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An Introduction To Quantum Field Theory

1st Edition

By Michael E. Peskin, Daniel V. Schroeder

CRC Press

866 pages

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An Introduction to Quantum Field Theory is a textbook intended for the graduate physics course covering relativistic quantum mechanics, quantum electrodynamics, and Feynman diagrams. The authors make these subjects accessible through carefully worked examples illustrating the technical aspects of the subject, and intuitive expla

Table of Contents

Part I: Feyman Diagrams and Quantum Elctrodynamics

Invitation: Pair Production in e * r e ~ Annihilation

The Klein Gordon Field

The Dirac Field

Interacting Fields and Feynman Diagrams

Elementary Processes of Quantum Electrodynamics

Radiative Corrections: Introduction

Radiative Corrections: Some Formal Developments

Part II: Renormalization

Invitation: Ultraviolet Cutoffs and Critical Flucutations

Functional Methods

Systematics of Renormalization

Renormalization and Symmetry

The Renormalization Group

Critical Exponents and Scalar Field Theory

Part III: Non-Abelian Gauge Theories

Invitation: The Parton Model of Hadron Structure

Non-Abelian Gauge Invariance

Quantization of Non-Abelian Gauge Theories

Quantum Chromodynamics

Operator Products and Effective Vertices

Pertubation Theory Anomalies

Gauge Theories with Spontaneous Symmetry Breaking

Quantization of Spontaneously Broken Gauge Theories

Quantum Field Theory at the Frontier

About the Authors

Micheal E. Peskin received his doctorate in physics from Cornell University and has held research appointments in theoretical physics at Harvard, Cornell, and CEN Saclay. In 1982, he joined the stafff of the Stanford Linear Accelerator Center, where he is now Professor of Physics.

Daniel V. Schroeder received his doctorate in physics from Stanford University in 1990. He held visiting appointments at Pomona College and Grinnell College before joining the faculty of Weber State University, where he is now Associate Professor of Physics.

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SCIENCE / Physics