Foundations

Steven Weinberg

Available for the first time in paperback, The Quantum Theory of Fields is a self-contained, comprehensive, and up-to-date introduction to quantum field theory from Nobel Laureate Steven Weinberg. Volume I introduces the foundations of quantum field theory. The development is fresh and logical throughout, with each step carefully motivated by what has gone before. After a brief historical outline, the book begins with the principles of relativity and quantum mechanics, and the properties of particles that follow. Quantum field theory emerges from this as a natural consequence. The classic calculations of quantum electrodynamics are presented in a thoroughly modern way, showing the use of path integrals and dimensional regularization. It contains much original material, and is peppered with examples and insights drawn from the author's experience as a leader of elementary particle research. Exercises are included at the end of each chapter.

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[目次]

  • Preface
  • 1. Historical introduction
  • 2. Relativistic quantum mechanics
  • 3. Scattering theory
  • 4. The cluster decomposition principle
  • 5. Quantum fields and antiparticles
  • 6. The Feynman rules
  • 7. The canonical formalism
  • 8. Massless particles: electrodynamics
  • 9. Path integral methods
  • 10. Nonperturbative methods
  • 11. One-loop radiative corrections in quantum electrodynamics
  • 12. General renormalization theory
  • 13. Infrared effects
  • 14. Bound states in external fields
  • Subject index
  • Author index.

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書名 Foundations
著作者等 Weinberg, Steven
シリーズ名 The quantum theory of fields
出版元 Cambridge University Press
刊行年月 1995
ページ数 xxvi, 609 p.
大きさ 27 cm
ISBN 0521670535
0521550017
NCID BA25680736
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言語 英語
出版国 イギリス
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