1st Edition

Effective Action in Quantum Gravity

ISBN 9780750301220
Published January 1, 1992 by CRC Press
424 Pages 37 B/W Illustrations

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Book Description

In part one of Effective Action in Quantum Gravity, the book describes the principles of quantum field theory and the significance of and theory behind effective action. Part two deals with quantum field theory in curved space-time and the effective action. These two parts provide the tools for understanding the rest of the book, which is devoted to selected problems of quantum gravity where the effective action plays a major role. The book assumes only a basic understanding of quantum field theory and general relativity and will be of interest to postgraduate students and researchers in theoretical high-energy physics and gravitational theory.

Table of Contents

Elements of quantum field theory: The basic models of quantum field theory
Effective action in quantum field theory
Quantum field theory in curved space-time and effective action: The renormalization and renormalization group equations in curved space-time
The renormalization group method in curved space-time with torsion
Renormalization group equations and effective action
Unique effective action in quantum field theory
Effective action of composite fields in curved space-time
Selected problems of quantum gravity: Higher derivatives quantum gravity
Asymptotically free models of grand unification
Effective action in multidimensional quantum gravity
Quantum properties of torus compactified membrane

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