Gauge Field Theories / Edition 2

Gauge Field Theories / Edition 2

by Stefan Pokorski
     
 

ISBN-10: 0521478162

ISBN-13: 9780521478168

Pub. Date: 03/28/2000

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

Quantum field theory forms the present theoretical framework for our understanding of the fundamental interactions of particle physics. This updated and expanded volume examines gauge theories and their symmetries with an emphasis on their physical and technical aspects. A new introductory chapter gives a systematic overview to classical field theories and a short

Overview

Quantum field theory forms the present theoretical framework for our understanding of the fundamental interactions of particle physics. This updated and expanded volume examines gauge theories and their symmetries with an emphasis on their physical and technical aspects. A new introductory chapter gives a systematic overview to classical field theories and a short discussion of their canonical quantization and the discrete symmetries C, P and T. Coverage provides a brief exposition of perturbation theory, the renormalization program, and the use of the renormalization group equation. It then explores topics of current research interest including chiral symmetry and its breaking, anomalies, and low energy effective Lagrangians and some basics of supersymmetry. A chapter on the basics of the electroweak theory is also new to this edition, as well as an appendix that contains a complete set of Feynman rules for the Standard Model. This volume will be ideal for graduate students and researchers in theoretical physics, condensed matter physics, and applied mathematics.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780521478168
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
03/28/2000
Series:
Cambridge Monographs on Mathematical Physics Series
Edition description:
REV
Pages:
632
Product dimensions:
6.85(w) x 9.72(h) x 1.34(d)

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Table of Contents

Preface; Introduction; 1. Classical fields, symmetries and their breaking; 2. Path integral formulation of quantum field theory; 3. Feynman rules for Yang-Mills theories; 4. Introduction to the theory of renormalization; 5. Quantum electrodynamics; 6. Renormalization group; 7. Scale invariance and operator product expansion; 8. Quantum chromodynamics; 9. Chiral symmetry, spontaneous symmetry breaking; 10. Spontaneous and explicit global symmetry breaking; 11. Higgs mechanisms in gauge theories; 12. Standard electroweak theory; 13. Chiral anomalies; 14. Effective lagrangians; 15. Introduction to supersymmetry; Appendices.

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