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ASPECTS OF SYMMETRY BEHAVIOR IN QUANTUM FIELD THEORY


1981 1981

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Abstract (summary)

Two aspects of symmetry behavior in quantum field theories are explored. The first is the nature of the phase transition which occurs in 4D gauge theories coupled to scalar and spinor fields at finite temperature. It is shown that the critical behavior can be isolated in an effective 3D theory of the zero frequency mode whose Lagrangian is then investigated by (epsilon)-expansion techniques. There follows an investigation of the problems encountered in trying to calculate patterns of dynamical symmetry breaking in lattice gauge theories. The importance of realizing the proper continuum anomaly is emphasized and some calculational procedures are discussed.

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Subject
Particle physics
Classification
0798: Particle physics
Identifier / keyword
Pure sciences
Title
ASPECTS OF SYMMETRY BEHAVIOR IN QUANTUM FIELD THEORY
Author
GINSPARG, PAUL HENRY
Number of pages
119
Publication year
1981
Degree date
1981
School code
0058
Source
DAI-B 42/08, Dissertation Abstracts International
Place of publication
Ann Arbor
Country of publication
United States
University/institution
Cornell University
University location
United States -- New York
Degree
Ph.D.
Source type
Dissertations & Theses
Language
English
Document type
Dissertation/Thesis
Dissertation/thesis number
8129646
ProQuest document ID
303130153
Copyright
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Document URL
http://search.proquest.com/docview/303130153/
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