A Modern Introduction To Quantum Field Theory

Paperback | July 15, 2005

byMichele Maggiore

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The importance and the beauty of modern quantum field theory resides in the power and variety of its methods and ideas, which find application in domains as different as particle physics, cosmology, condensed matter, statistical mechanics and critical phenomena. This book introduces the readerto the modern developments, assuming no previous knowledge of quantum field theory. Along with standard topics like Feynman diagrams, the book discusses effective lagrangians, renormalization group equations, the path integral formulation, spontaneous symmetry breaking and non-abelian gaugetheories. The inclusion of more advanced topics will also make this a most useful book for graduate students and researchers.

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The importance and the beauty of modern quantum field theory resides in the power and variety of its methods and ideas, which find application in domains as different as particle physics, cosmology, condensed matter, statistical mechanics and critical phenomena. This book introduces the readerto the modern developments, assuming no pre...

Michele Maggiore is Professor of Physics at the University of Geneva in Switzerland.

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:312 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.67 inPublished:July 15, 2005Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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Table of Contents

1. Introduction2. Lorentz and Poincare symmetries in quantum field theory3. Classical field theory4. Quantization of free fields5. Perturbation theory and Feynman diagrams6. Cross sections and decay rates7. Quantum electrodynamics8. The low-energy limit of the electroweak theory9. Path integral quantization10. Non-Abelian gauge theories11. Spontaneous symmetry breaking

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"Maggiore has compiled and systematized notes for his two-semester advanced undergraduate course introducing quantum field theoryHe highlights the power and variety of the theory's methods and ideas, and how they can be applied to domains as different as particle physics, cosmology, condensed matter, statistical mechanics, and critical phenomena."--SciTech Book News