Quantum Field Theory

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Cambridge University Press, Jun 6, 1996 - Science
This book is a modern pedagogic introduction to the ideas and techniques of quantum field theory. After a brief overview of particle physics and a survey of relativistic wave equations and Lagrangian methods, the quantum theory of scalar and spinor fields, and then of gauge fields, is developed. The emphasis throughout is on functional methods, which have played a large part in modern field theory. The book concludes with a brief survey of 'topological' objects in field theory and, new to this edition, a chapter devoted to supersymmetry.
 

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Contents

Preface to the first edition
Summary
3
Canonical quantisation and particle interpretation
Guide to further reading 5 Path integrals andquantum mechanics
scalar and spinor fields
gauge fields
8
Renormalisation
Guide to further reading 10 Topological objects in field
Summary
Chiral superfield 11 8 Recovery ofthe WessZumino model
Index
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