An introduction to quantum field theory / Michael E. Peskin, Daniel V. Schroeder.

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  • Reading, Mass. ; Wokingham : Addison-Wesley [1995], ©1995
Physical description
xxii, 842 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
ISBN
  • 0201503972
  • 9780201503975
Notes
  • "Advanced book program" -- t.p.
  • Includes bibliographical references (p. 811-815) and index.
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  • Illustrated
  • text
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  • English

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An introduction to quantum field theory / Michael E. Peskin, Daniel V. Schroeder.

Author
Other titles
  • Quantum field theory
Published
  • Reading, Mass. : Addison-Wesley 1995
Physical description
1 online resource (1064 pages)
ISBN
  • 9780813345437
  • 9780201503975
Local notes
  • Access may be restricted to authorized University of Edinburgh users.
Notes
  • "Advanced book program."
  • Includes bibliographical references (pages 811-815) and index.
  • Mode of access: World Wide Web.
Contents
  • Invitation : pair production in ee⁻ 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 -- Ultraviolet cutoffs and critical fluctuations -- Functional methods -- Systematics of renormalization -- Renormalization and symmetry -- The renormalization group -- Critical exponents and scalar field theory -- The parton model of hadron structure -- Non-Abelian gauge Invariance -- Quantization of non-Abelian gauge theories -- Quantum chromodynamics -- Operator products and effective vertices -- Perturbation theory anomalies -- Gauge theories with spontaneous symmetry breaking -- Quantization of spontaneously broken gauge theories -- Quantum field theory at the frontier -- Appendix: Reference formulae.
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  • English
  • 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.

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