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Quantum Field Theory Demystified (Demystified)

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Publisher Comments:

Learn quantum field theory relatively easily

Trying to comprehend quantum field theory but don't have infinite time or the IQ of Einstein? No problem! This easy-to-follow guide helps you understand this complex subject matter without spending a lot of energy.

Quantum Field Theory Demystified covers essential principles such as particle physics and special relativity. You'll learn about Lagrangian field theory, group theory, and electroweak theory. The book also explains continuous and discrete symmetries, spontaneous symmetry breaking, and supersymmetry. With thorough coverage of the mathematics of quantum field theory and featuring end-of-chapter quizzes and a final exam to test your knowledge, this book will teach you the fundamentals of this theoretical framework in no time at all.

This fast and easy guide offers:

  • Numerous figures to illustrate key concepts
  • Sample equations with worked solutions
  • Coverage of quantum numbers
  • Details on the Dirac equation, the Feynman rules, and the Higgs mechanism
  • A time-saving approach to performing better on an exam or at work

Simple enough for a beginner, but challenging enough for an advanced student, Quantum Field Theory Demystified is your shortcut to understanding this fascinating area of physics.

Synopsis:

Learn quantum field theory at the speed of light!

Quantum Field Theory Demystified picks up where Quantum Mechanics Demystified left off and is the ideal introductory resource for those moving onto this complex physics course. Quantum field theory unifies Einstein's theory of relativity with quantum mechanics. You will learn the essential principles and mathematical framework of quantum field theory through easy-to-follow explanations and sample equations. The book also provides the background needed to learn more advanced topics such as string theory, supersymmetry, and quantum gravity.

About the Author

David McMahon works as a researcher in theNational Laboratories. He has advanced degrees in physics and applied mathematics, and is the author of Quantum Mechanics Demystified, Relativity Demystified, and several other successful books.

Table of Contents

Chapter 1: Particle Physics Special Relativity

Chapter 2: Lagrangian Field Theory

Chapter 3: An Introduction to Group Theory

Chapter 4: Discrete Symmetrics and Quantum Numbers

Chapter 5: The Dirac Equation

Chapter 6: Scalar Fields

Chapter 7 : The Feynman Rules

Chapter 8: Quantum Electrodynamics

Chapter 9: Spontaneous Symmetry Breaking and the Higgs Mechanism

Chapter 10: Electroweak Theory

Chapter 11: Path Integrals

Chapter 12: Supersymmetry

Final Exam

Solutions to Quizzes and Final Exam

References

Index

Product Details

ISBN:
9780071543828
Author:
Mcmahon, David
Publisher:
McGraw-Hill Professional Publishing
Author:
McMahon, David
Subject:
Physics
Subject:
Quantum Theory
Subject:
Particles (nuclear physics)
Subject:
Quantum field theory
Subject:
Physics-Quantum Mechanics
Copyright:
Series:
Demystified
Publication Date:
March 2008
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
Professional and scholarly
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
299
Dimensions:
9.28x7.30x.63 in. .98 lbs.

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Quantum Field Theory Demystified picks up where Quantum Mechanics Demystified left off and is the ideal introductory resource for those moving onto this complex physics course. Quantum field theory unifies Einstein's theory of relativity with quantum mechanics. You will learn the essential principles and mathematical framework of quantum field theory through easy-to-follow explanations and sample equations. The book also provides the background needed to learn more advanced topics such as string theory, supersymmetry, and quantum gravity.

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