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Overview

This detailed introduction develops the concepts and techniques of field quantization, including both the traditional methods of cannonical quantization and the modern approach using path integrals. It is intended for readers well-versed in the basics of quantum mechanics.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9783540591795
  • Publisher: Springer-Verlag New York, LLC
  • Publication date: 2/23/1996
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 440
  • Product dimensions: 0.93 (w) x 7.50 (h) x 9.25 (d)

Table of Contents

1 Classical and Quantum Mechanics of Particle Systems 3
2 Classical Field Theory 31
3 Nonrelativistic Quantum Field Theory 57
4 Spin-0 Fields: The Klein-Gordon Equation 75
5 Spin-1/2 Fields: The Dirac Equation 117
6 Spin-1 Fields: The Maxwell and Proca Equations 141
7 Quantization of the Photon Field 171
8 Interacting Quantum Fields 211
9 The Reduction Formalism 269
10 Discrete Symmetry Transformations 301
11 The Path-Integral Method 337
12 Path Integrals in Field Theory 365
Index 433
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