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Quantum field theory in a nutshell, A. Zee

Label
Quantum field theory in a nutshell
Title
Quantum field theory in a nutshell
Statement of responsibility
A. Zee
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Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"Since it was first published, Quantum Field Theory in a Nutshell has quickly established itself as the most accessible and comprehensive introduction to this profound and deeply fascinating area of theoretical physics. Now in this fully revised and expanded edition, A. Zee covers the latest advances while providing a solid conceptual foundation for students to build on, making this the most up-to-date and modern textbook on quantum field theory available." "This expanded edition features several additional chapters, as well as an entirely new section describing recent developments in quantum field theory such as gravitational waves, the helicity spinor formalism, on-shell gluon scattering, recursion relations for amplitudes with complex momenta, and the hidden connection between Yang-Mills theory and Einstein gravity. Zee also provides added exercises, explanations, and examples, as well as detailed appendices, solutions to selected exercises, and suggestions for further reading."--Jacket
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DLC
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Zee, A
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
QC174.45
LC item number
.Z44 2010
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
In a nutshell
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  • Quantum field theory
  • Quantum field theory
  • Quantenfeldtheorie
  • Quantenfeldtheorie
  • Quantenfeld
Label
Quantum field theory in a nutshell, A. Zee
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
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volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Convention, notation, and units -- Motivation and foundation. Who needs it? -- Path integral formulation of quantum physics -- From mattress to field -- From field to particle to force -- Coulomb and Newton : repulsion and attraction -- Inverse square law and the floating 3-brane -- Feynman diagrams -- Quantizing canonically and disturbing the vacuum -- Symmetry -- Field theory in curved spacetime -- Field theory redux -- Dirac and the spinor. The Dirac equation -- Quantizing the Dirac field -- Lorentz group and Weyl spinors -- Spin-statistics connection -- Vacuum energy, Grassmann integrals, and Feynman diagrams for fermions -- Electron scattering and gauge invariance -- Diagrammatic proof of gauge invariance -- Renormalization and gauge invariance. Cutting off our ignorance -- Renormalizable versus nonrenormalizable -- Counterterms and physical perturbation theory -- Gauge invariance : a photon can find no rest -- Field theory without relativity -- The magnetic moment of the electron -- Polarizing the vacuum and renormalizing the charge -- Symmetry and symmetry breaking. Symmetry breaking -- The pion as a Nambu-Goldstone boson -- Effective potential -- Magnetic monopole -- Nonabelian gauge theory -- The Anderson-Higgs mechanism -- Chiral anomaly -- Field theory and collective phenomena. Superfluids -- Euclid, Boltzmann, Hawking, and field theory at finite temperature -- Landau-Ginzburg theory of critical phenomena -- Superconductivity -- Peierls instability -- Solitons -- Vortices, monopoles, and instantons -- Field theory and condensed matter. Fractional statistics, Chern-Simons term, and topological field theory -- Quantum hall fluids -- Duality -- The [Sigma] models as effective field theories -- Ferromagnets and antiferromagnets -- Surface growth and field theory -- Disorder : replicas and Grassmannian symmetry -- Renormalization group flow as a natural concept in high energy and condensed matter physics -- Grand unification. Quantizing Yang-Mills theory and lattice gauge theory -- Electroweak unification -- Quantum chromodynamics -- Large N expansion -- Grand unification -- Protons are not forever -- SO (10) unification -- Gravity and beyond. Gravity as a field theory and the Kaluza-Klein picture -- The cosmological constant problem and the cosmic coincidence problem -- Effective field theory approach to understanding nature -- Supersymmetry : a very brief introduction -- A glimpse of string theory as a 2-dimensional field theory -- Closing words -- Gravitational Waves and Effective Field Theory -- Gluon Scattering in Pure Yang-Mills Theory -- Subterranean Connections in Guage Theories -- Is Einstein Gravity Secretely the Square of Yang-Mills Theory? -- More Closing words
Dimensions
26 cm.
Edition
2nd ed.
Extent
xxvi, 576 pages
Isbn
9780691140346
Isbn Type
(hardcover : alk. paper)
Lccn
2009015469
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (OCoLC)318585662
  • (OCoLC)ocn318585662
Label
Quantum field theory in a nutshell, A. Zee
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Convention, notation, and units -- Motivation and foundation. Who needs it? -- Path integral formulation of quantum physics -- From mattress to field -- From field to particle to force -- Coulomb and Newton : repulsion and attraction -- Inverse square law and the floating 3-brane -- Feynman diagrams -- Quantizing canonically and disturbing the vacuum -- Symmetry -- Field theory in curved spacetime -- Field theory redux -- Dirac and the spinor. The Dirac equation -- Quantizing the Dirac field -- Lorentz group and Weyl spinors -- Spin-statistics connection -- Vacuum energy, Grassmann integrals, and Feynman diagrams for fermions -- Electron scattering and gauge invariance -- Diagrammatic proof of gauge invariance -- Renormalization and gauge invariance. Cutting off our ignorance -- Renormalizable versus nonrenormalizable -- Counterterms and physical perturbation theory -- Gauge invariance : a photon can find no rest -- Field theory without relativity -- The magnetic moment of the electron -- Polarizing the vacuum and renormalizing the charge -- Symmetry and symmetry breaking. Symmetry breaking -- The pion as a Nambu-Goldstone boson -- Effective potential -- Magnetic monopole -- Nonabelian gauge theory -- The Anderson-Higgs mechanism -- Chiral anomaly -- Field theory and collective phenomena. Superfluids -- Euclid, Boltzmann, Hawking, and field theory at finite temperature -- Landau-Ginzburg theory of critical phenomena -- Superconductivity -- Peierls instability -- Solitons -- Vortices, monopoles, and instantons -- Field theory and condensed matter. Fractional statistics, Chern-Simons term, and topological field theory -- Quantum hall fluids -- Duality -- The [Sigma] models as effective field theories -- Ferromagnets and antiferromagnets -- Surface growth and field theory -- Disorder : replicas and Grassmannian symmetry -- Renormalization group flow as a natural concept in high energy and condensed matter physics -- Grand unification. Quantizing Yang-Mills theory and lattice gauge theory -- Electroweak unification -- Quantum chromodynamics -- Large N expansion -- Grand unification -- Protons are not forever -- SO (10) unification -- Gravity and beyond. Gravity as a field theory and the Kaluza-Klein picture -- The cosmological constant problem and the cosmic coincidence problem -- Effective field theory approach to understanding nature -- Supersymmetry : a very brief introduction -- A glimpse of string theory as a 2-dimensional field theory -- Closing words -- Gravitational Waves and Effective Field Theory -- Gluon Scattering in Pure Yang-Mills Theory -- Subterranean Connections in Guage Theories -- Is Einstein Gravity Secretely the Square of Yang-Mills Theory? -- More Closing words
Dimensions
26 cm.
Edition
2nd ed.
Extent
xxvi, 576 pages
Isbn
9780691140346
Isbn Type
(hardcover : alk. paper)
Lccn
2009015469
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (OCoLC)318585662
  • (OCoLC)ocn318585662

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