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Affine Lie Algebras and Quantum Groups: An Introduction, with Applications in Conformal Field Theory (Cambridge Monographs on Mathematical Physics)

Fuchs, Jürgen A.

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ISBN 10: 052148412X / ISBN 13: 9780521484121
Published by Cambridge University Press, U.S.A., 1995
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Title: Affine Lie Algebras and Quantum Groups: An ...

Publisher: Cambridge University Press, U.S.A.

Publication Date: 1995

Binding: Soft Cover

Book Condition:Very Good

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This is an introduction to the theory of affine Lie algebras and to the theory of quantum groups. It is unique in discussing these two subjects in a unified manner, which is made possible by discussing their respective applications in conformal field theory. The description of affine algebras covers the classification problem, the connection with loop algebras, and representation theory including modular properties. The necessary background from the theory of semisimple Lie algebras is also provided. The discussion of quantum groups concentrates on deformed enveloping algebras and their representation theory, but other aspects such as R-matrices and matrix quantum groups are also dealt with.

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This introduction to the theory of affine Lie algebras and to the theory of quantum groups succeeds in discussing the two subjects in a unified manner by covering their respective applications in conformal field theory.

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