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The Resource Quantum field theory : the why, what and how, Thanu Padmanabhan

Quantum field theory : the why, what and how, Thanu Padmanabhan

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Quantum field theory : the why, what and how
Title
Quantum field theory
Title remainder
the why, what and how
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Thanu Padmanabhan
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eng
Summary
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
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BTCTA
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1957-
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Padmanabhan, T.
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
LC call number
QC174.45
LC item number
.P33 2016
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
Graduate texts in physics,
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  • Quantum field theory
  • Quantum field theory
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Quantum field theory : the why, what and how, Thanu Padmanabhan
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Includes bibliographical references (pages 279-280) and index
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volume
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rdacarrier
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text
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  • txt
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rdacontent
Control code
930257941
Dimensions
29 cm
Extent
xvii, 283 pages
Isbn
9783319281711
Lccn
2016930164
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unmediated
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rdamedia
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  • n
Other physical details
illustrations (some color)
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(OCoLC)930257941
Label
Quantum field theory : the why, what and how, Thanu Padmanabhan
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 279-280) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
930257941
Dimensions
29 cm
Extent
xvii, 283 pages
Isbn
9783319281711
Lccn
2016930164
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations (some color)
System control number
(OCoLC)930257941

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