04 02 7 v 1 5 A pr 2 00 6 Phase transitions of Large-N two-dimensional Yang-Mills and generalized Yang-Mills theories in the double scaling limit

The large-N behavior of Yang-Mills and generalized Yang-Mills theories in the double-scaling limit is investigated. By the double-scaling limit, it is meant that the area of the manifold on which the theory is defined, is itself a function of N . It is shown that phase transitions of different orders occur, depending on the functional dependence of the area… CONTINUE READING