Quantum Field Theory in a Nutshell: Second Edition / Edition 2
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Quantum Field Theory in a Nutshell: Second Edition / Edition 2

by A. Zee
     
 

ISBN-10: 0691140340

ISBN-13: 9780691140346

Pub. Date: 02/21/2010

Publisher: Princeton University Press

Since it was first published, Quantum Field Theory in a Nutshell has quickly established itself as the most accessible and comprehensive introduction to this profound and deeply fascinating area of theoretical physics. Now in this fully revised and expanded edition, A. Zee covers the latest advances while providing a solid conceptual foundation for students

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Since it was first published, Quantum Field Theory in a Nutshell has quickly established itself as the most accessible and comprehensive introduction to this profound and deeply fascinating area of theoretical physics. Now in this fully revised and expanded edition, A. Zee covers the latest advances while providing a solid conceptual foundation for students to build on, making this the most up-to-date and modern textbook on quantum field theory available.

This expanded edition features several additional chapters, as well as an entirely new section describing recent developments in quantum field theory such as gravitational waves, the helicity spinor formalism, on-shell gluon scattering, recursion relations for amplitudes with complex momenta, and the hidden connection between Yang-Mills theory and Einstein gravity. Zee also provides added exercises, explanations, and examples, as well as detailed appendices, solutions to selected exercises, and suggestions for further reading.

  • The most accessible and comprehensive introductory textbook available
  • Features a fully revised, updated, and expanded text
  • Covers the latest exciting advances in the field
  • Includes new exercises
  • Offers a one-of-a-kind resource for students and researchers

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780691140346
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
Publication date:
02/21/2010
Series:
In a Nutshell Series
Edition description:
Second
Pages:
576
Sales rank:
229,176
Product dimensions:
7.00(w) x 10.00(h) x 1.40(d)

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Table of Contents

Convention, Notation, and Units

Pt. I Motivation and Foundation 3

Pt. II Dirac and the Spinor 93

Pt. III Renormalization and Gauge Invariance 161

Pt. IV Symmetry and Symmetry Breaking 223

Pt. V Field Theory and Collective Phenomena 283

Pt. VI Field Theory and Condensed Matter 315

Pt. VII Grand Unification 371

Pt. VIII Gravity and Beyond 433

Closing Words 473

Part N 479

More Closing Words 521

App. A Gaussian Integration and the Central Identity of Quantum Field Theory 523

App. B A Brief Review of Group Theory 525

App. C Feynman Rules 534

App. D Various Identities and Feynman Integrals 538

App. E Dotted and Undotted Indices and the Majorana Spinor 541

Solutions to Selected Exercises 545

Further Reading 559

Index 563

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