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Quantum field theory and critical phenomena

Author: Jean Zinn-Justin
Publisher: Oxford Clarendon Press ; New York : Oxford Univ. Press, 2002.
Series: Oxford Scholarship Online; International series of monographs on physics, 113.
Edition/Format:   Computer file : English : [Online-ausg.]
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This is the first book on Quantum Field Theory which emphasizes the common aspects of particle physics and the theory of critical phenomena. This new fourth edition is completely revised, with more  Read more...

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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Jean Zinn-Justin
ISBN: 9780198509233 0198509235
OCLC Number: 604734435
Notes: Gesehen am 22.02.2010.
Reproduction Notes: Online-Ausg. Oxford Oxford Univ. Press, 2010. online-Ressource.
Description: xx, 1054 S. : ill. ; 25 cm.
Contents: 1. Algebraic Preliminaries ; 2. Euclidean Path Integrals in Quantum Mechanics ; 3. Path Integrals in Quantum Mechanics: Generalizations ; 4. Stochastic Differential Equatons: Langevin, Fokker-Planck Equations ; 5. Path and Functional Integrals in Quantum Statistical Physics ; 6. Quantum Evolution: from Particles to Fields ; 7. Quantum Field Theory: Functional Methods. Perturbation Theory ; 8. Relativistic Fermions ; 9. Quantum Field Theory: Divergences and Regularization ; 10. Introduction to Renormalization Theory. Renormalization Group Equations ; 11. Dimensional Regularization, Minimal Subtraction: RG Functions ; 12. Renormalization of Composite Operators. Short Distance Expansion ; 13. Symmetries and Renormalization ; 14. The Non-Linear sigma-Model: An Example of a Non-Linear Symmetry ; 15. General Non-Linear Models in Two Dimensions ; 16. BRS Symmetry and Stochastic Field Equations ; 17. From Langevin Equation to Supersymmetry ; 18. Abelian Gauge Theories ; 19. Non-Abelian Gauge Theories: Introduction ; 20. The Standard Model. Anomalies ; 21. Gauge Theories: Master Equation and Renormalization ; 22. Classical and Quantum Gravity. Riemannian Manifolds and Tensors ; 23. Critical Phenomena: General Considerations ; 24. Mean Field Theory for Ferromagnetic Systems ; 25. General Renormalization Group. The Critical Theory Near Dimension Four ; 26. Scaling Behaviour in the Critical Domain ; 27. Corrections to Scaling Behaviour ; 28. Non-Magnetic Systems and the (phi squared)squared Field Theory (see TOC for exact title) ; 29. Calculation of Universal Quantities ; 30. The O(N) Vector Model for N Large ; 31. Phase Transitions Near Two Dimensions ; 32. Two-Dimensional Modes and Bosonization Method ; 33. The O(2) Classical Spin Model in Two Dimensions ; 34. Critical Properties of Gauge Theories ; 35. UV Fixed Points in Quantum Field Theory ; 36. Critical Dynamics ; 37. Field Theory in a Finite Geometry: Finite Size Scaling ; 38. Quantum Field Theory at Finite Temperature: Equilibrium Properties ; 39. Instantons in Quantum Mechanics ; 40. Unstable Vacua in Quantum Field Theory ; 41. Degenerate Classical Minima and Instantons ; 42. Perturbation Series at Large Orders. Summation Methods ; 43. Multi-Instantons in Quantum Mechanics
Series Title: Oxford Scholarship Online; International series of monographs on physics, 113.
Responsibility: Jean Zinn-Justin.

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