A Modern Introduction to Quantum Field Theory

Author: Michele Maggiore

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0198520735

Category: Science

Page: 291

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The importance and the beauty of modern quantum field theory resides in the power and variety of its methods and ideas, which find application in domains as different as particle physics, cosmology, condensed matter, statistical mechanics and critical phenomena. This book introduces the reader to the modern developments in a manner which assumes no previous knowledge of quantum field theory. Along with standard topics like Feynman diagrams, the book discusses effective lagrangians, renormalization group equations, the path integral formulation, spontaneous symmetry breaking and non-abelian gauge theories. The inclusion of more advanced topics will also make this a most useful book for graduate students and researchers.

Quantum Optics

An Introduction

Author: Anthony Mark Fox

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0198566727

Category: Science

Page: 378

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Written primarily for advanced undergraduate and masters level students in physics, this text includes a broad range of topics in applied quantum optics such as laser cooling, Bose-Einstein condensation and quantum information processing.

Quantum Information

Author: Stephen Barnett

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0198527624

Category: Computers

Page: 300

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Quantum information is an area of science, which brings together physics, information theory, computer science & mathematics. This book, which is based on two successful lecture courses, is intended to introduce readers to the ideas behind new developments including quantum cryptography, teleportation & quantum computing.

Modern Quantum Field Theory

A Concise Introduction

Author: Tom Banks

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 1139473891

Category: Science

Page: N.A

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Presenting a variety of topics that are only briefly touched on in other texts, this book provides a thorough introduction to the techniques of field theory. Covering Feynman diagrams and path integrals, the author emphasizes the path integral approach, the Wilsonian approach to renormalization, and the physics of non-abelian gauge theory. It provides a thorough treatment of quark confinement and chiral symmetry breaking, topics not usually covered in other texts at this level. The Standard Model of particle physics is discussed in detail. Connections with condensed matter physics are explored, and there is a brief, but detailed, treatment of non-perturbative semi-classical methods. Ideal for graduate students in high energy physics and condensed matter physics, the book contains many problems,which help students practise the key techniques of quantum field theory.

The Conceptual Framework of Quantum Field Theory

Author: Anthony Duncan

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0199573263

Category: Science

Page: 782

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The book provides a step by step construction of the framework of relativistic quantum field theory, starting from a minimal set of basic foundational postulates. The emphasis is on a careful and detailed description of the conceptual subtleties of modern field theory, many of which are glossed over in other texts.

Quantum Field Theory

A Modern Introduction

Author: Michio Kaku

Publisher: Oxford University Press on Demand

ISBN: 9780195076523

Category: Science

Page: 785

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Provides a comprehensive discussion of the gauge revolution and the theoretical and experimental evidence which makes the Standard Model the leading theory of subatomic phenomena.

Statistical Field Theory

An Introduction to Exactly Solved Models in Statistical Physics

Author: Giuseppe Mussardo

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0199547580

Category: Science

Page: 755

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A thorough and pedagogical introduction to phase transitions and exactly solved models in statistical physics and quantum field theory.

Quantum Field Theory of Many-Body Systems

From the Origin of Sound to an Origin of Light and Electrons

Author: Xiao-Gang Wen

Publisher: Oxford University Press on Demand

ISBN: 0198530943

Category: Science

Page: 505

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This book is a pedagogical and systematic introduction to new concepts and quantum field theoretical methods in condensed matter physics, which may have an impact on our understanding of the origin of light, electrons and other elementary particles in the universe. Emphasis is on clear physical principles, while at the same time bringing students to the fore of today's research.

An Introduction to Theory and Applications of Quantum Mechanics

Author: Amnon Yariv

Publisher: Courier Corporation

ISBN: 0486499863

Category: Science

Page: 318

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Based on a Cal Tech course, this is an outstanding introduction to formal quantum mechanics for advanced undergraduates in applied physics. The treatment's exploration of a wide range of topics culminates in two eminently practical subjects, the semiconductor transistor and the laser. Each chapter concludes with a set of problems. 1982 edition.

Relativity, Gravitation and Cosmology

A Basic Introduction

Author: Ta-Pei Cheng

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0199573638

Category: Science

Page: 435

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This book provides an introduction to Einstein's general theory of relativity. A "physics-first" approach is adopted so that interesting applications come before the more difficult task of solving the Einstein equation. The book includes extensive coverage of cosmology, and is designed to allow readers to study the subject alone.

An Introduction To Quantum Field Theory

Author: Michael E. Peskin

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 0429972105

Category: Science

Page: 866

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An Introduction to Quantum Field Theory is a textbook intended for the graduate physics course covering relativistic quantum mechanics, quantum electrodynamics, and Feynman diagrams. The authors make these subjects accessible through carefully worked examples illustrating the technical aspects of the subject, and intuitive explanations of what is going on behind the mathematics. After presenting the basics of quantum electrodynamics, the authors discuss the theory of renormalization and its relation to statistical mechanics, and introduce the renormalization group. This discussion sets the stage for a discussion of the physical principles that underlie the fundamental interactions of elementary particle physics and their description by gauge field theories.

Many-Body Quantum Theory in Condensed Matter Physics

An Introduction

Author: Henrik Bruus,Karsten Flensberg

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0198566336

Category: Science

Page: 435

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The book is an introduction to quantum field theory applied to condensed matter physics. The topics cover modern applications in electron systems and electronic properties of mesoscopic systems and nanosystems. The textbook is developed for a graduate or advanced undergraduate course with exercises which aim at giving students the ability to confront real problems.

Superconductivity, Superfluids and Condensates

Author: James F. Annett

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780198507567

Category: Science

Page: 186

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Superconductivity, provides a basic introduction to one of the most innovative areas in condensed matter physics today. This book includes ample tutorial material, including illustrations, chapter summaries, graded problem sets, and concise examples. This book is part of the Oxford Master Series in Condensed Matter Physics.

An Introduction to Non-Perturbative Foundations of Quantum Field Theory

Author: Franco Strocchi

Publisher: OUP Oxford

ISBN: 0191651338

Category: Science

Page: 272

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Quantum Field Theory (QFT) has proved to be the most useful strategy for the description of elementary particle interactions and as such is regarded as a fundamental part of modern theoretical physics. In most presentations, the emphasis is on the effectiveness of the theory in producing experimentally testable predictions, which at present essentially means Perturbative QFT. However, after more than fifty years of QFT, we still are in the embarrassing situation of not knowing a single non-trivial (even non-realistic) model of QFT in 3+1 dimensions, allowing a non-perturbative control. As a reaction to these consistency problems one may take the position that they are related to our ignorance of the physics of small distances and that QFT is only an effective theory, so that radically new ideas are needed for a consistent quantum theory of relativistic interactions (in 3+1 dimensions). The book starts by discussing the conflict between locality or hyperbolicity and positivity of the energy for relativistic wave equations, which marks the origin of quantum field theory, and the mathematical problems of the perturbative expansion (canonical quantization, interaction picture, non-Fock representation, asymptotic convergence of the series etc.). The general physical principles of positivity of the energy, Poincare' covariance and locality provide a substitute for canonical quantization, qualify the non-perturbative foundation and lead to very relevant results, like the Spin-statistics theorem, TCP symmetry, a substitute for canonical quantization, non-canonical behaviour, the euclidean formulation at the basis of the functional integral approach, the non-perturbative definition of the S-matrix (LSZ, Haag-Ruelle-Buchholz theory). A characteristic feature of gauge field theories is Gauss' law constraint. It is responsible for the conflict between locality of the charged fields and positivity, it yields the superselection of the (unbroken) gauge charges, provides a non-perturbative explanation of the Higgs mechanism in the local gauges, implies the infraparticle structure of the charged particles in QED and the breaking of the Lorentz group in the charged sectors. A non-perturbative proof of the Higgs mechanism is discussed in the Coulomb gauge: the vector bosons corresponding to the broken generators are massive and their two point function dominates the Goldstone spectrum, thus excluding the occurrence of massless Goldstone bosons. The solution of the U(1) problem in QCD, the theta vacuum structure and the inevitable breaking of the chiral symmetry in each theta sector are derived solely from the topology of the gauge group, without relying on the semiclassical instanton approximation.

The Light Fantastic

A Modern Introduction to Classical and Quantum Optics

Author: I. R. Kenyon

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: 019856645X

Category: Science

Page: 630

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This thorough and self-contained introduction to modern optics covers, in full, the three components: ray optics, wave optics and quantum optics. Examples of modern applications in the current century are used extensively.

Atomic Physics

Author: C.J. Foot

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0198506953

Category: Science

Page: 331

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This book describes atomic physics and the latest advances in this field at a level suitable for fourth year undergraduates. The numerous examples of the modern applications of atomic physics include Bose-Einstein condensation of atoms, matter-wave interferometry and quantum computing with trapped ions.

Quantum Field Theory for the Gifted Amateur

Author: Tom Lancaster,Stephen J. Blundell,Stephen Blundell

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0199699321

Category: Science

Page: 485

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Quantum field theory provides the theoretical backbone to most modern physics. This book is designed to bring quantum field theory to a wider audience of physicists. It is packed with worked examples, witty diagrams, and applications intended to introduce a new audience to this revolutionary theory.

Magnetism in Condensed Matter

Author: Stephen Blundell

Publisher: OUP Oxford

ISBN: 9780198505914

Category: Science

Page: 256

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The superb book describes the modern theory of the magnetic properties of solids. Starting from the fundamental principles, this copiously illustrated volume outlines the theory of magnetic behaviour, describes, experimental techniques, and discusses current research topics. The book is intended for final year undergraduate students and graduate students in the physical sciences.

Introduction to Gauge Field Theory Revised Edition

Author: D. Bailin,Alexander Love

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 9780750302814

Category: Science

Page: 380

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Introduction to Gauge Field Theory provides comprehensive coverage of modern relativistic quantum field theory, emphasizing the details of actual calculations rather than the phenomenology of the applications. Forming a foundation in the subject, the book assumes knowledge of relativistic quantum mechanics, but not of quantum field theory. The book is ideal for graduate students, advanced undergraduates, and researchers in the field of particle physics.