Quantum Fields on a Lattice

Quantum Fields on a Lattice

by Istvan Montvay, Gernot Munster
     
 

ISBN-10: 0521599172

ISBN-13: 9780521599177

Pub. Date: 03/28/1997

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

Quantum field theory describes basic physical phenomena over an extremely wide range of length or energy scales. Quantum fields exist in space and time, which can be approximated by a set of lattice points. This book presents a comprehensive and coherent account of the theory of quantum fields on a lattice, an essential technique for the study of the strong and

Overview

Quantum field theory describes basic physical phenomena over an extremely wide range of length or energy scales. Quantum fields exist in space and time, which can be approximated by a set of lattice points. This book presents a comprehensive and coherent account of the theory of quantum fields on a lattice, an essential technique for the study of the strong and electroweak nuclear interactions. After introductory chapters on scalar fields, gauge fields and fermion fields, the book studies quarks and gluons in QCD and fermions and bosons in the electroweak theory. The last chapter is devoted to numerical simulations algorithms that have been used in recent large-scale numerical simulations. The book will be valuable for graduate students and researchers in theoretical physics, elementary particle physics, and field theory, as well as non-perturbative approximations and numerical simulations of quantum field phenomena.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780521599177
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
03/28/1997
Series:
Cambridge Monographs on Mathematical Physics Series
Pages:
491
Product dimensions:
6.85(w) x 9.72(h) x 1.02(d)

Table of Contents

Preface; 1. Introduction; 2. Scalar fields; 3. Gauge fields; 4. Fermion fields; 5. Quantum chromodynamics; 6. Higgs and Yukawa models; 7. Simulation algorithms; 8. Appendix; References; Index.

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