Aspects of Symmetry : Selected Erice Lectures
For almost two decades, Sidney Coleman has been giving review lectures on frontier topics in theoretical high-energy physics at the International School of Subnuclear Physics held each year at Erice, Sicily. This volume is a collection of some of the best of these lectures. To this day they have few rivals for clarity of exposition and depth of insight. Although very popular when first published, many of the lectures have been difficult to obtain recently. Graduate students and professionals in high-energy physics will welcome this collection by a master of the field.
- Electronic book text
- 11 May 2012
- CAMBRIDGE UNIVERSITY PRESS
- Cambridge University Press (Virtual Publishing)
- Cambridge, United Kingdom
Table of contents
Preface; Acknowledgements; 1. An introduction to unitary symmetry; 2. Soft pions; 3. Dilatations; 4. Renormalization and symmetry: a review for non-specialists; 5. Secret symmetry: an introduction to spontaneous symmetry breakdown and gauge fields; 6. Classical lumps and their quantum descendants; 7. The uses of instantous; 8. 1/N; Appendices; Notes and references.
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