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Common trends in mathematics and quantum field theories

Common trends in mathematics and quantum field theories

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Published by Progress of Theoretical Physics in Kyoto .
Written in English


Edition Notes

1990 Yukawa International Seminar.

Statementedited by T. Eguchi, T. Inami, T. Miwa.
SeriesProgress of theoretical physics -- no.102
ContributionsEguchi, T., Inami, T., Miwa, T.
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL20153619M

Scientific laws or laws of science are statements, based on repeated experiments or observations, that describe or predict a range of natural phenomena. The term law has diverse usage in many cases (approximate, accurate, broad, or narrow) across all fields of natural science (physics, chemistry, biology, Earth science).Laws are developed from data and can be further developed through. Euclidean field theory. But i am pretty new to the subject, so i would like to ask some basic questions. I know the form of the Poincare Algebra, but i have not found a book that explains which specific representations the generators (that obtain the commutation relations) have for the common scalar, spinor or vector field.


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Other then that, mathematical and physical maturity are assumed.From the mathematical point of view, quantum field theory involves several revolutions in structure just as, if not more, severe as the rev- olutionary change involved in the move from classical to quantum ñechanics.

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