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Quantum Field Theory : Perspective and Prospective - Cecile DeWitt-Morette

Quantum Field Theory

Perspective and Prospective

By: Cecile DeWitt-Morette (Editor), Jean-Bernard Zuber (Editor)

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It has been said that `String theorists talk to string theorists and everyone else wonders what they are saying'. This book will be a great help to those researchers who are challenged by modern quantum field theory.
Quantum field theory experienced a renaissance in the late 1960s. Here, participants in the Les Houches sessions of 1970/75, now key players in quantum field theory and its many impacts, assess developments in their field of interest and provide guidance to young researchers challenged by these developments, but overwhelmed by their complexities.
The book is not a textbook on string theory, rather it is a complement to Polchinski's book on string theory. It is a survey of current problems which have their origin in quantum field theory.

Preface
List of Participants
Correlation Functions through Variational Methodsp. 1
Reader's Guide to String Duality and Matrix Theoryp. 19
An Introduction to Equivariant Cohomologyp. 35
Hopf Algebras, Renormalization and Noncommutative Geometryp. 59
The Peierls Bracketp. 111
Gauge Theory without Ghosts and Quantum Gravity without Ghostsp. 137
Quantized Branes and Symmetries of String Theoryp. 139
Instructive History of the Quantum Inverse Scattering Methodp. 161
The Electron is Inexhaustiblep. 179
Exact Solution of Random Tiling Modelsp. 217
Dimensionally Reduced Chern-Simons Terms and their Solutionsp. 245
BPS Branes in Supergravityp. 257
Selected Topics in Perturbative Field Theory: Renormalization, Differential Algebrasp. 353
Lectures on Random Matrices and Hall's Fluidsp. 369
Renormalization and Renormalization Group: From the Discovery of UV Divergences to the Concept of Effective Field Theoriesp. 375
Les Houches 1970: List of Participantsp. 389
Les Houches 1975: List of Participantsp. 393
Indexp. 399
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ISBN: 9780792356721
ISBN-10: 0792356721
Series: NATO Asi Series. Series C. Mathematical and Physical Science
Audience: Professional
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 403
Published: 31st March 1999
Publisher: SPRINGER VERLAG GMBH
Country of Publication: NL
Dimensions (cm): 23.39 x 15.6  x 2.39
Weight (kg): 0.77