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By Olivier Piguet, Silvio P. Sorella

The assumption of this booklet originated from sequence of lectures given by way of us on the Physics division of the Catholic collage of Petr6polis, in Brazil. Its target is to provide an creation to the "algebraic" process within the perturbative renormalization of relativistic quantum box thought. even though this strategy is going again to the pioneering works of Symanzik within the early Nineteen Seventies and was once systematized through Becchi, Rouet and Stora as early as 1972-1974, its complete worth has no longer but been commonly preferred by way of the practitioners of quantum box thought. Becchi, Rouet and Stora have, in spite of the fact that, proven it to be a strong device for proving the renormalizability of theories with (broken) symmetries and of gauge theories. we've got hence came across it pertinent to assemble in a self-contained demeanour the to be had details on algebraic renormalization, which was once formerly scattered in lots of unique papers and in a couple of older evaluate articles. even supposing now we have taken care to evolve the extent of this ebook to that of a po- graduate (Ph. D. ) path, extra complex researchers also will definitely locate it beneficial. The deeper wisdom of renormalization thought we are hoping readers will collect can assist them to stand the tricky difficulties of quantum box concept. it may even be very valuable to the extra phenomenology orientated readers who are looking to famili- ize themselves with the formalism of renormalization concept, a need in view of the subtle perturbative calculations at present being performed, specifically within the ordinary version of particle interactions.

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89) when the zero-point energy is taken into account. Since α = 3 for the three-dimensional harmonic trap, the shift in transition temperature is ΔTc = − ζ(2) ωm ζ(2) Δμ =− . 91) which shows that the fractional change in the transition temperature is proportional to N −1/3 . For an anisotropic trap with axial symmetry, where ωz = λωx = λωy , ω becomes (2 + λ)/3λ1/3 . Since λ may be as small as 10−3 , the ratio ωm /¯ anisotropy can enhance significantly the effects of finite particle number. Since the force constants of the harmonic trapping potential can be varied almost at will, it is possible to create very elongated or highly flattened condensates and thus explore Bose–Einstein condensation in lower dimensions.

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