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As Scales Become Separated: Lectures on Effective Field Theory

As Scales Become Separated: Lectures on Effective Field Theory
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Publisher: arXiv.org
Number of pages: 183

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These lectures aim to provide a pedagogical introduction to the philosophical underpinnings and technical features of Effective Field Theory (EFT). Improving control of S-matrix elements in the presence of a large hierarchy of physical scales is emphasized.

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