Quantum Field Theory and the Standard Model

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A modern introduction to quantum field theory for graduates, providing intuitive, physical explanations supported by real-world applications and homework problems.

Informationen zum Autor Matthew D. Schwartz is an Associate Professor of Physics at Harvard University. He is one of the world's leading experts on quantum field theory and its applications to the Standard Model. Klappentext Modern introduction to quantum field theory for graduates! providing intuitive! physical explanations supported by real-world applications and homework problems. Zusammenfassung Providing a modern introduction to quantum field theory! this comprehensive textbook develops the Standard Model of particle physics and explains state-of-the-art techniques for performing precision theoretical calculations. Intuitive physical discussions of abstract concepts make the subject accessible to students with a variety of backgrounds and interests. Inhaltsverzeichnis Part I. Field Theory: 1. Microscopic theory of radiation; 2. Lorentz invariance and second quantization; 3. Classical Field Theory; 4. Old-fashioned perturbation theory; 5. Cross sections and decay rates; 6. The S-matrix and time-ordered products; 7. Feynman rules; Part II. Quantum Electrodynamics: 8. Spin 1 and gauge invariance; 9. Scalar QED; 10. Spinors; 11. Spinor solutions and CPT; 12. Spin and statistics; 13. Quantum electrodynamics; 14. Path integrals; Part III. Renormalization: 15. The Casimir effect; 16. Vacuum polarization; 17. The anomalous magnetic moment; 18. Mass renormalization; 19. Renormalized perturbation theory; 20. Infrared divergences; 21. Renormalizability; 22. Non-renormalizable theories; 23. The renormalization group; 24. Implications of Unitarity; Part IV. The Standard Model: 25. Yang-Mills theory; 26. Quantum Yang-Mills theory; 27. Gluon scattering and the spinor-helicity formalism; 28. Spontaneous symmetry breaking; 29. Weak interactions; 30. Anomalies; 31. Precision tests of the standard model; 32. QCD and the parton model; Part V. Advanced Topics: 33. Effective actions and Schwinger proper time; 34. Background fields; 35. Heavy-quark physics; 36. Jets and effective field theory; Appendices; References; Index. ...

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Zusammenfassung
Providing a modern introduction to quantum field theory, this comprehensive textbook develops the Standard Model of particle physics and explains state-of-the-art techniques for performing precision theoretical calculations. Intuitive physical discussions of abstract concepts make the subject accessible to students with a variety of backgrounds and interests.

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Part I. Field Theory: 1. Microscopic theory of radiation; 2. Lorentz invariance and second quantization; 3. Classical Field Theory; 4. Old-fashioned perturbation theory; 5. Cross sections and decay rates; 6. The S-matrix and time-ordered products; 7. Feynman rules; Part II. Quantum Electrodynamics: 8. Spin 1 and gauge invariance; 9. Scalar QED; 10. Spinors; 11. Spinor solutions and CPT; 12. Spin and statistics; 13. Quantum electrodynamics; 14. Path integrals; Part III. Renormalization: 15. The Casimir effect; 16. Vacuum polarization; 17. The anomalous magnetic moment; 18. Mass renormalization; 19. Renormalized perturbation theory; 20. Infrared divergences; 21. Renormalizability; 22. Non-renormalizable theories; 23. The renormalization group; 24. Implications of Unitarity; Part IV. The Standard Model: 25. Yang-Mills theory; 26. Quantum Yang-Mills theory; 27. Gluon scattering and the spinor-helicity formalism; 28. Spontaneous symmetry breaking; 29. Weak interactions; 30. Anomalies; 31. Precision tests of the standard model; 32. QCD and the parton model; Part V. Advanced Topics: 33. Effective actions and Schwinger proper time; 34. Background fields; 35. Heavy-quark physics; 36. Jets and effective field theory; Appendices; References; Index.

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Titel
Quantum Field Theory and the Standard Model
Untertitel
With 191 Exercises
Autor
EAN
9781107034730
ISBN
978-1-107-03473-0
Format
Fester Einband
Herausgeber
Cambridge University Press
Genre
Physik & Astronomie
Veröffentlichung
12.03.2014
Anzahl Seiten
863
Gewicht
2043g
Größe
H37mm x B253mm x T190mm
Jahr
2019
Untertitel
Englisch
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