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Document Type: | Book |
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All Authors / Contributors: |
Sidney Coleman; David Kaiser; Bryan Gin-ge Chen |

ISBN: | 9789814632539 9814632538 9789814635509 9814635502 |

OCLC Number: | 1057736838 |

Description: | xli, 1152 pages : illustrations ; 27 cm |

Contents: | Adding Special Relativity to Quantum Mechanics -- The Simplest Many-Particle Theory -- Constructing a Scalar Quantum Field -- The Method of the Missing Box -- Symmetries and Conservation Laws I. Spacetime Symmetries -- Symmetries and Conservation Laws II. Internal Symmetries -- Introduction to Perturbation Theory and Scattering -- Perturbation Theory I. Wick Diagrams -- Perturbation Theory II. Divergences and Counterterms -- Mass Renormalization and Feynman Diagrams -- Scattering I. Mandelstam Variables, CPT and Phase Space -- Scattering II. Applications -- Green's Functions and Heisenberg Fields -- The LSZ Formalism -- Renormalization I. Determination of Counterterms -- Renormalization II. Generalization and Extension -- Unstable Particles -- Representations of the Lorentz Group -- The Dirac Equation I. Constructing a Lagrangian -- The Dirac Equation II. Solutions -- The Dirac Equation III. Quantization and Feynman Rules -- CPT and Fermi Fields -- Renormalization of Spin-1⁄2 Theories -- Isospin -- Coping with Infinities : Regularization and Renormalization -- Vector Fields -- Electromagnetic Interactions and Minimal Coupling -- Functional Integration and Feynman Rules -- Extending the Methods of Functional Integrals -- Electrodynamics with a Massive Photon -- The Faddeev-Popov Prescription -- Generating Functionals and Green's Functions -- The Renormalization of QED -- Two Famous Results in QED -- Confronting Experiment with QED -- Introducing SU(3) -- Irreducible Multiplets in SU(3) -- SU(3): Proofs and Applications -- Broken SU(3) and the Naive Quark Model -- Weak Interactions and Their Currents -- Current Algebra and PCAC -- Current Algebra and Pion Scattering -- A First Look at Spontaneous Symmetry Breaking -- Perturbative Spontaneous Symmetry Breaking -- Topics in Spontaneous Symmetry Breaking -- The Higgs Mechanism and Non-Abelian Gauge Fields -- The Glashow Salam Weinberg Model I. A Theory of Leptons -- The Glashow Salam Weinberg Model II. Adding Quarks -- The Renormalization Group. |

Other Titles: | Lectures of Sidney Coleman |

Responsibility: | foreword by David Kaiser ; editors, Bryan Gin-ge Chen (Leiden University, the Netherlands) [and five others]. |

### Abstract:

Sidney Coleman was a physicist's physicist. He is largely unknown outside of the theoretical physics community, and known only by reputation to the younger generation.
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