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The Quantum Theory of Fields

The Quantum Theory of Fields
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  • Date Published: May 2005
  • availability: In stock
  • format: Multiple copy pack
  • isbn: 9780521670562

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  • Available for the first time in paperback, The Quantum Theory of Fields is a self-contained, comprehensive, and up-to-date introduction to quantum field theory from Nobel Laureate Steven Weinberg. The first volume introduces the foundations of quantum field theory, the second volume examines modern applications, and finally, the third volume presents supersymmetry, an area of theoretical physics likely to be at the center of progress in the physics of elementary particles and gravitation. The development is fresh and logical throughout, with each step carefully motivated by what has preceded. The presentation of modern mathematical methods is interwoven with accounts of applications in both elementary particle and condensed matter physics. The three volumes contain much original material, and are enhanced with examples and insights drawn from the author's experience as a leader of elementary particle research. Hb ISBN (1995) Vol.1 0-521-55001-7 Hb ISBN (1996) Vol.2 0-521-55002-5 Hb ISBN (1996) Vols. 1 & 2 Set 0-521-58555-4 Hb ISBN (2000) Vol.3 0-521-66000-9 HB ISBN (2000) Vols. l-3 Set 0-521-78082-9

    • A fresh and logical approach to this core topic
    • Written by a distinguished Nobel Prize winner
    • Very well known and successful author, e.g. Gravitation and Cosmology (1972); The First Three Minutes (1977); Dreams of a Final Theory (1993)
    • A valuable reference work for all who use quantum field theory, as well as a textbook appropriate to graduate courses
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    Reviews & endorsements

    "Provides an impressively lucid and thorough presentation of the subject from this modern viewpoint...Weinberg manages to present difficult topics with richness of meaning and marvellous clarity. Full of valuable insights, his treatise is sure to become a classic." Nature

    "Weinberg's Modern Applications goes to the boundaries of our present understanding of the field theory. It is unmatched by any other book on quantum field theory for its depth, generality and definitive character, and it will be an essential reference for serious students and researchers in elementary particle physics." Physics Today

    "Steven Weinberg, one of the greatest theoreticians in the past 50 years, has written a magisterial, no-holds-barred account of the theory in all its glory...a definitive text for succeeding generations." New Scientist

    "...without doubt goes far beyond the ambition of providing a quick calculational receipe book....The Quantum Theory of Fields is a serious scholarly attempt to lift "Life a little above the level of farce." Foundations of Physics Letters

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    • Date Published: May 2005
    • format: Multiple copy pack
    • isbn: 9780521670562
    • dimensions: 255 x 177 x 76 mm
    • weight: 2.825kg
    • availability: In stock
  • Table of Contents

    Volume I:
    1. Historical introduction
    2. Relativistic quantum mechanics
    3. Scattering theory
    4. The cluster decomposition principle
    5. Quantum fields and antiparticles
    6. The Feynman rules
    7. The canonical formalism
    8. Massless particles: electrodynamics
    9. Path integral methods
    10. Nonperturbative methods
    11. One-loop radiative corrections in quantum electrodynamics
    12. General renormalization theory
    13. Infrared effects
    14. Bound states in external fields. Volume II:
    15. Non-Abelian gauge theories
    16. External field methods
    17. Renormalization of gauge theories
    18. Renormalization group methods
    19. Spontaneously broken global symmetries
    20. Operator product expansions
    21. Spontaneous breaking of gauge symmetries
    22. Anomalies
    23. Topological complications
    Subject index
    Author index. Volume III:
    24. Historical introduction
    25. Supersymmetry algebras
    26. Supersymmetric field theories
    27. Supersymmetric gauge theories
    28. Supersymmetric versions of the standard model
    29. Beyond perturbation theory
    30. Supergraphs
    31. Supergravity
    32. Supersymmetry in higher dimensions
    Author index
    Subject index.

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    Steven Weinberg, University of Texas, Austin

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