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Dynamical Symmetry Breaking in Quantum Field Theories - Vladimir A. Miransky

Dynamical Symmetry Breaking in Quantum Field Theories

Hardcover Published: 1994
ISBN: 9789810215583
Number Of Pages: 552

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In this text, differential aspects of dynamical symmetry breaking (DSB) in quantum field theory are discussed in detail. A deep connection between this phenomenon in condensed matter physics and particle physics is emphasized. Applications of DSB to such realistic theories as chromo-dynamics and electroweak interactions are also considered. Problems intimately connected with DSB (anomalies, effective lagrangian approach) are also discussed.

Preface
The Theory of Free Fields and Nonequivalent Representations of the Canonical Commutation Relations in Field Theoriesp. 1
Spontaneous Symmetry Breaking in Condensed Matter. Superfluidity and Superconductivityp. 15
Spontaneous Symmetry Breaking in Relativistic Quantum Field Theory. General Considerationp. 40
Introduction to Chiral Dynamicsp. 65
Nonlinear Realization of Spontaneous Symmetry Breakingp. 84
The Nambu-Jona-Lasinio Model. The First Acquaintancep. 111
The Effective Action Method in Quantum Field Theoryp. 120
Effective Action for Composite Operators and Equations for Green's Functions on the Nonperturbative Vacuump. 164
Dynamical Chiral Symmetry Breaking. General Considerationp. 194
Critical Coupling Constant in the Problem of Dynamical Chiral Symmetry Breaking in Gauge Theoriesp. 222
Spontaneous Symmetry Breaking and Critical Phenomenap. 269
Dynamical Chiral Symmetry Breaking in QCDp. 304
Introduction to Electroweak Symmetry Breakingp. 370
New Technicolor Scenariosp. 416
Top Mode Standard Model and Beyondp. 445
Appendix A Dirac Equationp. 477
Appendix B Some Useful Formulas and Relationsp. 485
Appendix C Renormalization Schemes and Path Integral Representation for Green's Functionsp. 491
Appendix D The Dirac Equation with the Supercritical Coulomb Potentialp. 498
Appendix E The Calculation of the Determinant of the Dirac Operatorp. 502
Referencesp. 506
Subject Indexp. 531
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ISBN: 9789810215583
ISBN-10: 9810215584
Audience: Professional
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 552
Published: 1994
Country of Publication: SG
Dimensions (cm): 22.91 x 15.19  x 3.02
Weight (kg): 0.9

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