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The Boltzmann equation in classical Yang-Mills theory

ECT* Seminar

Dionysios Triantafyllopoulos

25 Jun 2014 - 11:00
Villa Tambosi 2nd Floor, Seminar Room

I give a detailed derivation of the Boltzmann equation, and in particular its collision integral, in classical field theory. I first carry this out in a scalar theory with both cubic and quartic interactions and subsequently in a Yang-Mills theory. The method does not rely on a doubling of the fields, rather it is based on a diagrammatic approach representing the classical solution to the problem.