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Category: Applied Mathematics|
The author of the book: Klaus Kirsten
Edition: CAMBRIDGE UNIVERSITY PRESS
Date of issue: 01 Jun 2010
Format files: Epub, PDF
The size of the: 619 KB
City - Country: Cambridge, United Kingdom
Full description of the book A Window into Zeta and Modular Physics:This book provides an introduction to (1) various zeta functions (for example, Riemann, Hurwitz, Barnes, Epstein, Selberg, and Ruelle), including graph zeta functions; (2) modular forms (Eisenstein series, Hecke and Dirichlet L-functions, Ramanujan's tau function, and cusp forms); and (3) vertex operator algebras (correlation functions, quasimodular forms, modular invariance, rationality, and some current research topics including higher genus conformal field theory). Various concrete applications of the material to physics are presented. These include Kaluza-Klein extra dimensional gravity, Bosonic string calculations, an abstract Cardy formula for black hole entropy, Patterson-Selberg zeta function expression of one-loop quantum field and gravity partition PDF functions, Casimir energy calculations, atomic Schrodinger operators, Bose-Einstein condensation, heat kernel asymptotics, random matrices, quantum chaos, elliptic and theta function solutions of Einstein's equations, a soliton-black hole connection in two-dimensional gravity, and conformal field theory.
About the author Klaus KirstenDr Klaus Kirsten is a Professor of Mathematics at Baylor University. He is the author of Spectral Functions in Mathematics and Physics (2002) and more than 100 refereed articles in international journals. Floyd L. Williams is Emeritus Professor of Mathematics at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst. He has edited or authored 27 books and published 78 research papers in math and physics journals. Williams has given more than 100 invited lectures at numerous universities in America and in some 20 different countries around the world.
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