimensions k+2, and Lie 3-superalgebras extending the Poincare superalgebra in dimensions k+3. We present evidence, based on the work of Sati, Schreiber and Stasheff, that these Lie n...
Tame Class Field Theory for Global Function Fields
Hess, Florian; Massierer, Maike
2016-01-01
We give a function field specific, algebraic proof of the main results of class field theory for abelian extensions of degree coprime to the characteristic. By adapting some methods known for number fields and combining them in a new way, we obtain a different and much simplified proof, which builds directly on a standard basic knowledge of the theory of function fields. Our methods are explicit and constructive and thus relevant for algorithmic applications. We use generalized forms of the T...
Conformal Field Theories: From Old to New
de Boer, Jan; Halpern, M. B.
1998-01-01
In a short review of recent work, we discuss the general problem of constructing the actions of new conformal field theories from old conformal field theories. Such a construction follows when the old conformal field theory admits new conformal stress tensors in its chiral algebra, and it turns out that the new conformal field theory is generically a new spin-two gauge theory. As an example we discuss the new spin-two gauged sigma models which arise in this fashion from the general conformal ...
Picard groups in rational conformal field theory
Fröhlich, J.; Fuchs, J.; Runkel, I.; Schweigert, C.
2005-01-01
Algebra and representation theory in modular tensor categories can be combined with tools from topological field theory to obtain a deeper understanding of rational conformal field theories in two dimensions: It allows us to establish the existence of sets of consistent correlation functions, to demonstrate some of their properties in a model-independent manner, and to derive explicit expressions for OPE coefficients and coefficients of partition functions in terms of invariants of links in t...
Currents in supersymmetric field theories
Derendinger, Jean-Pierre
2016-01-01
A general formalism to construct and improve supercurrents and source or anomaly superfields in two-derivative N=1 supersymmetric theories is presented. It includes arbitrary gauge and chiral superfields and a linear superfield coupled to gauge fields. These families of supercurrent structures are characterized by their energy-momentum tensors and R currents and they display a specific relation to the dilatation current of the theory. The linear superfield is introduced in order to describe the gauge coupling as a background (or propagating) field. Supersymmetry does not constrain the dependence on this gauge coupling field of gauge kinetic terms and holomorphicity restrictions are absent. Applying these results to an effective (Wilson) description of super-Yang-Mills theory, matching or cancellation of anomalies leads to an algebraic derivation of the all-order NSVZ beta function.
Clifford algebras and the quantization of the free Dirac field
In this paper we study the Clifford algebra of the Minkowski space and prove that any of its irreducible representations carries a canonical representation of a cover group of the Lorentz group, a canonical sesquilinear hermitian form, a canonical conjugation and a canonical antilinear operator called the charge conjugation. We also consider the problem of the quantization of the free Dirac field, in connection with the infinite dimensional Clifford algebra associated to the space of classical fields. (Author)