Feynman Amplitudes, Periods and Motives


Author: Luis Álvarez-Cónsul,José Ignacio Burgos-Gil,Kurusch Ebrahimi-Fard

Publisher: American Mathematical Soc.

ISBN: 1470422476

Category: Mathematical physics

Page: 289

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This volume contains the proceedings of the International Research Workshop on Periods and Motives--A Modern Perspective on Renormalization, held from July 2-6, 2012, at the Instituto de Ciencias Matemáticas, Madrid, Spain. Feynman amplitudes are integrals attached to Feynman diagrams by means of Feynman rules. They form a central part of perturbative quantum field theory, where they appear as coefficients of power series expansions of probability amplitudes for physical processes. The efficient computation of Feynman amplitudes is pivotal for theoretical predictions in particle physics. Periods are numbers computed as integrals of algebraic differential forms over topological cycles on algebraic varieties. The term originated from the period of a periodic elliptic function, which can be computed as an elliptic integral. Motives emerged from Grothendieck's "universal cohomology theory", where they describe an intermediate step between algebraic varieties and their linear invariants (cohomology). The theory of motives provides a conceptual framework for the study of periods. In recent work, a beautiful relation between Feynman amplitudes, motives and periods has emerged. The articles provide an exciting panoramic view on recent developments in this fascinating and fruitful interaction between pure mathematics and modern theoretical physics.

Geometry of Moduli Spaces and Representation Theory


Author: Roman Bezrukavnikov,Alexander Braverman,Zhiwei Yun

Publisher: American Mathematical Soc.

ISBN: 1470435748

Category: Algebraic varieties

Page: 436

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This book is based on lectures given at the Graduate Summer School of the 2015 Park City Mathematics Institute program “Geometry of moduli spaces and representation theory”, and is devoted to several interrelated topics in algebraic geometry, topology of algebraic varieties, and representation theory. Geometric representation theory is a young but fast developing research area at the intersection of these subjects. An early profound achievement was the famous conjecture by Kazhdan–Lusztig about characters of highest weight modules over a complex semi-simple Lie algebra, and its subsequent proof by Beilinson-Bernstein and Brylinski-Kashiwara. Two remarkable features of this proof have inspired much of subsequent development: intricate algebraic data turned out to be encoded in topological invariants of singular geometric spaces, while proving this fact required deep general theorems from algebraic geometry. Another focus of the program was enumerative algebraic geometry. Recent progress showed the role of Lie theoretic structures in problems such as calculation of quantum cohomology, K-theory, etc. Although the motivation and technical background of these constructions is quite different from that of geometric Langlands duality, both theories deal with topological invariants of moduli spaces of maps from a target of complex dimension one. Thus they are at least heuristically related, while several recent works indicate possible strong technical connections. The main goal of this collection of notes is to provide young researchers and experts alike with an introduction to these areas of active research and promote interaction between the two related directions.

Algebraic Groups

The Theory of Group Schemes of Finite Type over a Field


Author: J. S. Milne

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 1316739155

Category: Mathematics

Page: N.A

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Algebraic groups play much the same role for algebraists as Lie groups play for analysts. This book is the first comprehensive introduction to the theory of algebraic group schemes over fields that includes the structure theory of semisimple algebraic groups, and is written in the language of modern algebraic geometry. The first eight chapters study general algebraic group schemes over a field and culminate in a proof of the Barsotti–Chevalley theorem, realizing every algebraic group as an extension of an abelian variety by an affine group. After a review of the Tannakian philosophy, the author provides short accounts of Lie algebras and finite group schemes. The later chapters treat reductive algebraic groups over arbitrary fields, including the Borel–Chevalley structure theory. Solvable algebraic groups are studied in detail. Prerequisites have also been kept to a minimum so that the book is accessible to non-specialists in algebraic geometry.

G-Functions and Geometry

A Publication of the Max-Planck-Institut für Mathematik, Bonn


Author: Yves André

Publisher: Springer-Verlag

ISBN: 366314108X

Category: Mathematics

Page: 232

View: 2008

Algebra für Einsteiger

Von der Gleichungsauflösung zur Galois-Theorie


Author: Jörg Bewersdorff

Publisher: Springer-Verlag

ISBN: 3658022620

Category: Mathematics

Page: 214

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Dieses Buch ist eine leicht verständliche Einführung in die Algebra, die den historischen und konkreten Aspekt in den Vordergrund rückt. Der rote Faden ist eines der klassischen und fundamentalen Probleme der Algebra: Nachdem im 16. Jahrhundert allgemeine Lösungsformeln für Gleichungen dritten und vierten Grades gefunden wurden, schlugen entsprechende Bemühungen für Gleichungen fünften Grades fehl. Nach fast dreihundertjähriger Suche führte dies schließlich zur Begründung der so genannten Galois-Theorie: Mit ihrer Hilfe kann festgestellt werden, ob eine Gleichung mittels geschachtelter Wurzelausdrücke lösbar ist. Das Buch liefert eine gute Motivation für die moderne Galois-Theorie, die den Studierenden oft so abstrakt und schwer erscheint. In dieser Auflage wurde ein Kapitel ergänzt, in dem ein alternativer, auf Emil Artin zurückgehender Beweis des Hauptsatzes der Galois-Theorie wiedergegeben wird. Dieses Kapitel kann fast unabhängig von den anderen Kapiteln gelesen werden.

Grundzüge der Mengenlehre


Author: Felix Hausdorff

Publisher: American Mathematical Soc.

ISBN: 9780828400619

Category: Mathematics

Page: 476

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This reprint of the original 1914 edition of this famous work contains many topics that had to be omitted from later editions, notably, Symmetric Sets, Principle of Duality, most of the ``Algebra'' of Sets, Partially Ordered Sets, Arbitrary Sets of Complexes, Normal Types, Initial and Final Ordering, Complexes of Real Numbers, General Topological Spaces, Euclidean Spaces, the Special Methods Applicable in the Euclidean Plane, Jordan's Separation Theorem, the Theory of Content and Measure, the Theory of the Lebesgue Integral. The text is in German.

Poincarés Vermutung

die Geschichte eines mathematischen Abenteuers


Author: Donal O'Shea

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783596176632


Page: 376

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Lineare Algebra


Author: Werner Greub

Publisher: Springer-Verlag

ISBN: 3642663850

Category: Mathematics

Page: 222

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Rational Points

Seminar Bonn/Wuppertal 1983/84 A Publication of the Max-Planck-Institut für Mathematik, Bonn


Author: Gerd Faltings

Publisher: Springer-Verlag

ISBN: 3322839184

Category: Mathematics

Page: 268

View: 6678

Lehrbuch der Topologie


Author: Herbert Seifert,William Threlfall

Publisher: University of Pennsylvania Press

ISBN: 9780821835951

Category: Mathematics

Page: 353

View: 8829

The 1930s were important years in the development of modern topology, pushed forward by the appearance of a few pivotal books, of which this is one. The focus is on combinatorial and algebraic topology, with as much point-set topology as needed for the main topics. One sees from the modern point of view that the authors are working in a category of spaces that includes locally finite simplicial complexes. (Their definition of manifold is more properly known today as a ""triangulizable homology manifold"".)Amazingly, they manage to accomplish a lot without the convenient tools of homological algebra, such as exact sequences and commutative diagrams, that were developed later. The main topics covered are: simplicial homology (coefficients in $\mathbb{Z}$ or $\mathbb{Z}_2$), local homology, surface topology, the fundamental group and covering spaces, three-manifolds, Poincare duality, and the Lefschetz fixed point theorem. Few prerequisites are necessary. A final section reviews the lemmas and theorems from group theory that are needed in the text. As stated in the introduction to the important book by Alexandroff and Hopf (which appeared a year after ""Seifert and Threlfall""): 'Its lively and instructive presentation makes this book particularly suitable as an introduction or as a textbook.'

Vorlesungen Über die Zahlentheorie der Quaternionen


Author: Adolf Hurwitz

Publisher: Springer-Verlag

ISBN: 3642475361

Category: Mathematics

Page: 76

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Dieser Buchtitel ist Teil des Digitalisierungsprojekts Springer Book Archives mit Publikationen, die seit den Anfängen des Verlags von 1842 erschienen sind. Der Verlag stellt mit diesem Archiv Quellen für die historische wie auch die disziplingeschichtliche Forschung zur Verfügung, die jeweils im historischen Kontext betrachtet werden müssen. Dieser Titel erschien in der Zeit vor 1945 und wird daher in seiner zeittypischen politisch-ideologischen Ausrichtung vom Verlag nicht beworben.


islamische Bildwelten und Moderne


Author: Almut Sh Bruckstein,Hendrik Budde

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783894795542

Category: Islamic art

Page: 248

View: 5317

Lehrbuch Der Algebra


Author: Heinrich Weber

Publisher: American Mathematical Soc.

ISBN: 0821832581

Category: Mathematics

Page: 703

View: 7761

Weber's three-volume set on algebra was for many years the standard text on algebra. Published at the end of the nineteenth century, it helped usher group theory to a central place in twentieth century mathematics. Volume 1 covers foundational material. Volume 2 covers group theory and its applications, plus the theory of algebraic numbers. Volume 3 covers advanced topics, such as algebraic functions, elliptic functions and class field theory. Although notations have changed somewhat and algebra has become more abstract that it was in Weber's day, many of the same themes and ideas important today are central topics in Weber's book, which may be why it has become a classic.



Author: Rolf Schneider,Wolfgang Weil

Publisher: Springer-Verlag

ISBN: 3322848248

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 222

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