Release on 1995-03-07 | by T S Biró,S G Matinyan,B Müller
Author: T S Biró,S G Matinyan,B Müller
Pubpsher: World Scientific
This book introduces a rapidly growing new research area — the study of dynamical properties of elementary fields. The methods used in this field range from algebraic topology to parallel computer programming. The main aim of this research is to understand the behavior of elementary particles and fields under extreme circumstances, first of all at high temperature and energy density generated in the largest accelerators of the world and supposed to be present in the early evolution of our Universe shortly after the Big Bang. In particular, chaos is rediscovered in a new appearance in these studies: in gauge theories the well-known divergence of initially adjacent phase space trajectories leads over into a quasi-thermal distribution of energy with a saturated average distance of different field configurations. This particular behavior is due to the compactness of the gauge group. Generally this book is divided into two main parts: the first part mainly deals with the “classical” discovery of chaos in gauge field theory while the second part presents methods and research achievements in recent years. One chapter is devoted entirely to the presentation and discussion of computational problems. The major theme, returning again and again throughout the book, is of course the phenomenon with a thousand faces — chaos itself. This book is intended to be a research book which introduces the reader to a new research field, presenting the basic new ideas in detail but just briefly touching on the problems of other related fields, like perturbative or lattice gauge theory, or dissipative chaos. The terminology of these related fields are, however, used. Exercises are also included in this book. They deepen the reader's understanding of special issues and at the same time offer more information on related problems. For the convenience of the fast reader, solutions are presented right after the problems. Contents:IntroductionChaotic DynamicsChaos in Gauge TheoryTopological Field TheoriesLattice Gauge TheoryHamiltonian Lattice Gauge TheoryComputing SU(2) Gauge TheoryChaos in Lattice Gauge TheoryApplications and ExtensionsBeyond the Classical TheoryChaos and Confinement Readership: Nonlinear scientists, high energy physicists, mathematicians and engineers. keywords:Non-Abelian Gauge Fields;Periodic Orbits;Lyapunov Exponents;Classical and Quantum YangâMills Mechanics;Higgs Mechanism;Self-Thermalization via Chaos;Chaos and Confinement;Quark-Gluon Plasma;Lattice Gauge Theory;Monte Carlo Methods;Physics;Field Theory;Chaos;Gauge;Lattice;Thermalization;Entropy;Computing “This book is a good place to approach the research area of chaos applied to gauge field theories.” Mathematical Reviews
- Wherever possible simple examples, which illustrate the main ideas, are provided before embarking on the actual discussion of the problem of interest - The book introduces the readers to problems of great current interest, like instantons, calorons, vortices, magnetic monopoles - QCD at finite temperature is discussed at great length, both in perturbation theory and in Monte Carlo simulations - The book contains many figures showing numerical results of pioneering work
Release on 2003 | by Nikos G. Antoniou,Fotis K. Diakonos,Christos Nicolas Ktorides
Proceedings of the 10th International Workshop on Multiparticle Production, Crete, Greece, 8-15 June 2002
Author: Nikos G. Antoniou,Fotis K. Diakonos,Christos Nicolas Ktorides
Pubpsher: World Scientific
This book contains a wide spectrum of articles which report the current research progress in topics concerning the dynamics of multiparticle production in high energy collision processes, with emphasis on nonperturbative aspects of QCD. The topics covered are: the phase diagram of QCD and related transitions; correlations and fluctuations in a variety of experiments involving multiparticle production (e+e- annihilation, pp collisions and heavy ion collisions); recent theoretical and experimental developments in interferometry and particle correlations; event-by-event fluctuations in high energy experiments; concepts of chaos and complexity in multiparticle dynamics and related phenomenology; relevant theoretical ideas based on QCD as a field theory.
This monograph distills material prepared by the author for class lectures, conferences and research seminars. It fills in a much-felt gap between the older and original work by Feynman and Hibbs and the more recent and advanced volume by Schulman. After presenting an elementary account on the Wiener path integral as applied to Brownian motion, the author progresses on to the statistics of polymers and polymer entanglements. The next three chapters provide an introduction to quantum statistical physics with emphasis on the conceptual understanding of many-variable systems. A chapter on the renormalization group provides material for starting on research work. The final chapter contains an over view of the role of path integrals in recent developments in physics. A good bibliography is provided for each chapter.
Release on 1997-04-01 | by Fried Herbert Martin,Muller Berndt
Author: Fried Herbert Martin,Muller Berndt
Pubpsher: World Scientific
During the week of 3-8 June 1996, approximately 83 theoretical (and 2 experimental) physicists interested in the current problems of Quantum Chromodynamics (QCD) gathered at the American University of Paris, France, to present and discuss a total of 59 papers on Collisions, Confinement, and Chaos in QCD. Each of these three subfields filled at least two half-day sessions; and another four half-day sessions were devoted to miscellaneous and interesting papers on Quantum Field Theory (QFT), and especially on the proper construction of high-energy scattering amplitudes.
Proceedings of the 165th WE-Heraeus-Seminar Held at Physikzentrum Bad Honnef, Germany, 14–16 October 1996
Author: John W. Clark
The accomplishments and the available expertise of scientists working on spin systems, lattice gauge models, and quantum liquids and solids has culminated in an extraordinary opportunity for rapid and efficient development of realistic strategies and algorithms of ab initio theoretical analysis of conventional and exotic condensed-matter systems. This volume presents the latest results in the interdisciplinary field of lattice many-body systems. These include magnetism and phase transitions and lattice gauge problems in quantum field theory. Also treated are strongly correlated systems that help to unify many-body problems in solid-state physics, crystallography, and materials sciences and that helped their quantitative understanding.
This book is a monograph on chaos in dissipative systems written for those working in the physical sciences. Emphasis is on symbolic description of the dynamics and various characteristics of the attractors, and written from the view-point of practical applications without going into formal mathematical rigour. The author used elementary mathematics and calculus, and relied on physical intuition whenever possible. Substantial attention is paid to numerical techniques in the study of chaos. Part of the book is based on the publications of Chinese researchers, including those of the author's collaborators.
Release on 2001 | by Myron Wyn Evans,L. B. Crowell
Author: Myron Wyn Evans,L. B. Crowell
Pubpsher: World Scientific
It is well known that classical electrodynamics is riddled with internal inconsistencies springing from the fact that it is a linear, Abelian theory in which the potentials are unphysical. This volume offers a self-consistent hypothesis which removes some of these problems, as well as builds a framework on which linear and nonlinear optics are treated as a non-Abelian gauge field theory based on the emergence of the fundamental magnetizing field of radiation, the B(3) field. Contents: Interaction of Electromagnetic Radiation with One Fermion; The Field Equations of Classical O (3) b Electrodynamics; Origin of Electrodynamics in the General Theory of Gauge Fields; Nonlinear Propagation in O (3) b Electrodynamics: Solitons and Instantons; Physical Phase Effects in O (3) b Electrodynamics; Quantum Electrodynamics and the B (3) Field; Quantum Chaos, Topological Indices and Gauge Theories; Field Theory of O (3) b QED and Unification with Weak and Nuclear Interactions; Potential Applications of O (3) b QED; Duality and Fundamental Problems. Readership: Graduate and undergraduates in physics (electromagnetism), differential geometry & topology, electrical & electronic engineering, theoretical & physical chemistry, chaos and dynamical systems.
Release on 2005-01-03 | by Mikito Toda,Tamiki Komatsuzaki,Tetsuro Konishi,Stuart A. Rice,R. Stephen Berry
Applications to Chemical Reaction Dynamics in Complex Systems
Author: Mikito Toda,Tamiki Komatsuzaki,Tetsuro Konishi,Stuart A. Rice,R. Stephen Berry
Pubpsher: John Wiley & Sons
This series provides the chemical physics field with a forum for critical, authoritative evaluations of advances in every area of the discipline. Volume 130 in the series continues to report recent advances with significant, up-to-date chapters by internationally recognized researchers.
Proceedings of the 24th Johns Hopkins Workshop, Bolyai College, Budapest, Hungary, 19-21 August 2000
Author: Z. Horv th,L. Palla
Pubpsher: World Scientific
Contents: Conformal Boundary Conditions OCo and What They Teach Us (V B Petkova & J-B Zuber); A Physical Basis for the Entropy of the AdS 3 Black Hole (S Fernando & F Mansouri); Spinon Formulation of the Kondo Problem (A Klmper & J R Reyes-Martinez); Boundary Integrable Quantum Field Theories (P Dorey); Finite Size Effects in Integrable Quantum Field Theories (F Ravanini); Nonperturbative Analysis of the Two-Frequency Sine-Gordon Model (Z Bajnok et al.); Screening in Hot SU(2) Gauge Theory and Propagators in 3D Adjoint Higgs Model (A Cucchieri et al.); Effective Average Action in Statistical Physics and Quantum Field Theory (Ch Wetterich); Phase Transitions in Non-Hermitean Matrix Models and the OC Single RingOCO Theorem (J Feinberg et al.); Unraveling the Mystery of Flavor (A Falk); The Nahm Transformation on R 2 X T 2 (C Ford); A 2D Integrable Axion Model and Target Space Duality (P Forgics); Supersymmetric Ward Identities and Chiral Symmetry Breaking in SUSY QED (M L Walker); and other papers. Readership: Theoretical, mathematical and high energy physicists."