Letters in Mathematical Physics

, Volume 2, Issue 3, pp 247–252

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

Authors

  • A. S. Schwarz
    • Dept. of Theoretical PhysicsMoscow Institute of Physical Engineering
Article

DOI: 10.1007/BF00406412

Cite this article as:
Schwarz, A.S. Letters in Mathematical Physics (1978) 2: 247. doi:10.1007/BF00406412

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.

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