The Quantum Theory of Fields

The Quantum Theory of Fields

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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.

Book information

ISBN: 9780521670531
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Imprint: Cambridge University Press
Pub date:
DEWEY: 530.143
DEWEY edition: 22
Language: English
Number of pages: 640
Weight: 1262g
Height: 173mm
Width: 245mm
Spine width: 37mm