Path Integral Methods and Applications
by Richard MacKenzie
Publisher: arXiv 2000
Number of pages: 55
These lectures are intended as an introduction to the technique of path integrals and their applications in physics. The audience is mainly first-year graduate students, and it is assumed that the reader has a good foundation in quantum mechanics. No prior exposure to path integrals is assumed, however.
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