Quantum Field Theory and the Standard Model

Description

Providing a comprehensive introduction to quantum field theory, this textbook covers the development of particle physics from its foundations to the discovery of the Higgs boson. Its combination of clear physical explanations, with direct connections to experimental data, and mathematical rigor make the subject accessible to students with a wide variety of backgrounds and interests. Assuming only an undergraduate-level understanding of quantum mechanics, the book steadily develops the Standard Model and state-of-the-art calculation techniques. It includes multiple derivations of many important results, with modern methods such as effective field theory and the renormalization group playing a prominent role. Numerous worked examples and end-of-chapter problems enable students to reproduce classic results and to master quantum field theory as it is used today. Based on a course taught by the author over many years, this book is ideal for an introductory to advanced quantum field theory sequence or for independent study.

Details

Author(s)
Matthew D. Schwartz
Format
Hardback | 863 pages
Dimensions
194 x 252 x 37mm | 1,560g
Publication date
12 Mar 2014
Publisher
CAMBRIDGE UNIVERSITY PRESS
Publication City/Country
Cambridge, United Kingdom
Language
English
Edition statement
New
Illustrations note
Worked examples or Exercises; 4 Halftones, unspecified; 35 Line drawings, unspecified
ISBN10
1107034736
ISBN13
9781107034730
Bestsellers rank
25,106