×

Uh-oh, it looks like your Internet Explorer is out of date.

For a better shopping experience, please upgrade now.

Quarks, Gluons and Lattices
     

Quarks, Gluons and Lattices

by Michael Creutz
 

ISBN-10: 0521315352

ISBN-13: 9780521315357

Pub. Date: 07/28/1985

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

This book introduces the lattice approach to quantum field theory. The spectacular successes of this technique include compelling evidence that exchange of gauge gluons can confine the quarks within subnuclear matter. The lattice framework enables novel schemes for quantitative calculation and has caused considerable cross-disciplinary activity between elementary

Overview

This book introduces the lattice approach to quantum field theory. The spectacular successes of this technique include compelling evidence that exchange of gauge gluons can confine the quarks within subnuclear matter. The lattice framework enables novel schemes for quantitative calculation and has caused considerable cross-disciplinary activity between elementary particle and solid state physicists. The treatment begins with the lattice definition of a path integral and ends on Monte Carlo simulation methods. Other topics include invariant group integration, duality, mean field theory and renormalization group techniques. The reader is assumed to have a basic background in relativistic quantum mechanics and some exposure to gauge theories.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780521315357
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
07/28/1985
Series:
Cambridge Monographs on Mathematical Physics Series
Edition description:
Reprint
Pages:
176
Product dimensions:
5.98(w) x 8.98(h) x 0.39(d)

Related Subjects

Table of Contents

Preface; 1. Quarks and gluons; 2. Lattices; 3. Path integrals and statistical mechanics; 4. Scalar fields; 5. Fermions; 6. Gauge fields; 7. Lattice gauge theory; 8. Group integration; 9. Gauge-invariance and order parameters; 10. Strong coupling; 11. Weak coupling; 12. Renormalization and the continuum limit; 13. Asymptotic freedom and dimensional transmutation; 14. Mean field theory; 15. The Hamiltonian approach; 16. Discrete groups and duality; 17. Migdal-Kadanoff recursion relations; 18. Monte Carlo simulation I: the method; 19. Monte Carlo simulation II: measuring observables; 20. Beyond the Wilson action; References; Index.

Customer Reviews

Average Review:

Post to your social network

     

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

See all customer reviews