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Title: From dynamical systems to renormalization

In this paper we study logarithmic derivatives associated to derivations on completed graded Lie algebra, as well as the existence of inverses. These logarithmic derivatives, when invertible, generalize the exp-log correspondence between a Lie algebra and its Lie group. Such correspondences occur naturally in the study of dynamical systems when dealing with the linearization of vector fields and the non linearizability of a resonant vector fields corresponds to the non invertibility of a logarithmic derivative and to the existence of normal forms. These concepts, stemming from the theory of dynamical systems, can be rephrased in the abstract setting of Lie algebra and the same difficulties as in perturbative quantum field theory (pQFT) arise here. Surprisingly, one can adopt the same ideas as in pQFT with fruitful results such as new constructions of normal forms with the help of the Birkhoff decomposition. The analogy goes even further (locality of counter terms, choice of a renormalization scheme) and shall lead to more interactions between dynamical systems and quantum field theory.
Authors:
 [1]
  1. Département de Mathématiques, Bât. 425, UMR 8628, CNRS, Université Paris-Sud, 91405 Orsay Cedex (France)
Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
22217990
Resource Type:
Journal Article
Resource Relation:
Journal Name: Journal of Mathematical Physics; Journal Volume: 54; Journal Issue: 9; Other Information: (c) 2013 AIP Publishing LLC; Country of input: International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA)
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
72 PHYSICS OF ELEMENTARY PARTICLES AND FIELDS; 97 MATHEMATICAL METHODS AND COMPUTING; DECOMPOSITION; DIFFERENTIAL EQUATIONS; INTERACTIONS; LIE GROUPS; LOCALITY; PERTURBATION THEORY; QUANTUM FIELD THEORY; RENORMALIZATION; VECTOR FIELDS