Supermanifolds

Theory and Applications

Author: Alice Rogers

Publisher: World Scientific

ISBN: 9812708855

Category: Mathematics

Page: 251

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This book aims to fill the gap in the available literature on supermanifolds, describing the different approaches to supermanifolds together with various applications to physics, including some which rely on the more mathematical aspects of supermanifold theory. The first part of the book contains a full introduction to the theory of supermanifolds, comparing and contrasting the different approaches that exist. Topics covered include tensors on supermanifolds, super fibre bundles, super Lie groups and integration theory. Later chapters emphasise applications, including the superspace approach to supersymmetric theories, super Riemann surfaces and the spinning string, path integration on supermanifolds and BRST quantization.

Supermanifolds

Author: Bryce DeWitt

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521423779

Category: Science

Page: 407

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This updated and expanded second edition of an established text presents a detailed exposition of the modern theory of supermanifolds, including a rigorous account of the superanalogs of all the basic structures of ordinary manifold theory.

Geometric Integration Theory on Supermanifolds

Author: T. Voronov

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 9783718651993

Category: Mathematics

Page: 138

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The author presents the first detailed and original account of his theory of forms on supermanifolds-a correct and non-trivial analogue of Cartan-de Rham theory based on new concepts. The paper develops the apparatus of supermanifold differential topology necessary for the integration theory. A key feature is the identification of a class of proper morphisms intimately connected with Berezin integration, which are of fundamental importance in various problems. The work also contains a condensed introduction to superanalysis and supermanifolds, free from algebraic formalism, which sets out afresh such challenging problems as the Berezin intgegral on a bounded domain.

The Geometry of Supermanifolds

Author: C. Bartocci,U. Bruzzo,Daniel Hernández-Ruipérez

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9401135045

Category: Mathematics

Page: 242

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Supermanifolds and Supergroups

Basic Theory

Author: Gijs M. Tuynman

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 1402022972

Category: Mathematics

Page: 416

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Supermanifolds and Supergroups explains the basic ingredients of super manifolds and super Lie groups. It starts with super linear algebra and follows with a treatment of super smooth functions and the basic definition of a super manifold. When discussing the tangent bundle, integration of vector fields is treated as well as the machinery of differential forms. For super Lie groups the standard results are shown, including the construction of a super Lie group for any super Lie algebra. The last chapter is entirely devoted to super connections. The book requires standard undergraduate knowledge on super differential geometry and super Lie groups.

Complex Differential Geometry and Supermanifolds in Strings and Fields

Proceedings of the Seventh Scheveningen Conference, Scheveningen, The Netherlands, August 23–28, 1987

Author: Petrus J.M. Bongaarts,R. Martini

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9783662136966

Category: Science

Page: 254

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This volume deals with one of the most active fields of research in mathematical physics: the use of geometric and topological methods in field theory. The emphasis in these proceedings is on complex differential geometry, in particular on Kähler manifolds, supermanifolds, and graded manifolds. From the point of view of physics the main topics were field theory, string theory and problems from elementary particle theory involving supersymmetry. The lectures show a remarkable unity of approach and are considerably related to each other. They should be of great value to researchers and graduate students.

Geometry in Partial Differential Equations

Author: Agostino Prastaro,Themistocles M. Rassias

Publisher: World Scientific

ISBN: 9789810214074

Category: Mathematics

Page: 465

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This book emphasizes the interdisciplinary interaction in problems involving geometry and partial differential equations. It provides an attempt to follow certain threads that interconnect various approaches in the geometric applications and influence of partial differential equations. A few such approaches include: Morse-Palais-Smale theory in global variational calculus, general methods to obtain conservation laws for PDEs, structural investigation for the understanding of the meaning of quantum geometry in PDEs, extensions to super PDEs (formulated in the category of supermanifolds) of the geometrical methods just introduced for PDEs and the harmonic theory which proved to be very important especially after the appearance of the Atiyah-Singer index theorem, which provides a link between geometry and topology.

Feynman Motives

Author: Matilde Marcolli

Publisher: World Scientific

ISBN: 9814271217

Category: Science

Page: 220

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This book presents recent and ongoing research work aimed at understanding the mysterious relation between the computations of Feynman integrals in perturbative quantum field theory and the theory of motives of algebraic varieties and their periods. One of the main questions in the field is understanding when the residues of Feynman integrals in perturbative quantum field theory evaluate to periods of mixed Tate motives. The question originates from the occurrence of multiple zeta values in Feynman integrals calculations observed by Broadhurst and Kreimer. Two different approaches to the subject are described. The first, a OC bottom-upOCO approach, constructs explicit algebraic varieties and periods from Feynman graphs and parametric Feynman integrals. This approach, which grew out of work of BlochOCoEsnaultOCoKreimer and was more recently developed in joint work of Paolo Aluffi and the author, leads to algebro-geometric and motivic versions of the Feynman rules of quantum field theory and concentrates on explicit constructions of motives and classes in the Grothendieck ring of varieties associated to Feynman integrals. While the varieties obtained in this way can be arbitrarily complicated as motives, the part of the cohomology that is involved in the Feynman integral computation might still be of the special mixed Tate kind. A second, OC top-downOCO approach to the problem, developed in the work of Alain Connes and the author, consists of comparing a Tannakian category constructed out of the data of renormalization of perturbative scalar field theories, obtained in the form of a RiemannOCoHilbert correspondence, with Tannakian categories of mixed Tate motives. The book draws connections between these two approaches and gives an overview of other ongoing directions of research in the field, outlining the many connections of perturbative quantum field theory and renormalization to motives, singularity theory, Hodge structures, arithmetic geometry, supermanifolds, algebraic and non-commutative geometry. The text is aimed at researchers in mathematical physics, high energy physics, number theory and algebraic geometry. Partly based on lecture notes for a graduate course given by the author at Caltech in the fall of 2008, it can also be used by graduate students interested in working in this area. Sample Chapter(s). Chapter 1: Perturbative quantum field theory and Feynman diagrams (350 KB). Contents: Perturbative Quantum Field Theory and Feynman Diagrams; Motives and Periods; Feynman Integrals and Algebraic Varieties; Feynman Integrals and GelfandOCoLeray Forms; ConnesOCoKreimer Theory in a Nutshell; The RiemannOCoHilbert Correspondence; The Geometry of DimReg; Renormalization, Singularities, and Hodge Structures; Beyond Scalar Theories. Readership: Graduate students and researchers in mathematical physics and theoretical physics.

String-Math 2013

Author: Ron Donagi, Michael R. Douglas,Ljudmila Kamenova,Martin Rocek

Publisher: American Mathematical Soc.

ISBN: 1470410516

Category: Mathematics

Page: 370

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This volume contains the proceedings of the conference `String-Math 2013' which was held June 17-21, 2013 at the Simons Center for Geometry and Physics at Stony Brook University. This was the third in a series of annual meetings devoted to the interface of mathematics and string theory. Topics include the latest developments in supersymmetric and topological field theory, localization techniques, the mathematics of quantum field theory, superstring compactification and duality, scattering amplitudes and their relation to Hodge theory, mirror symmetry and two-dimensional conformal field theory, and many more. This book will be important reading for researchers and students in the area, and for all mathematicians and string theorists who want to update themselves on developments in the math-string interface.

Symmetry in Mathematics and Physics

Conference in Honor of V.S. Varadarajan's Birthday, January 18-20, 2008, University of California, Los Angeles, California

Author: Donald G. Babbitt,Vyjayanthi Chari,Rita Fioresi

Publisher: American Mathematical Soc.

ISBN: 0821847317

Category: Science

Page: 250

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The articles in this volume mainly grew out of talks given at a Conference held at UCLA in January 2008, which honored V. S. Varadarajan on his 70th birthday. The main theme of the Conference was symmetry in mathematics and physics, areas of mathematics and mathematical physics in which Varadarajan has made significant contributions during the past 50 years. Very early in his career he also worked and made significant contributions in the areas of probability and the foundations of quantum mechanics. Topics covered by the articles in this volume are probability, quantum mechanics, symmetry (broadly interpreted in mathematics and physics), finite and infinite dimensional Lie groups and Lie algebras and their representations, super Lie groups and supergeometry (relatively new but active and important fields at the interface between mathematics and physics), and supersymmetry. The latter topic takes on a special importance since one of the first experiments at the Large Hadron Collider at CERN will be a test of whether supersymmetry exists in the world of elementary particles. A reprint of an exposition of supersymmetry by one of its founders, B. Zumino, appears in this volume.