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Communications in Mathematical Physics

, Volume 158, Issue 2, pp 373–396 | Cite as

Semiclassical approximation in Batalin-Vilkovisky formalism

  • Albert Schwarz
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Abstract

The geometry of supermanifolds provided with aQ-structure (i.e. with an odd vector fieldQ satisfying {Q, Q}=0), aP-structure (odd symplectic structure) and anS-structure (volume element) or with various combinations of these structures is studied. The results are applied to the analysis of the Batalin-Vilkovisky approach to the quantization of gauge theories. In particular the semiclassical approximation in this approach is expressed in terms of Reidemeister torsion.

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Neural Network Statistical Physic Complex System Gauge Theory Nonlinear Dynamics 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Albert Schwarz
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  1. 1.Department of MathematicsUniversity of CaliforniaDavisUSA

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