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    Linked Cluster Expansions on non-trivial topologies

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    Linked cluster expansions provide a useful tool both for analytical and numerical investigations of lattice field theories. The expansion parameter is the interaction strength fields at neighboured lattice sites are coupled. They result into convergent series for free energies, correlation functions and susceptibilities. The expansions have been generalized to field theories at finite temperature and to a finite volume. Detailed information on critical behaviour can be extracted from the high order behaviour of the susceptibility series. We outline some of the steps by which the 20th order is achieved.Comment: 3 pages, Talk presented at LATTICE96(Theoretical Developments

    Chiral symmetry restoration of QCD and the Gross-Neveu model

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    Two flavour massless QCD has a second order chiral transition which has been argued to belong to the universality class of the 3d3d O(4) spin model. The arguments have been questioned recently, and the transition was claimed to be mean field behaved. We discuss this issue at the example of the 3d3d Gross-Neveu model. A solution is obtained by applying various well established analytical methods.Comment: LATTICE98(hightemp

    Finite Size Scaling Analysis with Linked Cluster Expansions

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    Linked cluster expansions are generalized from an infinite to a finite volume on a dd-dimensional hypercubic lattice. They are performed to 20th order in the expansion parameter to investigate the phase structure of scalar O(N)O(N) models for the cases of N=1N=1 and N=4N=4 in 3 dimensions. In particular we propose a new criterion to distinguish first from second order transitions via the volume dependence of response functions for couplings close to but not at the critical value. The criterion is applicable to Monte Carlo simulations as well. Here it is used to localize the tricritical line in a Φ4+Φ6\Phi^4 + \Phi^6 theory. We indicate further applications to the electroweak transition.Comment: 3 pages, 1 figure, Talk presented at LATTICE96(Theoretical Developments

    Hopping Parameter Series Construction for Models with Nontrivial Vacuum

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    Hopping parameter expansions are convergent power series. Under general conditions they allow for the quantitative investigation of phase transition and critical behaviour. The critical information is encoded in the high order coefficients. Recently, 20th order computations have become feasible and used for a large class of lattice field models both in finite and infinite volume. They have been applied to quantum spin models and field theories at finite temperature. The models considered are subject to a global Z2{\bf Z}_2 symmetry or to an even larger symmetry group such as O(N) with N≥2N\geq 2. In this paper we are concerned with the technical details of series computations to allow for a nontrivial vacuum expectation value ≠0\not=0, which is typical for models that break a global Z2{\bf Z}_2 symmetry. Examples are scalar fields coupled to an external field, or manifestly gauge invariant effective models of Higgs field condensates in the electroweak theory, even in the high temperature phase. A nonvanishing tadpole implies an enormous proliferation of graphs and limits the graphical series computation to the 10th order. To achieve the hopping parameter series to comparable order as in the Z2{\bf Z}_2 symmetric case, the graphical expansion is replaced by an expansion into new algebraic objects called vertex structures. In this way the 18th order becomes feasible.Comment: 19 pages, latex2

    Dynamical linke cluster expansions: Algorithmic aspects and applications

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    Dynamical linked cluster expansions are linked cluster expansions with hopping parameter terms endowed with their own dynamics. They amount to a generalization of series expansions from 2-point to point-link-point interactions. We outline an associated multiple-line graph theory involving extended notions of connectivity and indicate an algorithmic implementation of graphs. Fields of applications are SU(N) gauge Higgs systems within variational estimates, spin glasses and partially annealed neural networks. We present results for the critical line in an SU(2) gauge Higgs model for the electroweak phase transition. The results agree well with corresponding high precision Monte Carlo results.Comment: LATTICE98(algorithms

    Power-counting theorem for staggered fermions

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    Lattice power-counting is extended to QCD with staggered fermions. As preparation, the difficulties encountered by Reisz's original formulation of the lattice power-counting theorem are illustrated. One of the assumptions that is used in his proof does not hold for staggered fermions, as was pointed out long ago by Luscher. Finally, I generalize the power-counting theorem, and the methods of Reisz's proof, such that the difficulties posed by staggered fermions are overcome.Comment: 29 pages, added 2 figures, one more example, clarifying remarks and one reference; misstatement regarding irrelevant vertices correcte

    Renormalization of lattice gauge theories with massless Ginsparg Wilson fermions

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    Using functional techniques, we prove, to all orders of perturbation theory, that lattice vector gauge theories with Ginsparg Wilson fermions are renormalizable. For two or more massless fermions, they satisfy a flavour mixing axial vector Ward identity. It involves a lattice specific part that is quadratic in the vertex functional and classically irrelevant. We show that it stays irrelevant under renormalization. This means that in the continuum limit the (standard) chiral symmetry becomes restored. In particular, the flavour mixing current does not require renormalization.Comment: 13 pages, Latex2

    Lattice QED and Universality of the Axial Anomaly

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    We give a perturbative proof that U(1) lattice gauge theories generate the axial anomaly in the continuum limit under very general conditions on the lattice Dirac operator. These conditions are locality, gauge covariance and the absense of species doubling. They hold for Wilson fermions as well as for realizations of the Dirac operator that satisfy the Ginsparg-Wilson relation. The proof is based on the lattice power counting theorem. The results generalize to non-abelian gauge theories.Comment: LATTICE99(theoretical developments) 3 page

    Background field technique and renormalization in lattice gauge theory

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    Lattice gauge theory with a background gauge field is shown to be renormalizable to all orders of perturbation theory. No additional counterterms are required besides those already needed in the absence of the background field. The argument closely follows the treatment given earlier for the case of dimensional regularization by Kluberg-Stern and Zuber. It is based on the BRS, background gauge and shift symmetries of the lattice functional integral.Comment: 26 pages, uuencoded compressed postscript fil
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