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Product Description: W algebras are nonlinear generalizations of Lie algebras that arise in the context of two-dimensional conformal field theories when one explores higher-spin extensions of the Virasoro algebra. They provide the underlying symmetry algebra of certain string generalizations which allow the extended world sheet gravity...read more
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9783540615286 | Springer Verlag, November 1, 1996, cover price $58.95 | About this edition: W algebras are nonlinear generalizations of Lie algebras that arise in the context of two-dimensional conformal field theories when one explores higher-spin extensions of the Virasoro algebra.

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Product Description: The study of W algebras began in 1985 in the context of two-dimensional conf- mal field theories, the aim being to explore higher-spin extensions of the Virasoro algebra. Given the simultaneous growth in the understanding of two-dimensional metric gravity inspired by analyses of string models, it was inevitable that these algebras would be applied to give analogues of putative higher-spin gravity t- ories...read more
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9783662140925 | Reprint edition (Springer Verlag, November 13, 2013), cover price $99.00 | About this edition: The study of W algebras began in 1985 in the context of two-dimensional conf- mal field theories, the aim being to explore higher-spin extensions of the Virasoro algebra.

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By Peter Bouwknegt (editor) and Siye Wu (editor)
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9780817642877 | Birkhauser, March 1, 2002, cover price $84.95

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9781461265979 | Reprint edition (Birkhauser, November 1, 2012), cover price $84.95 | also contains Geometric Analysis and Applications to Quantum Field Theory

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