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Quantum Field Theory : The Why, What and How (Hardcover) (Thanu Padmanabhan)

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This book describes, in clear terms, the Why, What and the How of Quantum Field Theory. The raison d'etre of QFT is explained by starting from the dynamics of a relativistic particle and demonstrating how it leads to the notion of quantum fields. Non-perturbative aspects  and the Wilsonian interpretation of field theory are emphasized  right from the start. Several interesting topics such as the Schwinger effect, Davies-Unruh effect, Casimir effect and spontaneous symmetry breaking introduce the reader to the elegance and breadth of applicability of field theoretical concepts. Complementing the conceptual aspects, the book also develops all the relevant mathematical techniques in detail, leading e.g., to the computation of anomalous magnetic moment of the electron and the two-loop renormalisation of the self-interacting scalar field. It contains nearly a hundred problems, of varying degrees of difficulty, making it suitable for both self-study and classroom use.


Genre: Science
Sub-Genre: Mathematical Physics, Nuclear Physics, Quantum Theory
Series Title: Graduate Texts in Physics
Format: Hardcover
Publisher: Springer Verlag
Author: Thanu Padmanabhan
Language: English
Street Date: February 16, 2016
TCIN: 51054434
UPC: 9783319281711
Item Number (DPCI): 248-15-1354
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