The Resource Quantum field theory in a nutshell, A. Zee

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
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"A quantum field theory text for the twenty-first 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
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 501-503) 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
  • Spin-statistics 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 Nambu-Goldstone boson
  • Effective potential
  • Magnetic monopole
  • Nonabelian gauge theory
  • The Anderson-Higgs mechanism
  • Chiral anomaly
  • Field theory and collective phenomena.
  • Who needs it?
  • 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
  • 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 Yang-Mills 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 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
  • 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 3-brane
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
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 501-503) 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
  • Spin-statistics 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 Nambu-Goldstone boson
  • Effective potential
  • Magnetic monopole
  • Nonabelian gauge theory
  • The Anderson-Higgs mechanism
  • Chiral anomaly
  • Field theory and collective phenomena.
  • Who needs it?
  • 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
  • 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 Yang-Mills 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 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
  • 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 3-brane
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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