Applied Conformal Field Theory
by Paul Ginsparg
Publisher: arXiv 1988
Number of pages: 90
These lectures consisted of an elementary introduction to conformal field theory, with some applications to statistical mechanical systems, and fewer to string theory. Contents: Conformal theories in d dimensions; Conformal theories in 2 dimensions; The central charge and the Virasoro algebra; Kac determinant and unitarity; Identication of m = 3 with the critical Ising model; Free bosons and fermions; Free fermions on a torus; Free bosons on a torus; Affine Kac-Moody algebras and coset constructions; Advanced applications; etc.
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