Filling an important gap in the literature, this comprehensive text develops conformal field theory from first principles. The treatment is self-contained, pedagogical, and exhaustive, and includes a great deal of background material on quantum field theory, statistical mechanics, Lie algebras and affine Lie algebras. The many exercises, with a wide spectrum of difficulty and subjects, complement and in many cases extend the text. The text is thus not only an excellent tool for classroom teaching but also for individual ...

Conformal Field Theory 2011, Springer

ISBN-13: 9781461274759

Softcover Reprint of the Origi edition

Trade paperback

Conformal Field Theory 1999, Springer, New York, NY

ISBN-13: 9780387947853

1997 edition