ISSN:
1432-0916

Source:
Springer Online Journal Archives 1860-2000

Topics:
Mathematics
,
Physics

Notes:
Abstract To a gauge field on a principalG-bundleP→M is associated a sequence of quantum mechanical Hamiltonians, as Planck's constant ħ→0 and a sequence of representations π n ofG is taken. This paper studies the associated quantum partition functions, trace exp (−tH n ), and produces a complete asymptotic expansion, as ħ→0, ħ=1/n, of which the principal term, proportional to the classical partition function, is the familiar classical limit.

Type of Medium:
Electronic Resource

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