Renormalization: An Introduction to Renormalization, the Renormalization Group and the Operator-Product Expansion

Renormalization: An Introduction to Renormalization, the Renormalization Group and the Operator-Product Expansion

by John C. Collins
     
 

ISBN-10: 0521311772

ISBN-13: 9780521311779

Pub. Date: 02/28/2003

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

Most of the numerical predictions of experimental phenomena in particle physics over the last decade have been made possible by the discovery and exploitation of the simplifications that can happen when phenomena are investigated on short distance and time scales. This book provides a coherent exposition of the techniques underlying these calculations. After

Overview

Most of the numerical predictions of experimental phenomena in particle physics over the last decade have been made possible by the discovery and exploitation of the simplifications that can happen when phenomena are investigated on short distance and time scales. This book provides a coherent exposition of the techniques underlying these calculations. After reminding the reader of some basic properties of field theories, examples are used to explain the problems to be treated. Then the technique of dimensional regularization and the renormalization group. Finally a number of key applications are treated, culminating in the treatment of deeply inelastic scattering.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780521311779
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
02/28/2003
Series:
Cambridge Monographs on Mathematical Physics Series
Edition description:
Reprint
Pages:
392
Sales rank:
1,062,801
Product dimensions:
5.98(w) x 8.98(h) x 0.87(d)

Table of Contents

1. Introduction; 2. Quantum field theory; 3. Basic examples; 4. Dimensional regularization; 5. Renormalization; 6. Composite operators; 7. Renormalization group; 8. Large-mass expansion; 9. Global symmetries; 10. Operator-product expansion; 11. Coordinate space; 12. Renormalization of gauge theories; 13. Anomalies; 14. Deep-inelastic scattering; References; Index.

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