Fluctuating Paths and Fields
W. Janke, A. Pelster, H.-J. Schmidt, and M. Bachmann (Eds.)
(World Scientific, Singapore, 2001)

Part V. Topological Defects, Strings, and Membranes

R. Jackiw Description of Vorticity by Grassmann Variables and an Extension to Supersymmetry
R.J. Rivers Non-Equilibrium Worldline Duality in Condensed Matter
F. Ferrari Field Theories and the Problem of Topological Entanglement in Polymer Physics
L.M.A. Bettencourt The Role of Topological Excitations at Second-Order Transitions
G. Vitiello Topological Singularities, Defect Formation and Phase Transitions in Quantum Field Theory
D. Antonov Confinement in the Ensembles of Monopoles
G. Lambiase and V.V. Nesterenko Nambu-Goto String without Tachyons Between a Heavy and a Light Quark
V.V. Nesterenko and G. Lambiase Deconfinement of Quarks in the Nambu-Goto String with Massive Ends
K.J. Wiese Principles of Non-Local Field Theories and Their Application to Polymerized Membranes
B. Durhuus Random Paths and Surfaces with Rigidity

Part I. Path Integrals and Quantum Mechanics
Part II. Quantum Field Theory
Part III. Variational Perturbation Theory
Part IV. Phase Transitions and Critical Phenomena
Part V. Topological Defects, Strings, and Membranes
Part VI. Gravitation, Cosmology, and Astrophysics

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Fluctuating Paths and Fields (World Scientific, Singapore, 2001)
Editorial Board: W. Janke, A. Pelster, H.-J. Schmidt, M. Bachmann