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An introduction to the Batalin-Vilkovisky formalism

  title={An introduction to the Batalin-Vilkovisky formalism},
  author={Domenico Fiorenza},
  journal={arXiv: Quantum Algebra},
  • D. Fiorenza
  • Published 4 February 2004
  • Mathematics
  • arXiv: Quantum Algebra
The aim of these notes is to introduce the quantum master equation $\{S,S\}-2i\hbar\Delta S=0$, and to show its relations to the theory of Lie algebras representations and to perturbative expansions of Gaussian integrals. The relations of the classical master equation $\{S,S\}=0$ with the BRST formalisms are also described. Being an introduction, only finite-dimensional examples will be considered. 

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