Mathematical Theory of Feynman Path Integrals

An Introduction

  • Sergio A. Albeverio
  • Raphael J. Høegh-Krohn
  • Sonia Mazzucchi
Part of the Lecture Notes in Mathematics book series (LNM, volume 523)

About this book

Introduction

Feynman path integrals, suggested heuristically by Feynman in the 40s, have become the basis of much of contemporary physics, from non-relativistic quantum mechanics to quantum fields, including gauge fields, gravitation, cosmology. Recently ideas based on Feynman path integrals have also played an important role in areas of mathematics like low-dimensional topology and differential geometry, algebraic geometry, infinite-dimensional analysis and geometry, and number theory.

The 2nd edition of LNM 523 is based on the two first authors' mathematical approach of this theory presented in its 1st edition in 1976. To take care of the many developments since then, an entire new chapter on the current forefront of research has been added. Except for this new chapter and the correction of a few misprints, the basic material and presentation of the first edition has been maintained. At the end of each chapter the reader will also find notes with further bibliographical information.

Keywords

(infinite dimensional) oscillatory integrals Feynman path integrals Potential calculus geometry mechanics number theory quantum mechanics quantum theory of fields semiclassical asymptotic expansions

Authors and affiliations

  • Sergio A. Albeverio
    • 1
  • Raphael J. Høegh-Krohn
    • 2
  • Sonia Mazzucchi
    • 3
  1. 1.Department of MathematicsUniversity of Bonn53115Germany
  2. 2.University of OsloNorway
  3. 3.Department of MathematicsUniversity of Trento38050Italy

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-540-76956-9
  • Copyright Information Springer Berlin Heidelberg 2008
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Mathematics and Statistics
  • Print ISBN 978-3-540-76954-5
  • Online ISBN 978-3-540-76956-9
  • Series Print ISSN 0075-8434