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The Resource Quantum field theory in a nutshell, A. Zee
Quantum field theory in a nutshell, A. Zee
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 Summary
 "A quantum field theory text for the twentyfirst century, this book makes the essential tool of modern theoretical physics available to any student who has completed a course on quantum mechanics and is eager to go on." "Without a solid understanding of quantum field theory, no student can claim to have mastered contemporary theoretical physics. Offering a remarkably accessible conceptual introduction, this text will be widely welcomed and used."Jacket
 Language
 eng
 Extent
 xv, 518 pages
 Contents

 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
 Spinstatistics connection
 Convention, notation, and units
 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
 Motivation and foundation.
 Polarizing the vacuum and renormalizing the charge
 Symmetry and symmetry breaking.
 Symmetry breaking
 The pion as a NambuGoldstone boson
 Effective potential
 Magnetic monopole
 Nonabelian gauge theory
 The AndersonHiggs mechanism
 Chiral anomaly
 Field theory and collective phenomena.
 Who needs it?
 Superfluids
 Euclid, Boltzmann, Hawking, and field theory at finite temperature
 LandauGinzburg theory of critical phenomena
 Superconductivity
 Peierls instability
 Solitons
 Vortices, monopoles, and instantons
 Field theory and condensed matter.
 Fractional statistics, ChernSimons term, and topological field theory
 Quantum hall fluids
 Path integral formulation of quantum physics
 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 YangMills theory and lattice gauge theory
 Electroweak unification
 Quantum chromodynamics
 From mattress to field
 Large N expansion
 Grand unification
 Protons are not forever
 SO (10) unification
 Gravity and beyond.
 Gravity as a field theory and the KaluzaKlein 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 2dimensional field theory
 From field to particle to force
 Closing words
 Appendixes:
 A.
 Gaussian integration and the central identity of quantum field theory
 B.
 A brief review of group theory
 C.
 Feynman rules
 D.
 Various identities and Feynman integrals
 Coulomb and Newton : repulsion and attraction
 E.
 Dotted and undotted indices and the Majorana spinor
 Inverse square law and the floating 3brane
 Isbn
 9780691010199
 Label
 Quantum field theory in a nutshell
 Title
 Quantum field theory in a nutshell
 Statement of responsibility
 A. Zee
 Language
 eng
 Summary
 "A quantum field theory text for the twentyfirst century, this book makes the essential tool of modern theoretical physics available to any student who has completed a course on quantum mechanics and is eager to go on." "Without a solid understanding of quantum field theory, no student can claim to have mastered contemporary theoretical physics. Offering a remarkably accessible conceptual introduction, this text will be widely welcomed and used."Jacket
 Cataloging source
 DLC
 http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
 Zee, A
 Illustrations
 illustrations
 Index
 index present
 LC call number
 QC174.45
 LC item number
 .Z44 2003
 Literary form
 non fiction
 Nature of contents
 bibliography
 http://library.link/vocab/subjectName

 Quantum field theory
 Champs, Théorie quantique des
 Quantum field theory
 Kwantumveldentheorie
 Quantenfeldtheorie
 Label
 Quantum field theory in a nutshell, A. Zee
 Bibliography note
 Includes bibliographical references (p. 501503) 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

 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
 Spinstatistics connection
 Convention, notation, and units
 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
 Motivation and foundation.
 Polarizing the vacuum and renormalizing the charge
 Symmetry and symmetry breaking.
 Symmetry breaking
 The pion as a NambuGoldstone boson
 Effective potential
 Magnetic monopole
 Nonabelian gauge theory
 The AndersonHiggs mechanism
 Chiral anomaly
 Field theory and collective phenomena.
 Who needs it?
 Superfluids
 Euclid, Boltzmann, Hawking, and field theory at finite temperature
 LandauGinzburg theory of critical phenomena
 Superconductivity
 Peierls instability
 Solitons
 Vortices, monopoles, and instantons
 Field theory and condensed matter.
 Fractional statistics, ChernSimons term, and topological field theory
 Quantum hall fluids
 Path integral formulation of quantum physics
 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 YangMills theory and lattice gauge theory
 Electroweak unification
 Quantum chromodynamics
 From mattress to field
 Large N expansion
 Grand unification
 Protons are not forever
 SO (10) unification
 Gravity and beyond.
 Gravity as a field theory and the KaluzaKlein 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 2dimensional field theory
 From field to particle to force
 Closing words
 Appendixes:
 A.
 Gaussian integration and the central identity of quantum field theory
 B.
 A brief review of group theory
 C.
 Feynman rules
 D.
 Various identities and Feynman integrals
 Coulomb and Newton : repulsion and attraction
 E.
 Dotted and undotted indices and the Majorana spinor
 Inverse square law and the floating 3brane
 Dimensions
 25 cm
 Extent
 xv, 518 pages
 Isbn
 9780691010199
 Lccn
 2002031743
 Media category
 unmediated
 Media MARC source
 rdamedia
 Media type code

 n
 Other physical details
 illustrations
 System control number

 (OCoLC)50479292
 (OCoLC)ocm50479292
 Label
 Quantum field theory in a nutshell, A. Zee
 Bibliography note
 Includes bibliographical references (p. 501503) 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

 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
 Spinstatistics connection
 Convention, notation, and units
 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
 Motivation and foundation.
 Polarizing the vacuum and renormalizing the charge
 Symmetry and symmetry breaking.
 Symmetry breaking
 The pion as a NambuGoldstone boson
 Effective potential
 Magnetic monopole
 Nonabelian gauge theory
 The AndersonHiggs mechanism
 Chiral anomaly
 Field theory and collective phenomena.
 Who needs it?
 Superfluids
 Euclid, Boltzmann, Hawking, and field theory at finite temperature
 LandauGinzburg theory of critical phenomena
 Superconductivity
 Peierls instability
 Solitons
 Vortices, monopoles, and instantons
 Field theory and condensed matter.
 Fractional statistics, ChernSimons term, and topological field theory
 Quantum hall fluids
 Path integral formulation of quantum physics
 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 YangMills theory and lattice gauge theory
 Electroweak unification
 Quantum chromodynamics
 From mattress to field
 Large N expansion
 Grand unification
 Protons are not forever
 SO (10) unification
 Gravity and beyond.
 Gravity as a field theory and the KaluzaKlein 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 2dimensional field theory
 From field to particle to force
 Closing words
 Appendixes:
 A.
 Gaussian integration and the central identity of quantum field theory
 B.
 A brief review of group theory
 C.
 Feynman rules
 D.
 Various identities and Feynman integrals
 Coulomb and Newton : repulsion and attraction
 E.
 Dotted and undotted indices and the Majorana spinor
 Inverse square law and the floating 3brane
 Dimensions
 25 cm
 Extent
 xv, 518 pages
 Isbn
 9780691010199
 Lccn
 2002031743
 Media category
 unmediated
 Media MARC source
 rdamedia
 Media type code

 n
 Other physical details
 illustrations
 System control number

 (OCoLC)50479292
 (OCoLC)ocm50479292
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