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Selfdual Gauge Field Vortices [electronic resource] : An Analytical Approach / by Gabriella Tarantello.

By: Tarantello, Gabriella [author.].
Contributor(s): SpringerLink (Online service).
Material type: TextTextSeries: Progress in Nonlinear Differential Equations and Their Applications: 72Publisher: Boston, MA : Birkhäuser Boston, 2008Description: XIV, 325 p. online resource.Content type: text Media type: computer Carrier type: online resourceISBN: 9780817646080.Subject(s): Physics | Differential equations, partial | Quantum theory | Physics, general | Partial Differential Equations | Quantum Physics | Theoretical, Mathematical and Computational PhysicsAdditional physical formats: Printed edition:: No title; Printed edition:: No titleDDC classification: 530 Online resources: Click here to access online
Contents:
Selfdual Gauge Field Theories -- Elliptic Problems in the Study of Selfdual Vortex Configurations -- Planar Selfdual Chern–Simons Vortices -- Periodic Selfdual Chern–Simons Vortices -- The Analysis of Liouville-Type Equations With Singular Sources -- Mean Field Equations of Liouville-Type -- Selfdual Electroweak Vortices and Strings.
In: Springer eBooksSummary: In modern theoretical physics, gauge field theories are of great importance since they keep internal symmetries and account for phenomena such as spontaneous symmetry breaking, the quantum Hall effect, charge fractionalization, superconductivity and supergravity. This monograph discusses specific examples of gauge field theories that exhibit a selfdual structure. The author builds a foundation for gauge theory and selfdual vortices by introducing the basic mathematical language of the subject and formulating examples ranging from the well-known abelian–Higgs and Yang–Mills models to the Chern–Simons–Higgs theories (in both the abelian and non-abelian settings). Thereafter, the electroweak theory and self-gravitating electroweak strings are also examined, followed by the study of the differential problems that have emerged from the analysis of selfdual vortex configurations; in this regard the author treats elliptic problems involving exponential non-linearities, also in relation to concentration-compactness principles and blow-up analysis. Many open questions still remain in the field and are examined in this comprehensive work in connection with Liouville-type equations and systems. The goal of this text is to form an understanding of selfdual solutions arising in a variety of physical contexts. Selfdual Gauge Field Vortices: An Analytical Approach is ideal for graduate students and researchers interested in partial differential equations and mathematical physics.
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Selfdual Gauge Field Theories -- Elliptic Problems in the Study of Selfdual Vortex Configurations -- Planar Selfdual Chern–Simons Vortices -- Periodic Selfdual Chern–Simons Vortices -- The Analysis of Liouville-Type Equations With Singular Sources -- Mean Field Equations of Liouville-Type -- Selfdual Electroweak Vortices and Strings.

In modern theoretical physics, gauge field theories are of great importance since they keep internal symmetries and account for phenomena such as spontaneous symmetry breaking, the quantum Hall effect, charge fractionalization, superconductivity and supergravity. This monograph discusses specific examples of gauge field theories that exhibit a selfdual structure. The author builds a foundation for gauge theory and selfdual vortices by introducing the basic mathematical language of the subject and formulating examples ranging from the well-known abelian–Higgs and Yang–Mills models to the Chern–Simons–Higgs theories (in both the abelian and non-abelian settings). Thereafter, the electroweak theory and self-gravitating electroweak strings are also examined, followed by the study of the differential problems that have emerged from the analysis of selfdual vortex configurations; in this regard the author treats elliptic problems involving exponential non-linearities, also in relation to concentration-compactness principles and blow-up analysis. Many open questions still remain in the field and are examined in this comprehensive work in connection with Liouville-type equations and systems. The goal of this text is to form an understanding of selfdual solutions arising in a variety of physical contexts. Selfdual Gauge Field Vortices: An Analytical Approach is ideal for graduate students and researchers interested in partial differential equations and mathematical physics.

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