Quantum Field Theory (Mathematical Surveys and Monographs)

ISBN-13: 9780821847053
ISBN-10: 0821847058
Author: Gerald B. Folland
Publication date: 2008
Publisher: American Mathematical Society
Format: Hardcover 325 pages
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ISBN-13: 9780821847053
ISBN-10: 0821847058
Author: Gerald B. Folland
Publication date: 2008
Publisher: American Mathematical Society
Format: Hardcover 325 pages

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Acknowledged authors Gerald B. Folland wrote Quantum Field Theory (Mathematical Surveys and Monographs) comprising 325 pages back in 2008. Textbook and eTextbook are published under ISBN 0821847058 and 9780821847053. Since then Quantum Field Theory (Mathematical Surveys and Monographs) textbook was available to sell back to BooksRun online for the top buyback price of $ 12.30 or rent at the marketplace.

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Quantum field theory has been a great success for physics, but it is difficult for mathematicians to learn because it is mathematically incomplete. Folland, who is a mathematician, has spent considerable time digesting the physical theory and sorting out the mathematical issues in it. Fortunately for mathematicians, Folland is a gifted expositor. The purpose of this book is to present the elements of quantum field theory, with the goal of understanding the behavior of elementary particles rather than building formal mathematical structures, in a form that will be comprehensible to mathematicians. Rigorous definitions and arguments are presented as far as they are available, but the text proceeds on a more informal level when necessary, with due care in identifying the difficulties. The book begins with a review of classical physics and quantum mechanics, then proceeds through the construction of free quantum fields to the perturbation-theoretic development of interacting field theory and renormalization theory, with emphasis on quantum electrodynamics. The final two chapters present the functional integral approach and the elements of gauge field theory, including the Salam-Weinberg model of electromagnetic and weak interactions.

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