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Quantum Field Theory for the Gifted Amateur

Tom Lancaster and Stephen J. Blundell

Abstract

Quantum field theory is arguably the most far-reaching and beautiful physical theory ever constructed, with aspects more stringently tested and verified to greater precision than any other theory in physics. Unfortunately, the subject has gained a notorious reputation for difficulty with forbidding looking mathematics and a peculiar diagrammatic language described in an array of unforgiving, weighty textbooks aimed firmly at aspiring professionals. However, quantum field theory is too important, too beautiful and too engaging to be restricted to the professionals. This book on quantum field th ... More

Keywords: quantum field theory, second quantization, Feynman diagrams, functional integrals, renormalization, quantum electrodynamics, condensed matter theory, particle theory

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2014 Print ISBN-13: 9780199699322
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: June 2014 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199699322.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Tom Lancaster, author
Lecturer in Physics, Department of Physics, University of Durham

Stephen J. Blundell, author
Professor of Physics, Department of Physics, University of Oxford

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