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    DescriptionAn Introduction to Quantum Field Theory is a textbook intended for the graduate physics course covering relativistic quantum mechanics, quantum electrodynamics, and Feynman diagrams. The authors make these subjects accessible through carefully worked examples illustrating the technical aspects of the subject, and intuitive explanations of what is going on behind the mathematics. After presenting the basics of quantum electrodynamics, the authors discuss the theory of renormalization and its relation to statistical mechanics, and introduce the renormalization group. This discussion sets the stage for a discussion of the physical principles that underlie the fundamental interactions of elementary particle physics and their description by gauge field theories.


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    Title
    An Introduction to Quantum Field Theory
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Michael E. Peskin, By (author) Daniel V. Schroeder
    Physical properties
    Format: Hardback
    Number of pages: 864
    Width: 163 mm
    Height: 234 mm
    Thickness: 48 mm
    Weight: 1,089 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780201503975
    ISBN 10: 0201503972
    Classifications

    B&T Book Type: NF
    BIC E4L: SCI
    B&T Merchandise Category: TXT
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 01
    Ingram Theme: APPR/CLASSA
    BIC subject category V2: PHQ
    Ingram Subject Code: SE
    Libri: I-SE
    B&T General Subject: 710
    BISAC V2.8: SCI067000
    DC22: 530.143
    LC subject heading:
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: S7.4
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 02
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    B&T Modifier: Text Format: 06
    BISAC V2.8: SCI055000, SCI057000
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    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 16470
    B&T Approval Code: A53301000
    DC20: 530.143
    LC subject heading:
    DC22: 530.1/43
    LC classification: QC174.45.P, QC174.45 .P465 1995
    LC subject heading:
    Thema V1.0: PHQ
    Publisher
    The Perseus Books Group
    Imprint name
    Westview Press Inc
    Publication date
    02 October 1995
    Publication City/Country
    Boulder, CO
    Author Information
    Michael E. Peskin received his doctorate in physics from Cornell University and has held research appointments in theoretical physics at Harvard, Cornell, and CEN Saclay. In 1982, he joined the staff of the Stanford Linear Accelerator Center, where he is now Professor of Physics. Daniel V. Schroeder received his doctorate in physics from Stanford University in 1990. He held visiting appointments at Pomona College before joining the faculty of Weber State University, where he is now Associate Professor of Physics. Michael E. Peskin received his doctorate in physics from Cornell University and has held research appointments in theoretical physics at Harvard, Cornell, and CEN Saclay. In 1982, he joined the staff of the Stanford Linear Accelerator Center, where he is now Professor of Physics. Daniel V. Schroeder received his doctorate in physics from Stanford University in 1990. He held visiting appointments at Pomona College before joining the faculty of Weber State University, where he is now Associate Professor of Physics.
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    An Introduction to Quantum Field Theory is a textbook intended for the graduate physics course covering relativistic quantum mechanics, quantum electrodynamics, and Feynman diagrams. The authors make these subjects accessible through carefully worked examples illustrating the technical aspects of the subject, and intuitive explanations of what is going on behind the mathematics. After presenting the basics of quantum electrodynamics, the authors discuss the theory of renormalization and its relation to statistical mechanics, and introduce the renormalization group. This discussion sets the stage for a discussion of the physical principles that underlie the fundamental interactions of elementary particle physics and their description by gauge field theories.
    Table of contents
    Feynman Diagrams and Quantum Electrodynamics * Invitation: Pair Production in e+e- Annihilation * The Klein-Gordon Field * The Dirac Field * Interacting Fields and Feynman Diagrams * Elementary Processes of Quantum Electrodynamics * Radiative Corrections: Introduction * Radiative Corrections: Some Formal Developments * Final Project: Radiation of Gluon Jets Renormalization * Invitation: Ultraviolet Cutoffs and Critical Fluctuations * Functional Methods * Systematics of Renormalization * Renormalization and Symmetry * The Renormalization Group * Critical Exponents and Scalar Field Theory * Final Project: The Coleman-Weinberg Potential Non-Albelian Gauge Theory * Invitation: The Parton Model of Hadron Structure * Non-Albein Gauge Invariance * Quantization of Non-Abelian Gauge Theories * Quantum Chromodynamics * Operator Products and Effective Vertices * Perturbation Theory Anomalies * Gauge Theories with Spontaneous Symmetry Breaking * Quantization of Spontaneously Broken Gauge Theories * Final Project: Decays of the Higgs Boson * Epilogue: Field Theory at the Frontier