Path Integrals in Physics: Volume II Quantum Field Theory, Statistical Physics and other Modern Applications, 1st Edition (Hardback) book cover

Path Integrals in Physics

Volume II Quantum Field Theory, Statistical Physics and other Modern Applications, 1st Edition

By M Chaichian, A Demichev

CRC Press

359 pages

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The path integral approach has proved extremely useful for the understanding of the most complex problems in quantum field theory, cosmology, and condensed matter physics. Path Integrals in Physics: Volume II, Quantum Field Theory, Statistical Physics and other Modern Applications covers the fundamentals of path integrals, both the Wiener and Feynman types, and their many applications in physics. The book deals with systems that have an infinite number of degrees of freedom. It discusses the general physical background and concepts of the path integral approach used, followed by a detailed presentation of the most typical and important applications as well as problems with either their solutions or hints how to solve them. Each chapter is self-contained and can be considered as an independent textbook. It provides a comprehensive, detailed, and systematic account of the subject suitable for both students and experienced researchers.

Table of Contents

Quantum Field Theory: The Path Integral Approach

Path integral formulation of the simplest quantum field theories

Path integral quantization of gauge field theories

Non-perturbative methods for the analysis of quantum field models in the path integral approach

Path integrals in the theory of gravitation, cosmology and string theory: advanced applications of path integrals

Path Integrals in Statistical Physics

Basic concept of statistical physics

Field theory at non-zero temperature

Superfluidity, superconductivity, non-equilibrium statistical physics in the path integral formalism and stochastic quantization

Path integrals formalism and lattice systems

Supplements

Bibliography

Index

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
SCI057000
SCIENCE / Quantum Theory