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Quantum field theory : a modern introduction

Author: Michio Kaku
Publisher: New York : Oxford University Press, 1993.
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"This lucid introduction to modern quantum field theory fills the need for a text that details the basics of field theory as well as the practical and theoretical implications of quantum chromodynamics (QCD) and the Standard Model."--Back cover.
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Genre/Form: Textbooks
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Kaku, Michio.
Quantum field theory.
New York : Oxford University Press, 1993
(OCoLC)644084849
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Michio Kaku
ISBN: 0195076524 9780195076523 0195091582 9780195091588
OCLC Number: 26307969
Description: xix, 785 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
Contents: pt. I. Quantum fields and renormalization. Why quantum field theory? --
Symmetries and group theory --
Spin-0 and 1/2 fields --
Quantum electrodynamics --
Feynman rules and LSZ reduction --
Scattering processes and the S matrix Renormalization of QED --
pt. II. Gauge theory and the Standard Model. Path integrals --
Gauge theory --
The Weinberg-Salam model --
The standard model --
Ward identities, BRST, and anomalies --
BPHZ renormalization of gauge theories --
QCD and the renormalization group --
pt. III. Nonperturbative methods and unification. Lattice gauge theory --
Solitons, monopoles, and instantons --
Phase transitions and critical phenomena --
Grand unified theories --
Quantum gravity --
Supersymmetry and supergravity --
Superstrings.
Responsibility: Michio Kaku.
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This introductory textbook with over 260 exercises, on the modern approach to quantum field theory, is intended for a graduate course on the subject. It includes discussions of topics that have  Read more...

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