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The Resource Quantum Field Theory I : Foundations and Abelian and NonAbelian Gauge Theories, by Edouard B. Manoukian, (electronic resource)
Quantum Field Theory I : Foundations and Abelian and NonAbelian Gauge Theories, by Edouard B. Manoukian, (electronic resource)
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 This textbook covers a broad spectrum of developments in QFT, emphasizing those aspects that are now well consolidated and for which satisfactory theoretical descriptions have been provided. The book is unique in that it offers a new approach to the subject and explores many topics merely touched upon, if covered at all, in standard reference works. A detailed and largely nontechnical introductory chapter traces the development of QFT from its inception in 1926. The elegant functional differential approach put forward by Schwinger, referred to as the quantum dynamical (action) principle, and its underlying theory are used systematically in order to generate the socalled vacuumtovacuum transition amplitude of both abelian and nonabelian gauge theories, in addition to Feynman’s wellknown functional integral approach, referred to as the pathintegral approach. Given the wealth of information also to be found in the abelian case, equal importance is put on both abelian and nonabelian gauge theories. Particular emphasis is placed on the concept of a quantum field and its particle content to provide an appropriate description of physical processes at high energies, where relativity becomes indispensable. Moreover, quantum mechanics implies that a wave function renormalization arises in the QFT field independent of any perturbation theory  a point not sufficiently emphasized in the literature. The book provides an overview of all the fields encountered in present highenergy physics, together with the details of the underlying derivations. Further, it presents “deep inelastic” experiments as a fundamental application of quantum chromodynamics. Though the author makes a point of deriving points in detail, the book still requires good background knowledge of quantum mechanics, including the Dirac Theory, as well as elements of the KleinGordon equation. The present volume sets the language, the notation and provides additional background for reading Quantum Field Theory II  Introduction to Quantum Gravity, Supersymmetry and String Theory, by the same author. Students in this field might benefit from first reading the book Quantum Theory: A Wide Spectrum (Springer, 2006), by the same author
 Language
 eng
 Extent
 XX, 586 p. 77 illus.
 Contents

 Acknowledgements
 Preface to Volume I
 Notation and Data
 Introduction
 Preliminaries
 Quantum Field Theory Methods of Spin 1/2
 Fundamental Aspects of Quantum Field Theory
 Abelian Gauge Theories
 Non Abelian Gauge Theories
 Appendix I: The Dirac Formalism
 Appendix II: Doing Intergals in Field Theory
 Appendix III: Analytic Continuation in Spacetime Dimension and Dimensional Regulation
 Appendix IV: Schwinger’s Point Splitting Method of Currents: Arbitrary Orders
 Appendix V: Renormalization and the Underlying Subtractions
 Solutions to the Problems
 Index
 Isbn
 9783319309392
 Label
 Quantum Field Theory I : Foundations and Abelian and NonAbelian Gauge Theories
 Title
 Quantum Field Theory I
 Title remainder
 Foundations and Abelian and NonAbelian Gauge Theories
 Statement of responsibility
 by Edouard B. Manoukian
 Subject

 Mathematical physics
 Mathematical physics
 Physics
 Physics
 Physics
 Quantum Field Theories, String Theory
 Quantum Physics
 Quantum Physics
 Quantum field theory
 Quantum field theory
 Quantum physics
 Quantum physics
 String theory
 String theory
 Electronic resources
 Elementary Particles, Quantum Field Theory
 Elementary particles (Physics)
 Elementary particles (Physics)
 Mathematical Physics
 Mathematical Physics
 Language
 eng
 Summary
 This textbook covers a broad spectrum of developments in QFT, emphasizing those aspects that are now well consolidated and for which satisfactory theoretical descriptions have been provided. The book is unique in that it offers a new approach to the subject and explores many topics merely touched upon, if covered at all, in standard reference works. A detailed and largely nontechnical introductory chapter traces the development of QFT from its inception in 1926. The elegant functional differential approach put forward by Schwinger, referred to as the quantum dynamical (action) principle, and its underlying theory are used systematically in order to generate the socalled vacuumtovacuum transition amplitude of both abelian and nonabelian gauge theories, in addition to Feynman’s wellknown functional integral approach, referred to as the pathintegral approach. Given the wealth of information also to be found in the abelian case, equal importance is put on both abelian and nonabelian gauge theories. Particular emphasis is placed on the concept of a quantum field and its particle content to provide an appropriate description of physical processes at high energies, where relativity becomes indispensable. Moreover, quantum mechanics implies that a wave function renormalization arises in the QFT field independent of any perturbation theory  a point not sufficiently emphasized in the literature. The book provides an overview of all the fields encountered in present highenergy physics, together with the details of the underlying derivations. Further, it presents “deep inelastic” experiments as a fundamental application of quantum chromodynamics. Though the author makes a point of deriving points in detail, the book still requires good background knowledge of quantum mechanics, including the Dirac Theory, as well as elements of the KleinGordon equation. The present volume sets the language, the notation and provides additional background for reading Quantum Field Theory II  Introduction to Quantum Gravity, Supersymmetry and String Theory, by the same author. Students in this field might benefit from first reading the book Quantum Theory: A Wide Spectrum (Springer, 2006), by the same author
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 Quantum field theory
 String theory
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 Elementary particles (Physics)
 Physics
 Quantum Field Theories, String Theory
 Elementary Particles, Quantum Field Theory
 Mathematical Physics
 Quantum Physics
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 Acknowledgements  Preface to Volume I  Notation and Data  Introduction  Preliminaries  Quantum Field Theory Methods of Spin 1/2  Fundamental Aspects of Quantum Field Theory  Abelian Gauge Theories  Non Abelian Gauge Theories  Appendix I: The Dirac Formalism  Appendix II: Doing Intergals in Field Theory  Appendix III: Analytic Continuation in Spacetime Dimension and Dimensional Regulation  Appendix IV: Schwinger’s Point Splitting Method of Currents: Arbitrary Orders  Appendix V: Renormalization and the Underlying Subtractions  Solutions to the Problems  Index
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 Acknowledgements  Preface to Volume I  Notation and Data  Introduction  Preliminaries  Quantum Field Theory Methods of Spin 1/2  Fundamental Aspects of Quantum Field Theory  Abelian Gauge Theories  Non Abelian Gauge Theories  Appendix I: The Dirac Formalism  Appendix II: Doing Intergals in Field Theory  Appendix III: Analytic Continuation in Spacetime Dimension and Dimensional Regulation  Appendix IV: Schwinger’s Point Splitting Method of Currents: Arbitrary Orders  Appendix V: Renormalization and the Underlying Subtractions  Solutions to the Problems  Index
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 XX, 586 p. 77 illus.
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 9783319309392
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 rdamedia
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 10.1007/9783319309392
 Other physical details
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 remote
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 (DEHe213)9783319309392
Subject
 Mathematical physics
 Mathematical physics
 Physics
 Physics
 Physics
 Quantum Field Theories, String Theory
 Quantum Physics
 Quantum Physics
 Quantum field theory
 Quantum field theory
 Quantum physics
 Quantum physics
 String theory
 String theory
 Electronic resources
 Elementary Particles, Quantum Field Theory
 Elementary particles (Physics)
 Elementary particles (Physics)
 Mathematical Physics
 Mathematical Physics
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