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Classical string idea 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 thought provides upward push to difficulties in numerous components, based on the strategy used. The illustration conception of Lie, Kac-Moody and Virasoro algebras has been used for such quantization. during this e-book, the authors supply an creation to worldwide analytic and probabilistic features of string concept, bringing jointly and making particular the required 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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U'ui«u*, =o,» = 1,2. 3: Harmonic maps and global structures 27 Given u = UQ and g = go and the variation g, this is a linear elliptic equation for u. The uniqueness result for harmonic maps into negatively curved metrics implies that the solution u is likewise unique, and elliptic regularity theory then implies the claim. 15) of the derivative T'jk, which is only of class H'~2 for g € Ml, so that the solution u is only in Hl, not in Hl+1. We can now prove the following strengthening of a result of Earle and Eells [EE] (cf.

Let A be an operator which satisfies the hypothesis stated at the beginning and let A' denote the restriction of A to the subspace orthogonal to Ker A. , / fe- tA ). 16) Then by the spectral theorem the operator he(A') makes sense as a positive self-adjoint bounded operator. For a certain class of operators which we now describe, hc(A') is of the form "1+ trace class" so that we can define the determinant of he(A'). Let £ be a smooth vector bundle based on a boundaryless C°° 2-dimensional real compact manifold with fibers of finite dimension and let C°°(E) be the vector space of smooth sections of E.

28) generate diffeomorphisms that preserve the normal direction along dS, in addition to mapping OS into itself. e. e. those preserving the normal direction along dS) without essential changes. 3 extends to a harmonic diffeomorphism between the Schottky doubles, and is equivariant with respect to the corresponding reflections in domain and image, and of course the hyperbolic metrics as restrictions of the metrics on the Schottky doubles always fulfil the requirement that the boundary becomes geodesic.