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The Resource Quantum Field Theory II : Introductions to Quantum Gravity, Supersymmetry and String Theory, by Edouard B. Manoukian, (electronic resource)
Quantum Field Theory II : Introductions to Quantum Gravity, Supersymmetry and String Theory, by Edouard B. Manoukian, (electronic resource)
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 This book takes a pedagogical approach to explaining quantum gravity, supersymmetry and string theory in a coherent way. It is aimed at graduate students and researchers in quantum field theory and highenergy physics. The first part of the book introduces quantum gravity, without requiring previous knowledge of general relativity (GR). The necessary geometrical aspects are derived afresh leading to explicit general Lagrangians for gravity, including that of general relativity. The quantum aspect of gravitation, as described by the graviton, is introduced and perturbative quantum GR is discussed. The SchwingerDeWitt formalism is developed to compute the oneloop contribution to the theory and renormalizability aspects of the perturbative theory are also discussed. This follows by introducing only the very basics of a nonperturbative, backgroundindependent, formulation of quantum gravity, referred to as “loop quantum gravity”, which gives rise to a quantization of space. In the second part the author introduces supersymmetry and its consequences. The generation of superfields is represented in detail. Supersymmetric generalizations of Maxwell’s Theory as well as of YangMills field theory, and of the standard model are worked out. Spontaneous symmetry breaking, improvement of the divergence problem in supersymmetric field theory, and its role in the hierarchy problem are covered. The unification of the fundamental constants in a supersymmetric version of the standard model are then studied. Geometrical aspects necessary to study supergravity are developed culminating in the derivation of its full action. The third part introduces string theory and the analysis of the spectra of the mass (squared) operator associated with the oscillating strings. The properties of the underlying fields, associated with massless particles, encountered in string theory are studied in some detail. Elements of compactification, duality and Dbranes are given, as well of the generation of vertices and interactions of strings. In the final sections, the author shows how to recover GR and the YangMills field Theory from string theory.
 Language
 eng
 Extent
 XV, 364 p. 30 illus.
 Contents

 Preface
 Introduction to Quantum Gravity
 Introduction to Supersymmetry
 Introduction to String Theory
 Appendices
 Solutions to the Problems
 Index
 Isbn
 9783319338521
 Label
 Quantum Field Theory II : Introductions to Quantum Gravity, Supersymmetry and String Theory
 Title
 Quantum Field Theory II
 Title remainder
 Introductions to Quantum Gravity, Supersymmetry and String Theory
 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
 Classical and Quantum Gravitation, Relativity Theory
 Electronic resources
 Gravitation
 Gravitation
 Mathematical Physics
 Mathematical Physics
 Language
 eng
 Summary
 This book takes a pedagogical approach to explaining quantum gravity, supersymmetry and string theory in a coherent way. It is aimed at graduate students and researchers in quantum field theory and highenergy physics. The first part of the book introduces quantum gravity, without requiring previous knowledge of general relativity (GR). The necessary geometrical aspects are derived afresh leading to explicit general Lagrangians for gravity, including that of general relativity. The quantum aspect of gravitation, as described by the graviton, is introduced and perturbative quantum GR is discussed. The SchwingerDeWitt formalism is developed to compute the oneloop contribution to the theory and renormalizability aspects of the perturbative theory are also discussed. This follows by introducing only the very basics of a nonperturbative, backgroundindependent, formulation of quantum gravity, referred to as “loop quantum gravity”, which gives rise to a quantization of space. In the second part the author introduces supersymmetry and its consequences. The generation of superfields is represented in detail. Supersymmetric generalizations of Maxwell’s Theory as well as of YangMills field theory, and of the standard model are worked out. Spontaneous symmetry breaking, improvement of the divergence problem in supersymmetric field theory, and its role in the hierarchy problem are covered. The unification of the fundamental constants in a supersymmetric version of the standard model are then studied. Geometrical aspects necessary to study supergravity are developed culminating in the derivation of its full action. The third part introduces string theory and the analysis of the spectra of the mass (squared) operator associated with the oscillating strings. The properties of the underlying fields, associated with massless particles, encountered in string theory are studied in some detail. Elements of compactification, duality and Dbranes are given, as well of the generation of vertices and interactions of strings. In the final sections, the author shows how to recover GR and the YangMills field Theory from string theory.
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 Mathematical physics
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 String theory
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 Quantum Field Theories, String Theory
 Classical and Quantum Gravitation, Relativity Theory
 Mathematical Physics
 Quantum Physics
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 XV, 364 p. 30 illus.
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 Quantum Field Theory II : Introductions to Quantum Gravity, Supersymmetry and String Theory, by Edouard B. Manoukian, (electronic resource)
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 Preface  Introduction to Quantum Gravity  Introduction to Supersymmetry  Introduction to String Theory  Appendices  Solutions to the Problems  Index
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 XV, 364 p. 30 illus.
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 multiple file formats
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 9783319338521
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 10.1007/9783319338521
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 online resource.
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 (DEHe213)9783319338521
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
 Classical and Quantum Gravitation, Relativity Theory
 Electronic resources
 Gravitation
 Gravitation
 Mathematical Physics
 Mathematical Physics
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