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Quantum Field Theory as a Faithful Image of Nature
by Hans Christian Öttinger - arXiv , 2016
This book can be used as a textbook on quantum field theory for students of physics or as a monograph for philosophers and physicists interested in the epistemological foundations of particle physics. The reader is stimulated to critical thinking ...
Nonequilibrium Quantum Fields: From Cold Atoms to Cosmology
by J. Berges - arXiv , 2015
Lecture notes. From the table of Contents: Introduction; Nonequilibrium quantum field theory; Thermalization; Classical aspects of nonequilibrium quantum fields; Nonequilibrium instabilities; Nonthermal fixed points and turbulence.
A Guide to Quantum Field Theory
by Kasper Peeters - Durham University , 2014
The course will introduce Quantum Field Theory (QFT) by bringing together concepts from classical Lagrangian and Hamiltonian mechanics, quantum mechanics and special relativity. We will also introduce string theory as a simple two-dimensional QFT.
Introduction to Quantum Field Theory
by Matthew Schwartz - Harvard University , 2008
The approach is to emphasize that Quantum Field Theory is first and foremost a tool for performing practical calculations. I will emphasize the physical problems which have driven the development of the field, and to show how they can be solved.
by Henriette Elvang, Yu-tin Huang - arXiv , 2013
The purpose of this review is to bridge the gap between a standard course in quantum field theory and recent fascinating developments in the studies of on-shell scattering amplitudes. We build up the subject from basic quantum field theory...
Introductory Lectures on Quantum Field Theory
by Luis Alvarez-Gaume, Miguel A. Vazquez-Mozo - arXiv , 2013
In these lectures we present a few topics in Quantum Field Theory in detail. Some of them are conceptual and some more practical. They have been selected because they appear frequently in current applications to Particle Physics and String Theory.
Physics Quest: Understanding Relativistic Quantum Field Theory
by Hans de Vries - Physics-Quest.org , 2013
From the table of contents: Relativistic foundations of light and matter Fields; Advanced treatment of the EM field; The relativistic matter wave equations; Foundations of Quantum Electro Dynamics; Non Abelian gauge theories.
Group Field Theories
by Thomas Krajewski - arXiv , 2012
Group field theories are particular quantum field theories defined on D copies of a group which reproduce spin foam amplitudes on a space-time of dimension D. In these lecture notes, we present the general construction of group field theories.
Advances in Quantum Field Theory
by Sergey Ketov - InTech , 2012
Advances in Quantum Field Theory covers some current applications of quantum field theory to various areas of modern physics and mathematics, in order to offer a deeper understanding of known facts and unsolved problems.
Notes on Quantum Field Theory
by Sidney Coleman - arXiv , 1986
These notes were taken during Sidney Coleman's lectures on Quantum Field Theory (Physics 253), given at Harvard University in Fall semester of the 1986-1987 academic year. These notes remain the principal source for the Physics 253a materials.
Effective Action Approach to Quantum Field Theory
by Ivan G. Avramidi - New Mexico Institute of Mining and Technology , 2001
From the table of contents: Classical Field Theory (Models in field theory, Cauchy problem for Jacobi fields, Feynman propagator, Classical perturbation theory ...); Quantization of non-gauge field theories; Quantization of gauge field theories.
Quantum Field Theory I
by Ling-Fong Li - National Tsing Hua University , 2010
These quantum field theory notes include the following topics: Quantization of Field Theory; Theory of Renormalization; Symmetry; Standard Model of Electroweak Interaction; Theory of Strong Interaction -- Quantum Chromodynamics.
Quantum Field Theory, Black Holes and Holography
by Chethan Krishnan - arXiv , 2010
These notes are an expanded version of lectures given in 2010. The aim is to provide a practical introduction to quantum field theory in curved spacetime and related black hole physics, with AdS / CFT as the loose motivation.
The Monte Carlo Method in Quantum Field Theory
by Colin Morningstar - arXiv , 2007
This series of six lectures is an introduction to using the Monte Carlo method to carry out nonperturbative studies in quantum field theories. Path integrals in quantum field theory are reviewed, and their evaluation is presented.
An Introduction to Quantum Field Theory
by Mrinal Dasgupta - University of Manchester , 2008
Presently, all observational evidence points to the fact that Quantum Field Theory provides a good description of all known elementary particles. The scope of these lectures is to provide an introduction to the formalism of Quantum Field Theory.
Quantum Field Theory
by Mark Srednicki - Cambridge University Press , 2007
This introduction to quantum field theory will be of value not only to beginning students but also to practicing physicists interested in learning or reviewing specific topics. The material is presented in an intuitively clear and informal style.
Lectures on Tensor Categories and Modular Functors
by Bojko Bakalov, Alexander Kirillov - American Mathematical Society , 2000
The book gives an exposition of the relations among the following three topics: monoidal tensor categories (such as a category of representations of a quantum group), 3-dimensional topological quantum field theory, and 2-dimensional modular functors.
Introduction to Quantum Fields in Curved Spacetime and the Hawking Effect
by Ted Jacobson - arXiv , 2004
These notes introduce the subject of quantum field theory in curved spacetime and some of its applications and the questions they raise. Topics include particle creation in time-dependent metrics, quantum origin of primordial perturbations, etc.
Introduction to Nonequilibrium Quantum Field Theory
by J. Berges - arXiv , 2004
An introduction to functional integral techniques and how they can be applied in practice. Though we focus on particle physics and cosmology applications, we emphasize that these techniques can be equally applied to other nonequilibrium phenomena.
Introduction to Nonequilibrium Statistical Mechanics with Quantum Field
by Takafumi Kita - arXiv , 2010
The author presents a concise and self-contained introduction to nonequilibrium statistical mechanics with quantum field theory. Readers are assumed to be familiar with the Matsubara formalism of equilibrium statistical mechanics.
Introduction to Feynman Integrals
by Stefan Weinzierl - arXiv , 2010
An introduction to Feynman integrals. In the first part of the course the author reviews the basics of the perturbative expansion in quantum field theories. In the second part of the course he will discuss more advanced topics.
Quantum Field Theory
by David Tong - University of Cambridge , 2007
These notes are based on an introductory course on quantum field theory. From the table of contents: Classical Field Theory; Free Fields; Interacting Fields; The Dirac Equation; Quantizing the Dirac Field; Quantum Electrodynamics.
Quantum Field Theory on Noncommutative Spaces
by Richard J. Szabo - arXiv , 2003
An introduction to noncommutative quantum field theory is presented, with emphasis on those properties that are intimately tied to string theory and gravity. Topics covered include the Weyl-Wigner correspondence, noncommutative Feynman diagrams, etc.
Quantum Field Theory
by A.N. Schellekens , 1997
All particles in the standard model correspond to some field in a quantum field theory. Our task is to understand how this works, how to describe interactions of these particles using quantum field theory, and how to compute various processes.
Algebraic Quantum Field Theory
by Hans Halvorson, Michael Mueger - arXiv , 2006
This paper is a survey of AQFT, with an orientation towards foundational topics. In addition to covering the basics of the theory, we discuss issues related to nonlocality, the particle concept, the field concept, and inequivalent representations.
Introduction to Algebraic and Constructive Quantum Field Theory
by John C. Baez, Irving E. Segal, Zhengfang Zhou - Princeton University Press , 1992
The book presents a rigorous treatment of the first principles of the algebraic and analytic core of quantum field theory. The authors address readers interested in fundamental mathematical physics and who have the training of a graduate student.