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Conformal Field Theory

  • Philippe Di Francesco
  • Pierre Mathieu
  • David Sénéchal

Part of the Graduate Texts in Contemporary Physics book series (GTCP)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxi
  2. Introduction

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Philippe Di Francesco, Pierre Mathieu, David Sénéchal
      Pages 3-14
    3. Philippe Di Francesco, Pierre Mathieu, David Sénéchal
      Pages 15-59
    4. Philippe Di Francesco, Pierre Mathieu, David Sénéchal
      Pages 60-92
  3. Fundamentals

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 93-93
    2. Philippe Di Francesco, Pierre Mathieu, David Sénéchal
      Pages 95-110
    3. Philippe Di Francesco, Pierre Mathieu, David Sénéchal
      Pages 111-149
    4. Philippe Di Francesco, Pierre Mathieu, David Sénéchal
      Pages 150-199
    5. Philippe Di Francesco, Pierre Mathieu, David Sénéchal
      Pages 200-238
    6. Philippe Di Francesco, Pierre Mathieu, David Sénéchal
      Pages 239-293
    7. Philippe Di Francesco, Pierre Mathieu, David Sénéchal
      Pages 294-334
    8. Philippe Di Francesco, Pierre Mathieu, David Sénéchal
      Pages 335-408
    9. Philippe Di Francesco, Pierre Mathieu, David Sénéchal
      Pages 409-438
    10. Philippe Di Francesco, Pierre Mathieu, David Sénéchal
      Pages 439-486
  4. Conformal Field Theories with Lie-Group Symmetry

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 487-487
    2. Philippe Di Francesco, Pierre Mathieu, David Sénéchal
      Pages 489-555
    3. Philippe Di Francesco, Pierre Mathieu, David Sénéchal
      Pages 556-616
    4. Philippe Di Francesco, Pierre Mathieu, David Sénéchal
      Pages 617-674
    5. Philippe Di Francesco, Pierre Mathieu, David Sénéchal
      Pages 675-718
    6. Philippe Di Francesco, Pierre Mathieu, David Sénéchal
      Pages 719-796
    7. Philippe Di Francesco, Pierre Mathieu, David Sénéchal
      Pages 797-859
  5. Back Matter
    Pages 861-890

About this book

Introduction

Filling an important gap in the literature, this comprehensive text develops conformal field theory from first principles. The treatment is self-contained, pedagogical, and exhaustive, and includes a great deal of background material on quantum field theory, statistical mechanics, Lie algebras and affine Lie algebras. The many exercises, with a wide spectrum of difficulty and subjects, complement and in many cases extend the text. The text is thus not only an excellent tool for classroom teaching but also for individual study. Intended primarily for graduate students and researchers in theoretical high-energy physics, mathematical physics, condensed matter theory, statistical physics, the book will also be of interest in other areas of theoretical physics and mathematics. It will prepare the reader for original research in this very active field of theoretical and mathematical physics.

Keywords

High-Energy Physics Theoretical physics algebra conformal field theory mathematical physics mathematics statistical physics

Authors and affiliations

  • Philippe Di Francesco
    • 1
  • Pierre Mathieu
    • 2
  • David Sénéchal
    • 3
  1. 1.Commissariat l’Énergie Atomique Centre d’Études de SaclayService de Physique ThéoriqueGif-sur-YvetteFrance
  2. 2.Département de PhysiqueUniversité LavalQuébecCanada
  3. 3.Département de PhysiqueUniversité de SherbrookeSherbrookeCanada

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-1-4612-2256-9
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag New York, Inc. 1997
  • Publisher Name Springer, New York, NY
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-1-4612-7475-9
  • Online ISBN 978-1-4612-2256-9
  • Series Print ISSN 0938-037X
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