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Quantum field theory

Author: Claude Itzykson; Jean Bernard Zuber
Publisher: Mineola, N.Y. : Dover Publications, 2005.
Series: Dover books on physics.
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Genre/Form: Lehrbuch
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Claude Itzykson; Jean Bernard Zuber
ISBN: 0486445682 9780486445687
OCLC Number: 61200849
Notes: Originally published: New York : McGraw-Hill, 1980, in series: International series in pure and applied physics. With new pref. and list of errata.
Description: xxxiv, 705 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
Contents: 1. Classical theory. Principle of least action ; Symmetries and conservation laws ; Propagation and radiation --
2. The Dirac equation. Toward a relativistic wave equation ; Physical content ; Hydrogen-like atoms ; Hole theory and charge conjugation ; Dirac propagator --
3. Quantization --
free fields. Canonical quantization ; Quantized radiation field ; Dirac field and exclusion principle ; Discrete symmetries --
4. Interaction with an external field. Quantized electromagnetic field interacting with a classical source ; Wick's theorem ; Quantized Dirac field interacting with a classical potential --
5. Elementary processes. S matrix and asymptotic theory ; Applications ; Unitarity and causality --
6. Perturbation theory. Interaction representation and Feynman rules ; Diagrammatics ; Analytic properties. 7. Radiative corrections. One-loop renormalization ; Radiative corrections to the interaction with an external field ; New effects --
8. Renormalization. Regularization and power counting ; Renormalization ; Zero-mass limit, asymptotic behavior, and Weinberg's theorem ; The case of quantum electrodynamics --
9. Functional methods. Path integrals ; Relativistic formulation ; Constrained systems ; Large orders in perturbation theory --
10. Integral equations and bound-state problems. The Dyson-Schwinger equations ; Relativistic bound states ; Hyperfine splitting in positronium --
11. Symmetries. Quantum implementation of symmetries ; Mass spectrum, multiplets, and Goldstone bosons ; Current algebra ; The [sigma] model ; Anomalies --
12. Nonabelian gauge fields. Classical theory ; Quantization of gauge fields ; The effective action at the one-loop order ; Renormalization ; Massive gauge fields ; The Weinberg-Salam model --
13. Asymptotic behavior. Effective charge in electrodynamics ; Broken scale invariance ; Scale invariance recovered ; Deep inelastic Lepton-Hadron scattering and electron-positron annihilation into Hadrons ; Operator product expansions --
Appendix. A-1. Metric ; A-2. Dirac matrices and spinors ; A-3. Normalization of states, S matrix, unitarity, and cross sections ; A-4. Feynman rules.
Series Title: Dover books on physics.
Responsibility: Claude Itzykson, Jean-Bernard Zuber.
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