Relativistic Quantum Field Theory, Volume 2: Path Integral Formalism

Path Integral Formalism
Morgan & Claypool Publishers
  • erschienen am 11. November 2019
  • Buch
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  • Softcover
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  • 170 Seiten
978-1-64327-705-9 (ISBN)
Volume 2 of this three-part series presents the quantization of classical field theory using the path integral formalism.For this volume the target audience is students who wish to learn about relativistic quantum field theory applied to particle physics, however, it is still very accessible and useful for students of condensed matter. This volume begins with the introduction of the path integral formalism for non-relativistic quantum mechanics and then, using this as a basis, extends the formalism to quantum fields with an infinite number of degrees of freedom. Dr. Strickland then discusses how to quantize gauge fields using the Fadeev-Popov method and fermionic fields using Grassman algebra. He then presents the path integral formulation of quantum chromodynamics and its renormalization. Finally, he discusses the role played by topological solutions in non-abelian gauge theories.
  • Englisch
  • San Rafael
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  • USA
  • Für Beruf und Forschung
  • Höhe: 254 mm
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  • Breite: 178 mm
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  • Dicke: 9 mm
  • 308 gr
978-1-64327-705-9 (9781643277059)
Dr Michael Strickland is a professor of physics at Kent State University. His primary interest is the physics of the quark-gluon plasma (QGP) and high-temperature quantum field theory (QFT). The QGP is predicted by quantum chromodynamics (QCD) to have existed until approximately 10-5seconds after the big bang. Dr. Strickland has published research papers on various topics related to the QGP, quantum field theory, relativistic hydrodynamics, and many other topics. In addition, he has co-written a classic text on the physics of neural networks.
Author biography
Units and conventions
Path integral formulation of quantum mechanics
Path integrals for scalar fields
Path integrals for fermionic fields
Path integrals for abelian gauge fields
Groups and Lie groups
Path integral formulation of quantum chromodynamics
Renormalization of QCD
Topological objects in field theory

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