Finite-Temperature Field Theory: Principles and Applications / Edition 2

Finite-Temperature Field Theory: Principles and Applications / Edition 2

by Joseph I. Kapusta, Charles Gale
     
 

ISBN-10: 0521173221

ISBN-13: 9780521173223

Pub. Date: 11/25/2010

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

Thoroughly revised and updated, this new edition develops the basic formalism and theoretical techniques for studying relativistic field theory at finite temperature and density. It starts with the path-integral representation of the partition function and then proceeds to develop diagrammatic perturbation techniques. The standard model is discussed, along with the…  See more details below

Overview

Thoroughly revised and updated, this new edition develops the basic formalism and theoretical techniques for studying relativistic field theory at finite temperature and density. It starts with the path-integral representation of the partition function and then proceeds to develop diagrammatic perturbation techniques. The standard model is discussed, along with the nature of the phase transitions in strongly interacting systems and applications to relativistic heavy ion collisions, dense stellar objects, and the early universe. First Edition Hb (1989):
0-521-35155-3 First Edition Pb (1994):
0-521-44945-6

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780521173223
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
11/25/2010
Series:
Cambridge Monographs on Mathematical Physics Series
Pages:
442
Product dimensions:
6.69(w) x 9.61(h) x 0.91(d)

Table of Contents

1. Review of quantum statistical mechanics;
2. Functional integral representation of the partition function;
3. Interactions and diagrammatic techniques;
4. Renormalisation;
5. Quantum electrodynamics;
6. Linear response theory;
7. Spontaneous symmetry breaking and restoration;
8. Quantum chromodynamics;
9. Resummation and hard thermal loops;
10. Lattice gauge theory;
11. Dense nuclear matter;
12. Hot hadronic matter;
13. Nucleation theory;
14. Heavy ion collisions;
15. Weak interactions;
16. Astrophysics and cosmology; Conclusion; Appendix.

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