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Letters in Mathematical Physics

, Volume 2, Issue 3, pp 247-252

The partition function of degenerate quadratic functional and Ray-Singer invariants

  • A. S. SchwarzAffiliated withDept. of Theoretical Physics, Moscow Institute of Physical Engineering

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Abstract

The partition function of degenerate quadratic functional is defined and studied. It is shown that analytic torsion and similar invariants can be interpreted as partition functions of quadratic functionals.