Quantum field theory II : introductions to quantum gravity, supersymmetry and string theory
Resource Information
The work Quantum field theory II : introductions to quantum gravity, supersymmetry and string theory represents a distinct intellectual or artistic creation found in University of Oklahoma Libraries. This resource is a combination of several types including: Work, Language Material, Books.
The Resource
Quantum field theory II : introductions to quantum gravity, supersymmetry and string theory
Resource Information
The work Quantum field theory II : introductions to quantum gravity, supersymmetry and string theory represents a distinct intellectual or artistic creation found in University of Oklahoma Libraries. This resource is a combination of several types including: Work, Language Material, Books.
 Label
 Quantum field theory II : introductions to quantum gravity, supersymmetry and string theory
 Title remainder
 introductions to quantum gravity, supersymmetry and string theory
 Statement of responsibility
 Edouard B. Manoukian
 Title variation
 Quantum field theory 2
 Language
 eng
 Summary
 This book takes a pedagogical approach to explaining quantum gravity, supersymmetry and string theory in a coherent way. It is aimed at graduate students and researchers in quantum field theory and highenergy physics. The first part of the book introduces quantum gravity, without requiring previous knowledge of general relativity (GR). The necessary geometrical aspects are derived afresh leading to explicit general Lagrangians for gravity, including that of general relativity. The quantum aspect of gravitation, as described by the graviton, is introduced and perturbative quantum GR is discussed. The SchwingerDeWitt formalism is developed to compute the oneloop contribution to the theory and renormalizability aspects of the perturbative theory are also discussed. This follows by introducing only the very basics of a nonperturbative, backgroundindependent, formulation of quantum gravity, referred to as "loop quantum gravity", which gives rise to a quantization of space. In the second part the author introduces supersymmetry and its consequences. The generation of superfields is represented in detail. Supersymmetric generalizations of Maxwell?s Theory as well as of YangMills field theory, and of the standard model are worked out. Spontaneous symmetry breaking, improvement of the divergence problem in supersymmetric field theory, and its role in the hierarchy problem are covered. The unification of the fundamental constants in a supersymmetric version of the standard model are then studied. Geometrical aspects necessary to study supergravity are developed culminating in the derivation of its full action. The third part introduces string theory and the analysis of the spectra of the mass (squared) operator associated with the oscillating strings. The properties of the underlying fields, associated with massless particles, encountered in string theory are studied in some detail. Elements of compactification, duality and Dbranes are given, as well of the generation of vertices and interactions of strings. In the final sections, the author shows how to recover GR and the YangMills field Theory from string theory.
 Cataloging source
 GW5XE
 Dewey number
 530.14/3
 Illustrations
 illustrations
 Index
 index present
 LC call number
 QC174.45
 Literary form
 non fiction
 Nature of contents

 dictionaries
 bibliography
 Series statement
 Graduate texts in physics,
Context
Context of Quantum field theory II : introductions to quantum gravity, supersymmetry and string theoryEmbed (Experimental)
Settings
Select options that apply then copy and paste the RDF/HTML data fragment to include in your application
Embed this data in a secure (HTTPS) page:
Layout options:
Include data citation:
<div class="citation" vocab="http://schema.org/"><i class="fa faexternallinksquare fafw"></i> Data from <span resource="http://link.libraries.ou.edu/resource/OVRr6dLolk/" typeof="CreativeWork http://bibfra.me/vocab/lite/Work"><span property="name http://bibfra.me/vocab/lite/label"><a href="http://link.libraries.ou.edu/resource/OVRr6dLolk/">Quantum field theory II : introductions to quantum gravity, supersymmetry and string theory</a></span>  <span property="potentialAction" typeOf="OrganizeAction"><span property="agent" typeof="LibrarySystem http://library.link/vocab/LibrarySystem" resource="http://link.libraries.ou.edu/"><span property="name http://bibfra.me/vocab/lite/label"><a property="url" href="http://link.libraries.ou.edu/">University of Oklahoma Libraries</a></span></span></span></span></div>
Note: Adjust the width and height settings defined in the RDF/HTML code fragment to best match your requirements
Preview
Cite Data  Experimental
Data Citation of the Work Quantum field theory II : introductions to quantum gravity, supersymmetry and string theory
Copy and paste the following RDF/HTML data fragment to cite this resource
<div class="citation" vocab="http://schema.org/"><i class="fa faexternallinksquare fafw"></i> Data from <span resource="http://link.libraries.ou.edu/resource/OVRr6dLolk/" typeof="CreativeWork http://bibfra.me/vocab/lite/Work"><span property="name http://bibfra.me/vocab/lite/label"><a href="http://link.libraries.ou.edu/resource/OVRr6dLolk/">Quantum field theory II : introductions to quantum gravity, supersymmetry and string theory</a></span>  <span property="potentialAction" typeOf="OrganizeAction"><span property="agent" typeof="LibrarySystem http://library.link/vocab/LibrarySystem" resource="http://link.libraries.ou.edu/"><span property="name http://bibfra.me/vocab/lite/label"><a property="url" href="http://link.libraries.ou.edu/">University of Oklahoma Libraries</a></span></span></span></span></div>