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Applications of chiral perturbation theory to lattice QCD

Maarten Golterman

in Modern Perspectives in Lattice QCD: Quantum Field Theory and High Performance Computing

Published in print August 2011 | ISBN: 9780199691609
Published online January 2012 | e-ISBN: 9780191731792 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199691609.003.0008

Series: Lecture Notes of the Les Houches Summer School

Applications of chiral perturbation theory to lattice QCD

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The aim of this chapter is to provide a pedagogical introduction to the application of Chiral Perturbation Theory to Lattice QCD. Topics covered include a general introduction to Chiral Perturbation Theory, the inclusion of scaling violations in chiral perturbation theory, partial quenching and mixed actions, chiral perturbation theory with heavy kaons, and the effects of finite volume, both in the p- and epsilon-regimes.

Keywords: Chiral perturbation theory; scaling violations; partial quenching; mixed actions; heavy kaons; finite volume; epsilon regime

Chapter.  52154 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Mathematical and Statistical Physics

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