Bibliographic Details

Relativistic quantum field theory. Volume 3, Applications of quantum field theory / Michael Strickland.

Author / Creator Strickland, M. T. (Michael Thomas), 1969- author.
Imprint San Rafael [California] (40 Oak Drive, San Rafael, CA, 94903, USA) : Morgan & Claypool Publishers, [2019]
Bristol [England] (Temple Circus, Temple Way, Bristol BS1 6HG, UK) : IOP Publishing, [2019]
Description 1 online resource (various pagings) : illustrations (some color).
Language English
Series [IOP release 6]
IOP concise physics, 2053-2571
IOP series in nuclear spectroscopy and nuclear structure
IOP (Series). Release 6.
IOP concise physics.
IOP series in nuclear spectroscopy and nuclear structure.
Subject Relativistic quantum theory.
Quantum field theory.
Quantum physics (quantum mechanics & quantum field theory).
SCIENCE / Physics / Quantum Theory.
Format E-Resource, Book
URL for this record
Varying Form of Title Portion of title Applications of quantum field theory.
Other authors / contributors Morgan & Claypool Publishers, publisher.
Institute of Physics (Great Britain), publisher.
ISBN 9781643277622
Notes "Version: 20191101"--Title page verso.
"A Morgan & Claypool publication as part of IOP Concise Physics"--Title page verso.
Includes bibliographical references.
Also available in print.
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Dr. Strickland is a professor of physics at Kent State University. His primary interest is the physics of the quark-gluon plasma (QGP) and high-temperature quantum field theory (QFT). The QGP is predicted by quantum chromodynamics (QCD) to have existed until approximately 10-5 seconds after the big bang. Dr. Strickland has published research papers on various topics related to the QGP, quantum field theory, relativistic hydrodynamics, and many other topics. In addition, he has co-written a classic text on the physics of neural networks.
Summary Volume 3 of this three-part series presents more advanced topics and applications of relativistic quantum field theory. The application of quantum chromodynamics to high-energy particle scattering is discussed with concrete examples for how to compute QCD scattering cross sections. Experimental evidence for the existence of quarks and gluons is then presented both within the context of the naive quark model and beyond. Dr. Strickland then reviews our current understanding of the weak interaction, the unified electroweak theory, and the Brout-Higgs-Englert mechanism for the generation of gauge boson masses. The last two chapters contain a self-contained introduction to finite temperature quantum field theory with concrete examples focusing on the high-temperature thermodynamics of scalar field theories, QED, and QCD.
Other form Print version: 9781643277592
Standard no. 10.1088/2053-2571/ab3a99