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The Resource Quantum Field Theory : A Modern Perspective, by V. P. Nair, (electronic resource)
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 Quantum field theory, which started with Paul Dirac’s work shortly after the discovery of quantum mechanics, has produced an impressive and important array of results. Quantum electrodynamics, with its extremely accurate and welltested predictions, and the standard model of electroweak and chromodynamic (nuclear) forces are examples of successful theories. Field theory has also been applied to a variety of phenomena in condensed matter physics, including superconductivity, superfluidity and the quantum Hall effect. The concept of the renormalization group has given us a new perspective on field theory in general and on critical phenomena in particular. At this stage, a strong case can be made that quantum field theory is the mathematical and intellectual framework for describing and understanding all physical phenomena, except possibly for a quantum theory of gravity. Quantum Field Theory: A Modern Perspective presents Professor Nair’s view of certain topics in field theory loosely knit together as it grew out of courses on field theory and particle physics taught at Columbia University and the City College of CUNY. The first few chapters, up to Chapter 12, contain material that generally goes into any course on quantum field theory, although there are a few nuances of presentation which readers may find to be different from other books. This first part of the book can be used for a general course on field theory, omitting, perhaps, the last three sections in Chapter 3, the last two in Chapter 8 and sections 6 and 7 in Chapter 10. The remaining chapters cover some of the more modern developments over the last three decades, involving topological and geometrical features. The introduction given to the mathematical basis of this part of the discussion is necessarily brief and should be accompanied by books on the relevant mathematical topics as indicated in the bibliography. Professor Nair also concentrates on developments pertinent to a better understanding of the standard model. There is no discussion of supersymmetry, supergravity, developments in field theory inspired by string theory, etc. There is also no detailed discussion of the renormalization group. Each of these topics would require a book in its own right to do justice to the topic. Quantum Field Theory: A Modern Perspective serves as a portal to so many more topics of detailed and ongoing research, referring readers to more detailed treatments for many specific topics. The book also contains extensive references, providing readers a more comprehensive perspective on the literature and the historical development of the subject. V. Parameswaran Nair is Professor of Physics at City College of The City University of New York (CUNY). Professor Nair has held Visiting Professorships at The Abdus Salam International Center for Theoretical Physics, Rockefeller University, Institute for Advanced Study at Princeton, and Massachusetts Institute of Technology
 Language

 eng
 eng
 Edition
 1st ed. 2005.
 Extent
 1 online resource (559 p.)
 Note
 Description based upon print version of record
 Contents

 Results in Relativistic Quantum Mechanics
 The Construction of Fields
 Canonical Quantization
 Commutators and Propagators
 Interactions and the Smatrix
 The Electromagnetic Field
 Examples of Scattering Processes
 Functional Integral Representations
 Renormalization
 Gauge Theories
 Symmetry
 Spontaneous symmetry breaking
 Anomalies I
 Elements of differential geometry
 Path Integrals
 The Configuration Space in Nonabelian Gauge Theory
 Anomalies II
 Finite temperature and density
 Gauge theory: Nonperturbative questions
 Elements of Geometric Quantization
 Isbn
 9780387250984
 Label
 Quantum Field Theory : A Modern Perspective
 Title
 Quantum Field Theory
 Title remainder
 A Modern Perspective
 Statement of responsibility
 by V. P. Nair
 Language

 eng
 eng
 Summary
 Quantum field theory, which started with Paul Dirac’s work shortly after the discovery of quantum mechanics, has produced an impressive and important array of results. Quantum electrodynamics, with its extremely accurate and welltested predictions, and the standard model of electroweak and chromodynamic (nuclear) forces are examples of successful theories. Field theory has also been applied to a variety of phenomena in condensed matter physics, including superconductivity, superfluidity and the quantum Hall effect. The concept of the renormalization group has given us a new perspective on field theory in general and on critical phenomena in particular. At this stage, a strong case can be made that quantum field theory is the mathematical and intellectual framework for describing and understanding all physical phenomena, except possibly for a quantum theory of gravity. Quantum Field Theory: A Modern Perspective presents Professor Nair’s view of certain topics in field theory loosely knit together as it grew out of courses on field theory and particle physics taught at Columbia University and the City College of CUNY. The first few chapters, up to Chapter 12, contain material that generally goes into any course on quantum field theory, although there are a few nuances of presentation which readers may find to be different from other books. This first part of the book can be used for a general course on field theory, omitting, perhaps, the last three sections in Chapter 3, the last two in Chapter 8 and sections 6 and 7 in Chapter 10. The remaining chapters cover some of the more modern developments over the last three decades, involving topological and geometrical features. The introduction given to the mathematical basis of this part of the discussion is necessarily brief and should be accompanied by books on the relevant mathematical topics as indicated in the bibliography. Professor Nair also concentrates on developments pertinent to a better understanding of the standard model. There is no discussion of supersymmetry, supergravity, developments in field theory inspired by string theory, etc. There is also no detailed discussion of the renormalization group. Each of these topics would require a book in its own right to do justice to the topic. Quantum Field Theory: A Modern Perspective serves as a portal to so many more topics of detailed and ongoing research, referring readers to more detailed treatments for many specific topics. The book also contains extensive references, providing readers a more comprehensive perspective on the literature and the historical development of the subject. V. Parameswaran Nair is Professor of Physics at City College of The City University of New York (CUNY). Professor Nair has held Visiting Professorships at The Abdus Salam International Center for Theoretical Physics, Rockefeller University, Institute for Advanced Study at Princeton, and Massachusetts Institute of Technology
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 Nair, V. P
 Dewey number
 530.143
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 Language note
 English
 LC call number

 QC793793.5
 QC174.45174.52
 Literary form
 non fiction
 Nature of contents
 dictionaries
 Series statement
 Graduate Texts in Contemporary Physics,
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 Quantum theory
 Mathematical physics
 Field theory (Physics)
 Elementary Particles, Quantum Field Theory
 Quantum Physics
 Mathematical Methods in Physics
 Field Theory and Polynomials
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 Quantum Field Theory : A Modern Perspective, by V. P. Nair, (electronic resource)
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 Includes bibliographical references and index
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 Contents
 Results in Relativistic Quantum Mechanics  The Construction of Fields  Canonical Quantization  Commutators and Propagators  Interactions and the Smatrix  The Electromagnetic Field  Examples of Scattering Processes  Functional Integral Representations  Renormalization  Gauge Theories  Symmetry  Spontaneous symmetry breaking  Anomalies I  Elements of differential geometry  Path Integrals  The Configuration Space in Nonabelian Gauge Theory  Anomalies II  Finite temperature and density  Gauge theory: Nonperturbative questions  Elements of Geometric Quantization
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 unknown
 Edition
 1st ed. 2005.
 Extent
 1 online resource (559 p.)
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 online
 Isbn
 9780387250984
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 Quantum Field Theory : A Modern Perspective, by V. P. Nair, (electronic resource)
 Note
 Description based upon print version of record
 Bibliography note
 Includes bibliographical references and index
 Carrier category
 online resource
 Carrier category code
 cr
 Content category
 text
 Content type code
 txt
 Contents
 Results in Relativistic Quantum Mechanics  The Construction of Fields  Canonical Quantization  Commutators and Propagators  Interactions and the Smatrix  The Electromagnetic Field  Examples of Scattering Processes  Functional Integral Representations  Renormalization  Gauge Theories  Symmetry  Spontaneous symmetry breaking  Anomalies I  Elements of differential geometry  Path Integrals  The Configuration Space in Nonabelian Gauge Theory  Anomalies II  Finite temperature and density  Gauge theory: Nonperturbative questions  Elements of Geometric Quantization
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 unknown
 Edition
 1st ed. 2005.
 Extent
 1 online resource (559 p.)
 Form of item
 online
 Isbn
 9780387250984
 Media category
 computer
 Media type code
 c
 Other control number
 10.1007/b106781
 Specific material designation
 remote
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