An Introduction to Quantum Field Theory / Edition 1

An Introduction to Quantum Field Theory / Edition 1

by Michael E. Peskin, Daniel V. Schroeder
     
 


"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"See more details below

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"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"

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ISBN-13:
9780201503975
Publisher:
Westview Press
Publication date:
04/28/2007
Series:
Frontiers in Physics
Edition description:
REV
Pages:
864
Sales rank:
767,508
Product dimensions:
6.54(w) x 9.46(h) x 1.66(d)

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Michael E. Peskin received his doctorate in physics from Cornell University and has held research appointments in theoretical physics at Harvard, Cornell, and CEN Saclay. In 1982, he joined the staff of the Stanford Linear Accelerator Center, where he is now Professor of Physics. Daniel V. Schroeder received his doctorate in physics from Stanford University in 1990. He held visiting appointments at Pomona College before joining the faculty of Weber State University, where he is now Associate Professor of Physics. Michael E. Peskin received his doctorate in physics from Cornell University and has held research appointments in theoretical physics at Harvard, Cornell, and CEN Saclay. In 1982, he joined the staff of the Stanford Linear Accelerator Center, where he is now Professor of Physics. Daniel V. Schroeder received his doctorate in physics from Stanford University in 1990. He held visiting appointments at Pomona College before joining the faculty of Weber State University, where he is now Associate Professor of Physics.

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Table of Contents

Preface
Notations and Conventions
Editor's Foreword
1Pair Production in e[superscript +]e[superscript -] Annihilation3
2The Klein-Gordon Field13
3The Dirac Field35
4Interacting Fields and Feynman Diagrams77
5Elementary Processes of Quantum Electrodynamics131
6Radiative Corrections: Introduction175
7Radiative Corrections: Some Formal Developments211
8Ultraviolet Cutoffs and Critical Fluctuations265
9Functional Methods275
10Systematics of Renormalization315
11Renormalization and Symmetry347
12The Renormalization Group393
13Critical Exponents and Scalar Field Theory439
14The Parton Model of Hadron Structure473
15Non-Abelian Gauge Invariance481
16Quantization of Non-Abelian Gauge Theories505
17Quantum Chromodynamics545
18Operator Products and Effective Vertices599
19Perturbation Theory Anomalies651
20Gauge Theories with Spontaneous Symmetry Breaking689
21Quantization of Spontaneously Broken Gauge Theories731
22Quantum Field Theory at the Frontier781
Appendix: Reference Formulae801
Bibliography811
Index817

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