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Relativistic Quantum Physics: From Advanced Quantum Mechanics to Introductory Quantum Field Theory
KTH, School of Engineering Sciences (SCI), Theoretical Physics, Theoretical Particle Physics.ORCID iD: 0000-0002-3525-8349
2011 (English)Book (Refereed)
Abstract [en]

Quantum physics and special relativity theory were two of the greatest breakthroughs in physics during the twentieth century and contributed to paradigm shifts in physics. This book combines these two discoveries to provide a complete description of the fundamentals of relativistic quantum physics, guiding the reader effortlessly from relativistic quantum mechanics to basic quantum field theory. The book gives a thorough and detailed treatment of the subject, beginning with the classification of particles, the Klein–Gordon equation and the Dirac equation. It then moves on to the canonical quantization procedure of the Klein–Gordon, Dirac and electromagnetic fields. Classical Yang–Mills theory, the LSZ formalism, perturbation theory, elementary processes in QED are introduced, and regularization, renormalization and radiative corrections are explored. With exercises scattered through the text and problems at the end of most chapters, the book is ideal for advanced undergraduate and graduate students in theoretical physics.

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Cambridge: Cambridge University Press , 2011, 1. , 310 p.
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URN: urn:nbn:se:kth:diva-40899DOI: 10.1017/CBO9781139032681Scopus ID: 2-s2.0-84924444781ISBN: 978-0-521-76726-2 (print)OAI: oai:DiVA.org:kth-40899DiVA: diva2:442682
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Available from: 2011-09-22 Created: 2011-09-22 Last updated: 2015-06-03Bibliographically approved

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