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By Sergio Albeverio, Jurgen Jost, Sylvie Paycha, Sergio Scarlatti

Classical string thought is worried with the propagation of classical one-dimensional curves, i.e. "strings", and has connections to the calculus of diversifications, minimum surfaces and harmonic maps. The quantization of string idea provides upward thrust to difficulties in several parts, in keeping with the tactic used. The illustration conception of Lie, Kac-Moody and Virasoro algebras has been used for such quantization. during this ebook, the authors supply an creation to international analytic and probabilistic points of string thought, bringing jointly and making particular the mandatory mathematical instruments. Researchers with an curiosity in string thought, in both arithmetic or theoretical physics, will locate this a stimulating quantity.

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Thus, if z = t{w) is a family of diffeomorphisms with o = id, cf>o = V, then z dz 2 + 2 P {z)V{z)idz2. 6)). Its formal adjoint with respect to inner products on vector fields and 2 x 2 tensors induced by the metric g,} reads: when applied t o a symmetric tracefree 2 x 2 vector h. 12) with h = hidz2 ® h2dz2. In order to discuss self-adjointness of the operators Ag and P*Pg,PgP*, we need to specify the boundary conditions. We first discuss the boundary conditions for the operators BgB0 and B0BQ.

4) h for Re(s) > 0. e(A) > 0 we have the equality T{s)\-3 = H dtta-xe-tX. 5) is just the Mellin transform of the function e~tX. Thus for Re(s) > f I"'dtt-Hr'e-" T(S)CA(S)= dt)t3-Hr'e-tA, = ( / dt + / Jo J\ where tr'e~tA = £''e~ tX «. 3) the integral over [1, oo) is bounded by a constant times the integral J^° dt t3~i e~'A°, Ao being the smallest eigenvalue different from zero, so it defines an entire function of 6. , the an(x) being certain A-dependent scalar functions. 7) the integral over [0,1] splits into the sum of the following two integrals: h{s) := Vols(M) / dt r> t'^Oit1^) V / ^ .

M'. g € Ml,l > 3, can be uniformized by a smooth hyperbolic metric g-i on S, by Poincare's uniformization theorem and its extension to the case of continuous metrics; see [J2] for details. 2. u*(g) is then also of class H1, and therefore differs from g-i by a positive function of class Hl. Conversely, multiplying any g' 6 Ml_x by a positive Hl function yields an element g £ Ml, for / > 3. 5: Ml is homeomorphic to Tp x DQ +1 X C', and M is diffeomorphic to Tp x Vo x C. ^1, and Tp are contractible for / > 3.

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