By Olivier Piguet, Silvio P. Sorella

This e-book presents a pedagogical and self-contained advent to the algebraic approach to renormalization in perturbative quantum box conception. this technique relies on normal theorems of renormalization, specifically at the Quantum motion precept. It permits us to regard the issues of the renormalizability and the anomalies of versions with neighborhood or worldwide symmetries by way of the algebraic homes of classical box polynomials. numerous examples (e.g. topological types) are thought of in a few aspect. one of many major merits of this technique, past its simplicity, is its nice strength, simply because no specific subtraction or regularization scheme protecting the symmetries of the matter is a priori required.

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5. In the present context of gauge theories the nonphysical character of a renormalization is expressed by the cohomologicM triviality of the corresponding counterterm. The set of physical parameters on the other hand is characterized by the cohomology in the sector of ghost number 0, which here has only one element and corresponds to the gauge coupling constant. If masses or selfcouplings of the matter fields (Yukawa couplings for instance) where present, they would also be related to nontrivial elements of the cohomology.

1 Ward Identities in the Tree Approximation WaZ(°) ( J) = f dxJ~Ta~j - ~5 Z(0) ( J) = O . ,-l(Xn-1)Tai,-,J'~¢Jn(Xn)¢i-+ l(xn+l)" "¢iN(XN)> (0) __ O. 10) n=l Such relations between Green functions, due to a symmetry, are called Ward identities. 11) Sext(¢, P) --- i f dxpieaRai to the original action S(¢). , tree graph, approximation. We would like to derive Ward identities as in the linear case. 1) because of the external field piece. 4). 14) and the total action is now invariant: 5F (°) = 0. The latter invariance can be written in a functional form as S ( F (°)) = f dx 6F (°) 6F (°) 6p i 6¢i 1 hc%be c OF ~ (°) = 0 .

75) such as, for example, the O(N) model of Sect. 5. Quantum insertions Ap. F are defined as symmetric by the property WaAP . F = O . 76) Their classical approximations evidently obey the classical constraints p Wa Z~class--'0. 77) Prop. 78) be a set of symmetric insertions, obeying the invariance conditions (3. , P form a basis for the symmetric classical insertions of dimension bounded by d. Then the set (3. 78) is a basis for the quantum symmetric insertions of dimension bounded by d. The proof is a paraphrase of that of Prop.

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