A Mathematical Introduction to Conformal Field Theory by M. Schottenloher
English | 31 Mar. 1997 | ISBN: 3540617531 | 142 Pages | PDF | 8 MB
This work is divided into two parts, the first provides an exposition of classical conformal symmetry in n dimensions and its quantization in two dimensions. The conformal groups are determined and the appearence of the Virasoro algebra in the context of the quantization of two-dimensional conformal symmetry is explained via the classification of central extensions of Lie algebras and groups.