Spectral functions and their applications

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Abstract

We give an introduction to the heat kernel technique and zeta-function. Two applications are considered. First we derive the high temperature asymptotics of the free energy for boson fields in terms of the heat kernel expansion and zeta-function. Another application is chiral anomaly for local (MIT bag) boundary conditions.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationLECTURES ON THE PHYSICS OF HIGHLY CORRELATED ELECTRON SYSTEMS VIII
EditorsA Avella, F Mancini
PublisherAmerican Institute of Physics
Pages215-224
Number of pages10
ISBN (Print)0-7354-0194-2
Publication statusPublished - 2004
Event8th Training Course in the Physics of Correlated Electron Systems and High-Tc Superconductors - Salerno
Duration: 6 Oct 200317 Oct 2003

Publication series

NameAIP CONFERENCE PROCEEDINGS
PublisherAMER INST PHYSICS
Volume715
ISSN (Print)0094-243X

Conference

Conference8th Training Course in the Physics of Correlated Electron Systems and High-Tc Superconductors
CountryItaly
CitySalerno
Period6/10/0317/10/03

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