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Quantum Field Theory Demystified By David McMahon

Quantum Field Theory Demystified

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Quantum field theory unifies Einstein's theory of relativity with quantum mechanics. This work helps you learn quantum field theory. Picking up where "Quantum Mechanics Demystified" left off, it also gives the background needed to learn more advanced topics such as string theory, supersymmetry, and quantum gravity.

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Quantum Field Theory Demystified by David McMahon

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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.

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About David McMahon


David McMahon is a Microsoft Certified Visual Basic developer. He writes object-oriented software and hardware drivers for Windows NT and 95/98 using Visual Basic and Visual C++. He is also a Microsoft Certification instructor for Visual Basic and Microsoft Access.

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

Additional information

GOR002925081
Quantum Field Theory Demystified by David McMahon
David McMahon
Demystified
Used - Very Good
Paperback
McGraw-Hill Education - Europe
2008-03-21
320
0071543821
9780071543828
N/A
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