Selected Topics in Gauge Theories by Walter DittrichSelected Topics in Gauge Theories by Walter Dittrich

Selected Topics in Gauge Theories

byWalter Dittrich, Martin Reuter

Paperback | January 1, 1986

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Title:Selected Topics in Gauge TheoriesFormat:PaperbackPublished:January 1, 1986Publisher:Springer Berlin HeidelbergLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:3540160647

ISBN - 13:9783540160649

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Table of Contents

Classical Yang-mills theory.- Path integral quantization of gauge theories.- Background field methods.- Instantons and ?-Vacua.- Schwinger model (QED)2.- Chiral anomaly in (QCD)2.- Fujikawa's path integral method.- Chiral anomaly in the Schwinger-Symanzik formalism.- Anomalous ward identities à la Wess-Zumino.- Topological aspects of the Wess-Zumino effective action.- Topological baryon number and the Skyrme model.- The Atiyah-Singer index theorem (for the Euclidean Dirac operator).- Chiral anomalies and differential geometry.- Effective gauge theory actions in (2n + 1) dimensions.- Chiral anomaly with gravitational background field.- Vacuum charge in 2n + 1 dimensions.