Methods of Quantization

Lectures Held at the 39. Universitätswochen für Kern-und Teilchenphysik, Schladming, Austria

  • H. Latal
  • W. Schweiger

Part of the Lecture Notes in Physics book series (LNP, volume 572)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-XI
  2. Bernard L.G. Bakker
    Pages 1-54
  3. John R. Klauder
    Pages 143-182
  4. Klaus Sibold
    Pages 183-206
  5. Ludwig Streit
    Pages 207-221
  6. Back Matter
    Pages 223-224

About this book


Most of our present understanding of the elementary building blocks of matter and the forces between them is based on the quantized version of the field theories which are locally symmetric under gauge transformations. The present set of lecture notes gives both a status report and a survey of recent advances for the most important quantization methods in the field theories for elementary particle physics. The first part of the book introduces light-cone quantization as an interesting alternative to the commonly used covariant perturbation theory and functional-integral methods. Next, a general formalism for quantizing systems with constraints, the projection-operator approach, is presented and structural aspects of the renormalization problem for gauge invariant field theories are discussed. Finally, the mathematics underlying the functional-integral quantization is reviewed. Suitable as a reference for researchers in the field, the book will prove particularly useful for lecturers and graduate students in search of additional reading beyond the standard texts on quantum field theory.


Particle Physics algebraic renormalization light-cone quantization quantization quantization of constrained systems quantum field theory renormalization white-noise analysis

Editors and affiliations

  • H. Latal
    • 1
  • W. Schweiger
    • 1
  1. 1.Institut für Theoretische PhysikUniversität GrazGrazAustria

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2001
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-3-540-42100-9
  • Online ISBN 978-3-540-45114-3
  • Series Print ISSN 0075-8450
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