Quantum Field Theory / Edition 2

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Consists of three main objectives: to explain the basic physics and formalism of quantum field theory, to make readers totally proficient in theory calculations using Feynman diagrams, to introduce gauge theories which play a major role in elementary particle physics. This revision contains developments of W and Z bosons and their implications, updated references and an improved treatment of dimensional regularization.
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Revised and updated edition (1st ed., 1984) of an introduction to quantum field theory for students beginning research in theoretical and experimental physics. The main objectives are to explain the basic physics and formalism of quantum field theory, to bring about proficiency in theory calculations using Feynman diagrams, and to introduce gauge theories, which play a central role in elementary particle physics. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
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"...designed as a short and simple introduction to quantum field theory for students beginning research in theoretical and experimental analysis." (Zentralblatt MATH, Vol. 972, 2001/22)
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780471496830
  • Publisher: Wiley
  • Publication date: 6/8/2010
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 492
  • Product dimensions: 6.70 (w) x 9.80 (h) x 1.30 (d)

Table of Contents

Preface to the revised edition
1 Photons and the Electromagnetic Field 1
2 Lagrangian Field Theory 27
3 The Klein-Gordon Field 43
4 The Dirac Field 61
5 Photons: Covariant Theory 81
6 The S-Matrix Expansion 95
7 Feynman Diagrams and Rules in QED 107
8 QED Processes in Lowest Order 137
9 Radiative Corrections 175
10 Regularization 221
11 Weak Interactions 235
12 A Gauge Theory of Weak Interactions 261
13 Spontaneous Symmetry Breaking 279
14 The Standard Electro-Weak Theory 297
Appendix A The Dirac Equation 331
Appendix B Feynman Rules and Formulae for Perturbation Theory 345
Index 355
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