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- ItemOpen AccessIntroduction to lattice gauge theories(1988) La Cock, Pierre; Cleymans, JeanThe thesis is organized as follows. Part I is a general introduction to LGT. The theory is discussed from first principles, so that for the interested reader no previous knowledge is required, although it is assumed that he/she will be familiar with the rudiments of relativistic quantum mechanics. Part II is a review of QCD on the lattice at finite temperature and density. Monte Carlo results and analytical methods are discussed. An attempt has been made to include most relevant data up to the end of 1987, and to update some earlier reviews existing on the subject. To facilitate an understanding of the techniques used in LGT, provision has been made in the form of a separate Chapter on Group Theory and Integration, as well as four Appendices, one of which deals with Grassmann variables and integration.
- ItemOpen AccessUniform sigma frames and the cozero part of uniform frames(1989) Walters, J L; Gilmour, Christopher Robert AndersonIn this thesis some general results on uniform frames are established and then, after defining a 'uniform sigma frame', the correspondence between the two is explored via the 'uniform cozero part' of a uniform frame. It is shown that the Lindelof uniform frames and the uniform sigma frames are in fact equivalent as categories, and that properties of, and constructions using separable uniform frames can be obtained by considering the uniform cozero part. For example, the Samuel compactification of a separable uniform frame can be obtained via the Samuel compactification (in the sigma frame sense) of the underlying cozero part of the uniform frame. Throughout the thesis, choice principles such as the axioms of choice and countably dependent choice, are used, and generally without mention.
- ItemOpen AccessVarieties of lattices(1988) Jipsen, Peter; Rose, HenryAn interesting problem in universal algebra is the connection between the internal structure of an algebra and the identities which it satisfies. The study of varieties of algebras provides some insight into this problem. Here we are concerned mainly with lattice varieties, about which a wealth of information has been obtained in the last twenty years. We begin with some preliminary results from universal algebra and lattice theory. The next chapter presents some properties of the lattice of all lattice sub-varieties. Here we also discuss the important notion of a splitting pair of varieties and give several characterisations of the associated splitting lattice. The more detailed study of lattice varieties splits naturally into the study of modular lattice varieties and non-modular lattice varieties, dealt with in the second and third chapter respectively. Among the results discussed there are Freese's theorem that the variety of all modular lattices is not generated by its finite members, and several results concerning the question which varieties cover a given variety. The fourth chapter contains a proof of Baker's finite basis theorem and some results about the join of finitely based lattice varieties. Included in the last chapter is a characterisation of the amalgamation classes of certain congruence distributive varieties and the result that there are only three lattice varieties which have the amalgamation property.