Quantum Field Theory for the Gifted Amateur

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ISBN: 9780191510939
Release Date: 2014-04-17
Number of pages: 512
Author: Tom Lancaster
Publisher: OUP Oxford

Download and read online Quantum Field Theory for the Gifted Amateur in PDF and EPUB Quantum field theory is arguably the most far-reaching and beautiful physical theory ever constructed, with aspects more stringently tested and verified to greater precision than any other theory in physics. Unfortunately, the subject has gained a notorious reputation for difficulty, with forbidding looking mathematics and a peculiar diagrammatic language described in an array of unforgiving, weighty textbooks aimed firmly at aspiring professionals. However, quantum field theory is too important, too beautiful, and too engaging to be restricted to the professionals. This book on quantum field theory is designed to be different. It is written by experimental physicists and aims to provide the interested amateur with a bridge from undergraduate physics to quantum field theory. The imagined reader is a gifted amateur, possessing a curious and adaptable mind, looking to be told an entertaining and intellectually stimulating story, but who will not feel patronised if a few mathematical niceties are spelled out in detail. Using numerous worked examples, diagrams, and careful physically motivated explanations, this book will smooth the path towards understanding the radically different and revolutionary view of the physical world that quantum field theory provides, and which all physicists should have the opportunity to experience.


Quantum Field Theory for the Gifted Amateur

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ISBN: 9780199699322
Release Date: 2014-04
Number of pages: 485
Author: Tom Lancaster
Publisher: Oxford University Press

Download and read online Quantum Field Theory for the Gifted Amateur in PDF and EPUB Quantum field theory provides the theoretical backbone to most modern physics. It explains the standard model of particle physics and the existence of the Higgs boson, the physics of states of matter such as metals, magnets and superconductors, and allows us to understand the behaviour of polymers and biological molecules. However, quantum field theory has a reputation for difficulty, reinforced by a selection of weighty and inaccessible books on the subject aimedfirmly at those who will make future advances in the subject. The authors of this book believe the subject is too important to be restricted to the professionals and have designed this book to bringquantum field theory to a wider audience of physicists. The book is packed with worked examples, witty diagrams, and applications intended to introduce a new audience to this revolutionary theory.


Quantum Field Theory for the Gifted Amateur

Filename: quantum-field-theory-for-the-gifted-amateur.pdf
ISBN: 9780199699339
Release Date: 2014-04
Number of pages: 512
Author: Tom Lancaster
Publisher: Oxford University Press

Download and read online Quantum Field Theory for the Gifted Amateur in PDF and EPUB Quantum field theory provides the theoretical backbone to most modern physics. It explains the standard model of particle physics and the existence of the Higgs boson, the physics of states of matter such as metals, magnets and superconductors, and allows us to understand the behaviour of polymers and biological molecules. However, quantum field theory has a reputation for difficulty, reinforced by a selection of weighty and inaccessible books on the subject aimedfirmly at those who will make future advances in the subject. The authors of this book believe the subject is too important to be restricted to the professionals and have designed this book to bringquantum field theory to a wider audience of physicists. The book is packed with worked examples, witty diagrams, and applications intended to introduce a new audience to this revolutionary theory.


Student Friendly Quantum Field Theory

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ISBN: 0984513957
Release Date: 2013-12
Number of pages: 556
Author: Robert D. Klauber
Publisher:

Download and read online Student Friendly Quantum Field Theory in PDF and EPUB By incorporating extensive student input and innovative teaching methodologies, this book aims to make the process of learning quantum field theory easier, and thus more rapid, profound, and efficient, for both students and instructors. Comprehensive explanations are favored over conciseness, every step in derivations is included, and 'big picture' overviews are provided throughout. Typical student responses indicate how well the text achieves its aim. "[This] book ... makes quantum field theory much easier to understand!" "Thanks for ... making quantum field theory clearer!" "Awesome. .. approach and presentation .. just awesome !!! "Best presentation of QFT I have ever seen .... marvelous!!!. " transforms learning QFT from being a hazardous endeavor to actually being an enjoyable thing to do." "Great job .. extremely clear ... guided me through many ambiguities .. I wasn't able to work out with any other book." .."truly special... extraordinary text. For me, ... a big relief .. finding [this] text." The book focuses on the canonical quantization approach, but also provides an introductory chapter on path integrals. It covers fundamental principles of quantum field theory, then develops quantum electrodynamics in depth. The second edition incorporates suggestions from readers to make certain sections even clearer and easier to understand. See the first few chapters at www.quantumfieldtheory.info.


Quantum Field Theory and the Standard Model

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ISBN: 9781107034730
Release Date: 2013-12-15
Number of pages: 863
Author: Matthew D. Schwartz
Publisher: Cambridge University Press

Download and read online Quantum Field Theory and the Standard Model in PDF and EPUB Modern introduction to quantum field theory for graduates, providing intuitive, physical explanations supported by real-world applications and homework problems.


An Introduction To Quantum Field Theory

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ISBN: 9780813345437
Release Date: 1995-10-02
Number of pages: 864
Author: Michael E. Peskin
Publisher: Hachette UK

Download and read online An Introduction To Quantum Field Theory in PDF and EPUB 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.


A Pedestrian Approach to Quantum Field Theory

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ISBN: 9780486793290
Release Date: 2014-03-05
Number of pages: 192
Author: Edward G Harris
Publisher: Courier Corporation

Download and read online A Pedestrian Approach to Quantum Field Theory in PDF and EPUB Written by a renowned professor of physics, this introductory text is geared toward graduate students taking a year-long course in quantum mechanics in which the third quarter is devoted to relativistic wave equations and field theory. Difficult concepts are introduced gradually, and the theory is applied to physically interesting problems. After an introductory chapter on the formation of quantum mechanics, the treatment advances to examinations of the quantum theory of the free electromagnetic field, the interaction of radiation and matter, second quantization, the interaction of quantized fields, and quantum electrodynamics. Additional topics include the theory of beta decay, particles that interact among themselves, quasi particles in plasmas and metals, and the problem of infinities in quantum electrodynamics. The Appendix contains selected answers to problems that appear throughout the text.


Quantum Field Theory

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ISBN: 0521478146
Release Date: 1996-06-06
Number of pages: 487
Author: Lewis H. Ryder
Publisher: Cambridge University Press

Download and read online Quantum Field Theory in PDF and EPUB This book is a modern introduction to the ideas and techniques of quantum field theory. After a brief overview of particle physics and a survey of relativistic wave equations and Lagrangian methods, the author develops the quantum theory of scalar and spinor fields, and then of gauge fields. The emphasis throughout is on functional methods, which have played a large part in modern field theory. The book concludes with a brief survey of "topological" objects in field theory and, new to this edition, a chapter devoted to supersymmetry. Graduate students in particle physics and high energy physics will benefit from this book.


Problem Book in Quantum Field Theory

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ISBN: 3540770143
Release Date: 2008-01-24
Number of pages: 243
Author: Voja Radovanovic
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

Download and read online Problem Book in Quantum Field Theory in PDF and EPUB The Problem Book in Quantum Field Theory contains about 200 problems with solutions or hints that help students to improve their understanding and develop skills necessary for pursuing the subject. It deals with the Klein-Gordon and Dirac equations, classical field theory, canonical quantization of scalar, Dirac and electromagnetic fields, the processes in the lowest order of perturbation theory, renormalization and regularization. The solutions are presented in a systematic and complete manner. The material covered and the level of exposition make the book appropriate for graduate and undergraduate students in physics, as well as for teachers and researchers.


Modern Quantum Field Theory

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ISBN: 9781139473897
Release Date: 2008-09-18
Number of pages:
Author: Tom Banks
Publisher: Cambridge University Press

Download and read online Modern Quantum Field Theory in PDF and EPUB Presenting a variety of topics that are only briefly touched on in other texts, this book provides a thorough introduction to the techniques of field theory. Covering Feynman diagrams and path integrals, the author emphasizes the path integral approach, the Wilsonian approach to renormalization, and the physics of non-abelian gauge theory. It provides a thorough treatment of quark confinement and chiral symmetry breaking, topics not usually covered in other texts at this level. The Standard Model of particle physics is discussed in detail. Connections with condensed matter physics are explored, and there is a brief, but detailed, treatment of non-perturbative semi-classical methods. Ideal for graduate students in high energy physics and condensed matter physics, the book contains many problems,which help students practise the key techniques of quantum field theory.


Quantum Field Theory

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ISBN: 9780821847053
Release Date: 2008-08-26
Number of pages: 325
Author: G. B. Folland
Publisher: American Mathematical Soc.

Download and read online Quantum Field Theory in PDF and EPUB Quantum field theory has been a great success for physics, but it is difficult for mathematicians to learn because it is mathematically incomplete. Folland, who is a mathematician, has spent considerable time digesting the physical theory and sorting out the mathematical issues in it. Fortunately for mathematicians, Folland is a gifted expositor. The purpose of this book is to present the elements of quantum field theory, with the goal of understanding the behavior of elementary particles rather than building formal mathematical structures, in a form that will be comprehensible to mathematicians. Rigorous definitions and arguments are presented as far as they are available, but the text proceeds on a more informal level when necessary, with due care in identifying the difficulties. The book begins with a review of classical physics and quantum mechanics, then proceeds through the construction of free quantum fields to the perturbation-theoretic development of interacting field theory and renormalization theory, with emphasis on quantum electrodynamics. The final two chapters present the functional integral approach and the elements of gauge field theory, including the Salam-Weinberg model of electromagnetic and weak interactions.


Differential Topology and Quantum Field Theory

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ISBN: 0125140762
Release Date: 1992
Number of pages: 386
Author: Charles Nash
Publisher: Elsevier

Download and read online Differential Topology and Quantum Field Theory in PDF and EPUB The remarkable developments in differential topology and how these recent advances have been applied as a primary research tool in quantum field theory are presented here in a style reflecting the genuinely two-sided interaction between mathematical physics and applied mathematics. The author, following his previous work (Nash/Sen: Differential Topology for Physicists, Academic Press, 1983), covers elliptic differential and pseudo-differential operators, Atiyah-Singer index theory, topological quantum field theory, string theory, and knot theory. The explanatory approach serves to illuminate and clarify these theories for graduate students and research workers entering the field for the first time. Key Features * Treats differential geometry, differential topology, and quantum field theory * Includes elliptic differential and pseudo-differential operators, Atiyah-Singer index theory, topological quantum field theory, string theory, and knot theory * Tackles problems of quantum field theory using differential topology as a tool


Quantum Field Theory

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ISBN: 9781139462761
Release Date: 2007-01-25
Number of pages:
Author: Mark Srednicki
Publisher: Cambridge University Press

Download and read online Quantum Field Theory in PDF and EPUB Quantum field theory is the basic mathematical framework that is used to describe elementary particles. This textbook provides a complete and essential introduction to the subject. Assuming only an undergraduate knowledge of quantum mechanics and special relativity, this book is ideal for graduate students beginning the study of elementary particles. The step-by-step presentation begins with basic concepts illustrated by simple examples, and proceeds through historically important results to thorough treatments of modern topics such as the renormalization group, spinor-helicity methods for quark and gluon scattering, magnetic monopoles, instantons, supersymmetry, and the unification of forces. The book is written in a modular format, with each chapter as self-contained as possible, and with the necessary prerequisite material clearly identified. It is based on a year-long course given by the author and contains extensive problems, with password protected solutions available to lecturers at www.cambridge.org/9780521864497.


Modern Particle Physics

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ISBN: 9781107292543
Release Date: 2013-09-05
Number of pages: 570
Author: Mark Thomson
Publisher: Cambridge University Press

Download and read online Modern Particle Physics in PDF and EPUB Unique in its coverage of all aspects of modern particle physics, this textbook provides a clear connection between the theory and recent experimental results, including the discovery of the Higgs boson at CERN. It provides a comprehensive and self-contained description of the Standard Model of particle physics suitable for upper-level undergraduate students and graduate students studying experimental particle physics. Physical theory is introduced in a straightforward manner with full mathematical derivations throughout. Fully-worked examples enable students to link the mathematical theory to results from modern particle physics experiments. End-of-chapter exercises, graded by difficulty, provide students with a deeper understanding of the subject. Online resources available at www.cambridge.org/MPP feature password-protected fully-worked solutions to problems for instructors, numerical solutions and hints to the problems for students and PowerPoint slides and JPEGs of figures from the book.


Quantum Field Theory in a Nutshell

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ISBN: 1400835321
Release Date: 2010-02-01
Number of pages: 608
Author: A. Zee
Publisher: Princeton University Press

Download and read online Quantum Field Theory in a Nutshell in PDF and EPUB Since it was first published, Quantum Field Theory in a Nutshell has quickly established itself as the most accessible and comprehensive introduction to this profound and deeply fascinating area of theoretical physics. Now in this fully revised and expanded edition, A. Zee covers the latest advances while providing a solid conceptual foundation for students to build on, making this the most up-to-date and modern textbook on quantum field theory available. This expanded edition features several additional chapters, as well as an entirely new section describing recent developments in quantum field theory such as gravitational waves, the helicity spinor formalism, on-shell gluon scattering, recursion relations for amplitudes with complex momenta, and the hidden connection between Yang-Mills theory and Einstein gravity. Zee also provides added exercises, explanations, and examples, as well as detailed appendices, solutions to selected exercises, and suggestions for further reading. The most accessible and comprehensive introductory textbook available Features a fully revised, updated, and expanded text Covers the latest exciting advances in the field Includes new exercises Offers a one-of-a-kind resource for students and researchers Leading universities that have adopted this book include: Arizona State University Boston University Brandeis University Brown University California Institute of Technology Carnegie Mellon College of William & Mary Cornell Harvard University Massachusetts Institute of Technology Northwestern University Ohio State University Princeton University Purdue University - Main Campus Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute Rutgers University - New Brunswick Stanford University University of California - Berkeley University of Central Florida University of Chicago University of Michigan University of Montreal University of Notre Dame Vanderbilt University Virginia Tech University