This is a concise graduate level introduction to analytical functional methods in quantum field theory.
- Cambridge University Press
- Publication date:
- Cambridge Monographs on Mathematical Physics Series
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- Product dimensions:
- 5.98(w) x 8.98(h) x 0.79(d)
Table of Contents
Preface; 1. Scalar Green functions and their perturbative solutions; 2. Connected Green functions and their one-particle irreducible components; 3. Regularisation and renormalisation; 4. The scalar functional integral; 5. Series expansions and their summation; 6. Taking the path integral more seriously; 7. Quantum theory on non-simply-connected configuration spaces; 8. Stochastic quantisation; 9. Fermions; 10. Quantum electrodynamics; 11. Non-abelian gauge theories; 12. Explicit symmetry breaking and its classical limit; 13. The effective potential; 14. Field theory at non-zero temperature; 15. Field theory at non-zero temperature: real-time formulation; 16. Instantons; 17. Composite fields and the large-N limit; References; Index.
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