# Relativistic quantum field theory. Volume 3, Applications of quantum field theory /

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Author / Creator: | Strickland, M. T. (Michael Thomas), 1969- author. |
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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: | http://pi.lib.uchicago.edu/1001/cat/bib/12385518 |

**Table of Contents:**

- 1. QCD phenomenology
- 1.1. Electron-muon scattering
- 1.2. Form factors
- 1.3. Elastic electron-proton scattering and the proton form factors
- 1.4. Inelastic electron-proton scattering
- 1.5. The parton model and Bjorken scaling
- 1.6. Valence partons and sea partons
- 1.7. Beyond the naive parton model
- 1.8. DGLAP evolution
- 1.9. Hadron production in e+e- collisions
- 1.10. Fragmentation functions
- 1.11. Solution of the DGLAP equations using Mellin moments
- 1.12. Drell-Yan scattering
- 2. Weak interactions
- 2.1. Early models of the weak interaction
- 2.2. Muon decay
- 2.3. Charged pion decay
- 2.4. Electron-neutrino and electron-antineutrino scattering
- 2.5. Neutrino-quark scattering
- 2.6. Weak neutral currents
- 2.7. The Cabibbo angle and the CKM matrix
- 3. Electroweak unification and the Higgs mechanism
- 3.1. Electroweak Feynman rules
- 3.2. Massive gauge fields with local gauge symmetry
- 3.3. Gauge boson masses in SU(2)L x U(1)Y
- 3.4. The discovery of the Higgs boson
- 4. Basics of finite temperature quantum field theory
- 4.1. Partition function for a quantum harmonic oscillator
- 4.2. The partition function for a free scalar field theory
- 4.3. Free scalar thermodynamics
- 4.4. The need for resummation
- 4.5. Perturbative expansion of thermodynamics for a scalar field theory
- 4.6. Screened perturbation theory
- 5. Hard-thermal-loops for QED and QCD
- 5.1. Photon polarization tensor
- 5.2. Fermionic self-energy
- 5.3. Collective modes
- 5.4. Hard-thermal-loop effective action
- 5.5. Hard-thermal-loop resummed thermodynamics.