Quantum Field Theory, 1st ed. 2016 The Why, What and How Graduate Texts in Physics Series
Auteur : Padmanabhan Thanu
This book describes, in clear terms, the Why, What and the How of Quantum Field Theory. The raison d'etre of QFT is explained by starting from the dynamics of a relativistic particle and demonstrating how it leads to the notion of quantum fields. Non-perturbative aspects and the Wilsonian interpretation of field theory are emphasized right from the start. Several interesting topics such as the Schwinger effect, Davies-Unruh effect, Casimir effect and spontaneous symmetry breaking introduce the reader to the elegance and breadth of applicability of field theoretical concepts. Complementing the conceptual aspects, the book also develops all the relevant mathematical techniques in detail, leading e.g., to the computation of anomalous magnetic moment of the electron and the two-loop renormalisation of the self-interacting scalar field. It contains nearly a hundred problems, of varying degrees of difficulty, making it suitable for both self-study and classroom use.
A refreshingly new approach to developing and teaching QFT
Author is a leading theoretical physicist, known too for his excellent writing and teaching
A slim volume but covering all the main concepts and calculational prerequisites
Problems interspersed in the text help to give the student a deep understanding in confidence in using QFT
Interesting applications beyond standard calculations show the broad range of applicability of these methods
Date de parution : 02-2016
Ouvrage de 283 p.
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