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Skip to main content Skip to table of contents. Advertisement Hide. Euclidean Quantum Gravity on Manifolds with Boundary. Front Matter Pages i-xiii.
Front Matter Pages The Role of Boundaries in Modern Physics.
This book is about: Gauge field theory;Quantum gauge theory;Electroweak theory ; a short introduction to the Monte Carlo integration method and its applications. .. Lecture notes for a Part III course "Black Holes" given in DAMTP, Cambridge. Supersymmetric quantum theory, non-commutative geometry, and gra.
Giampiero Esposito, Alexander Yu. Kamenshchik, Giuseppe Pollifrone. Pages Schwinger-DeWitt Asymptotic Expansion. Effective Action in Quantum Field Theory.
Covariant Quantization of Gauge Theories. The Zeta-Function. Boundary Conditions. Euclidean Maxwell Theory. Simple Supergravity. Euclidean Quantum Gravity. Back Matter Pages About this book Introduction This book reflects our own struggle to understand the semiclassical behaviour of quantized fields in the presence of boundaries.
Hence our book begins with a review of the physical and mathematical motivations for studying physical theories in the presence of boundaries, with emphasis on electrostatics, vacuum v Maxwell theory and quantum cosmology.The status and prospects of quantum non-local field theory. A critical review of the physical constraints on the form the non-locality can take is presented. Non-local charges in local quantum field theory. Non-local charges are studied in the general setting of local quantum field theory. It is shown, that these charges can be represented as polynomials in the incoming respectively outgoing fields with coefficients kernels which are subject to specific constraints. For the restricted class of models of a scalar, massive, self interacting particle in four dimensions, a more detailed analysis shows that all non-local charges of the generic type genus 2 are products of generators of the Poincare group. This analysis, which is based on the macroscopic causality properties of the S-matrix, seems to indicate that less trivial examples of non-local charges can only exist in two dimensions.
We then study the Feynman propagator in Minkowski space-time and in curved space-time. This is the content of Part I. Gravity Minkowski space manifold quantum field theory quantum mechanics relativity.