Lattice Formulation of QCD

  • Kadir Utku Can
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In this chapter, we provide a detailed formulation of the lattice field theory in the context of QCD. Basic changes compared to the continuum formulation is introduced. Then, we formulate the Euclidean QCD action starting from a naive approach and improve it step-by-step until we have a suitable lattice action. We discuss the gauge and fermion sectors individually with their respective challenges and improvements. Steps of a typical application of the method are outlined in the closing of the chapter.


Lattice field theory Euclidean space-time Discrete action Fermion doubling Improvement program 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Strangeness Nuclear Physics Laboratory, Nishina CenterRIKENWakoJapan

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