Quantum Field Theory for the Gifted Amateur

Quantum Field Theory for the Gifted Amateur Author Tom Lancaster
ISBN-10 019969933X
ISBN-13 9780199699339
Year 2014-06-17
Pages 512
Language English
Publisher Oxford University Press
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Quantum field theory is arguably the most far reaching and beautiful physical theory ever constructed with aspects more stringently tested and verified to greater precision than any other theory in physics Unfortunately the subject has gained a notorious reputation for difficulty with forbidding looking mathematics and a peculiar diagrammatic language described in an array of unforgiving weighty textbooks aimed firmly at aspiring professionals However quantum field theory is too important too beautiful and too engaging to be restricted to the professionals This book on quantum field theory is designed to be different It is written by experimental physicists and aims to provide the interested amateur with a bridge from undergraduate physics to quantum field theory The imagined reader is a gifted amateur possessing a curious and adaptable mind looking to be told an entertaining and intellectually stimulating story but who will not feel patronised if a few mathematical niceties are spelled out in detail Using numerous worked examples diagrams and careful physically motivated explanations this book will smooth the path towards understanding the radically different and revolutionary view of the physical world that quantum field theory provides and which all physicists should have the opportunity to experience To request a copy of the Solutions Manual visit http global oup com uk academic physics admin solutions

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