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Quantum Fields on a Lattice : Cambridge Monographs on Mathematical Physics - Istvan Montvay

Quantum Fields on a Lattice

Cambridge Monographs on Mathematical Physics

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Published: 5th May 1997
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Quantum field theory describes basic physical phenomena over an extremely wide range of length or energy scales. Quantum fields exist in space and time, which can be approximated by a set of lattice points. This book presents a comprehensive and coherent account of the theory of quantum fields on a lattice, an essential technique for the study of the strong and electroweak nuclear interactions. After introductory chapters on scalar fields, gauge fields and fermion fields, the book studies quarks and gluons in QCD and fermions and bosons in the electroweak theory. The last chapter is devoted to numerical simulations algorithms that have been used in recent large-scale numerical simulations. The book will be valuable for graduate students and researchers in theoretical physics, elementary particle physics, and field theory, as well as non-perturbative approximations and numerical simulations of quantum field phenomena.

'... an excellent introduction to present day lattice methods for particle physics. In its scope it is almost unrivalled and is a must for every student taking up the field. The researcher in the field will value it as a standard reference and entry point to the literature.' U. Wolff, CERN Courier '... will be a useful teaching and reference source for many years ... Montvay and Munster are to be congratulated on producing a book that will be valued by most researchers using the lattice formulation of quantum field theory.' Times Higher Education Supplement

Preface
Introduction
Scalar fields
Gauge fields
Fermion fields
Quantum chromodynamics
Higgs and Yukawa models
Simulation algorithms
Appendix
References
Index.
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ISBN: 9780521599177
ISBN-10: 0521599172
Series: Cambridge Monographs on Mathematical Physics
Audience: Professional
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 508
Published: 5th May 1997
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 24.7 x 17.4  x 2.6
Weight (kg): 0.9