### Abstract

In this paper we consider heat kernel measure on loop groups associated to the H ^{1/2} -metric. Unlike H ^{s} -case (s > 1/2), there is a difficulty that H ^{1/2} is not contained in the space of continuous loops. So we take limits. There are two limiting methods. One is to use delta functions and to let s go down to 1/2. The other is to fix s at 1/2 and to approximate the delta functions. For the second approach, a generalization of heat kernel measures is needed. Then, the first approach can be obtained as a special case of the second one. The limit in the sense of finite dimensional distribution is the fictitious infinite dimensional Haar measure.

Original language | English |
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Pages (from-to) | 311-340 |

Number of pages | 30 |

Journal | Journal of Functional Analysis |

Volume | 198 |

Issue number | 2 |

DOIs | |

Publication status | Published - Mar 10 2003 |

Externally published | Yes |

### All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

- Analysis