Bibliographic Details

Advanced concepts in quantum field theory : with exercises / James M. Cline.

Author / Creator Cline, James M., 1960- author.
Imprint Cham, Switzerland : Springer, [2020]
Description 1 online resource (158 p.).
Language English
Series SpringerBriefs in Physics
SpringerBriefs in physics.
Subject Quantum field theory.
Quantum field theory -- Problems, exercises, etc.
Particles (Nuclear physics)
Elementary Particles, Quantum Field Theory.
Particles (Nuclear physics)
Quantum field theory.
Problems and exercises.
Electronic books.
Electronic books.
Format E-Resource, Book
URL for this record
ISBN 9783030561680
Digital file characteristics text file PDF
Notes Includes bibliographical references and index.
Summary This book comprises the second half of a quantum field theory (QFT) course for graduate students. It gives a concise introduction to advanced concepts that are important for research in elementary particle theory. Topics include the path integral, loop expansion, Feynman rules, various regularization methods, renormalization, running couplings and the renormalization group, fixed points and asymptotic freedom, effective action, Coleman-Weinberg effective potential, fermions, the axial anomaly, QED, gauge fixing, nonabelian gauge theories, unitarity, optical theorem, Slavnov-Taylor identities, beta function of Yang-Mills theory, a heuristic derivation of asymptotic freedom, instantons in SU(N) gauge theory, theta vacua and the strong CP problem. Exercises are included and are intended for advanced graduate students or postdocs seeking to deepen their understanding of QFT.
Other form Print version: Cline, James M. Advanced Concepts in Quantum Field Theory : With Exercises Cham : Springer International Publishing AG,c2020 9783030561673
Standard no. 10.1007/978-3-030-56168-0