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Quantum Field Theory for the Gifted Amateur$
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Tom Lancaster and Stephen J. Blundell

Print publication date: 2014

Print ISBN-13: 9780199699322

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: June 2014

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199699322.001.0001

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Statistical field theory

Statistical field theory

(p.228) 25 Statistical field theory
Quantum Field Theory for the Gifted Amateur

Tom Lancaster

Stephen J. Blundell

Oxford University Press

There is a rather subtle connection between quantum field theory and statistical physics, and this is explored here, where the concepts of imaginary time and the Wick rotation are introduced.

Keywords:   statistical field theory, imaginary time, Wick rotation

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