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Equivariant Cohomology and Localization of Path Integrals : Lecture Notes in Physics Monographs - Richard J. Szabo

Equivariant Cohomology and Localization of Path Integrals

Lecture Notes in Physics Monographs

Hardcover ISBN: 9783540671268
Number Of Pages: 315

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Bilateral bargaining situations are of great importance in reality. Traditional microeconomics, however, make cognitive and motivational assumptions of subjects' full rationality that are revealed as being unrealistic by a growing number of experimental investigations. The present book adds an important contribution to the understanding of principles of boundedly rational behavior by directly observing groups of subjects in a decision situation and videotaping their discussions. A very important result of the book is that the behavior of subjects is guided by aspirations regarding the final outcome. The levels of aspirations are influenced by prominence and different forms of the equity principle resulting in several fairness norms as to the allocation of the amount of money to be divided. Another important feature of the book stems from the analysis of break off discussions and enables a motivational explanation of the emergence of breakdowns in bargaining.

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"A thorough exposition of the current state of applying equivariant cohomology to quantum field theory. [...] If one takes the attitude that this material may make mathematical sense within the next fifty years, the book can be appreciated as a well-organized exposition of the topological content of quantum field theory from a physics viewpoint." (Mathematical Reviews 2002a)

Introductionp. 1
Equivariant Cohomology and the Localization Principlep. 11
Finite-Dimensional Localization Theory for Dynamical Systemsp. 43
Quantum Localization Theory for Phase Space Path Integralsp. 77
Equivariant Localization on Simply Connected Phase Spaces: Applications to Quantum Mechanics, Group Theory and Spin Systemsp. 127
Equivariant Localization on Multiply Connected Phase Spaces: Applications to Homology and Modular Representationsp. 203
Beyond the Semi-Classical Approximationp. 233
Equivariant Localization in Cohomological Field Theoryp. 269
Appendix A: BRST Quantizationp. 295
Appendix B: Other Models of Equivariant Cohomologyp. 299
Referencesp. 309
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ISBN: 9783540671268
ISBN-10: 3540671269
Series: Lecture Notes in Physics Monographs
Audience: General
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 315
Publisher: SPRINGER VERLAG GMBH
Country of Publication: DE
Dimensions (cm): 23.39 x 15.6  x 1.91
Weight (kg): 0.64

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