An Introduction To Quantum Field Theory

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Micheal E. Peskin received his doctorate in physics from Cornell University and has held research appointments in theoretical physics at Harvard, Cornell, and CEN Saclay. In 1982, he joined the stafff of the Stanford Linear Accelerator Center, where he is now Professor of Physics.

Daniel V. Schroeder received his doctorate in physics from Stanford University in 1990. He held visiting appointments at Pomona College and Grinnell College before joining the faculty of Weber State University, where he is now Associate Professor of Physics.



Zusammenfassung

An Introduction to Quantum Field Theory is a textbook intended for the graduate physics course covering relativistic quantum mechanics, quantum electrodynamics, and Feynman diagrams. The authors make these subjects accessible through carefully worked examples illustrating the technical aspects of the subject, and intuitive explanations of what is going on behind the mathematics.

After presenting the basics of quantum electrodynamics, the authors discuss the theory of renormalization and its relation to statistical mechanics, and introduce the renormalization group. This discussion sets the stage for a discussion of the physical principles that underlie the fundamental interactions of elementary particle physics and their description by gauge field theories.



Inhalt

Part I: Feyman Diagrams and Quantum Elctrodynamics

Invitation: Pair Production in e * r e ~ Annihilation

The Klein Gordon Field

The Dirac Field

Interacting Fields and Feynman Diagrams

Elementary Processes of Quantum Electrodynamics

Radiative Corrections: Introduction

Radiative Corrections: Some Formal Developments

Part II: Renormalization

Invitation: Ultraviolet Cutoffs and Critical Flucutations

Functional Methods

Systematics of Renormalization

Renormalization and Symmetry

The Renormalization Group

Critical Exponents and Scalar Field Theory

Part III: Non-Abelian Gauge Theories

Invitation: The Parton Model of Hadron Structure

Non-Abelian Gauge Invariance

Quantization of Non-Abelian Gauge Theories

Quantum Chromodynamics

Operator Products and Effective Vertices

Pertubation Theory Anomalies

Gauge Theories with Spontaneous Symmetry Breaking

Quantization of Spontaneously Broken Gauge Theories

Quantum Field Theory at the Frontier

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Produktinformationen

Titel
An Introduction To Quantum Field Theory
Untertitel
print on demand
Autor
EAN
9780367320560
ISBN
978-0-367-32056-0
Format
Kartonierter Einband
Herausgeber
Taylor and Francis
Genre
Physik & Astronomie
Anzahl Seiten
868
Gewicht
1202g
Größe
H234mm x B156mm x T46mm
Jahr
2019
Untertitel
Englisch
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