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Gauge Field Theories : Cambridge Monographs on Mathematical Physics - Stefan Pokorski

Gauge Field Theories

Cambridge Monographs on Mathematical Physics

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Published: 15th April 2000
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Quantum field theory forms the present theoretical framework for our understanding of the fundamental interactions of particle physics. This updated and expanded volume examines gauge theories and their symmetries with an emphasis on their physical and technical aspects. A new introductory chapter gives a systematic overview to classical field theories and a short discussion of their canonical quantization and the discrete symmetries C, P and T. Coverage provides a brief exposition of perturbation theory, the renormalization program, and the use of the renormalization group equation. It then explores topics of current research interest including chiral symmetry and its breaking, anomalies, and low energy effective Lagrangians and some basics of supersymmetry. A chapter on the basics of the electroweak theory is also new to this edition, as well as an appendix that contains a complete set of Feynman rules for the Standard Model. This volume will be ideal for graduate students and researchers in theoretical physics, condensed matter physics, and applied mathematics.

From reviews of the first edition: 'The book is thoughtfully planned and very well written ... I know of no better and more complete guide.' L. H. Ryder, The Times Higher Educational Supplement

Preface
Introduction
Classical fields, symmetries and their breaking
Path integral formulation of quantum field theory
Feynman rules for Yang-Mills theories
Introduction to the theory of renormalization
Quantum electrodynamics
Renormalization group
Scale invariance and operator product expansion
Quantum chromodynamics
Chiral symmetry, spontaneous symmetry breaking
Spontaneous and explicit global symmetry breaking
Higgs mechanisms in gauge theories
Standard electroweak theory
Chiral anomalies
Effective lagrangians
Introduction to supersymmetry
Appendices
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ISBN: 9780521478168
ISBN-10: 0521478162
Series: Cambridge Monographs on Mathematical Physics
Audience: Professional
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 632
Published: 15th April 2000
Publisher: CAMBRIDGE UNIV PR
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 24.23 x 19.1  x 3.38
Weight (kg): 1.08
Edition Number: 2
Edition Type: Revised