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Lectures on Classical and Quantum Theory of Fields

Benefits

  • Unique combination of classical and quantum field theory in one compact course

  • 20 years of teaching experience condensed in one concise textbook

  • Presents essential mathematical aspects and applications in a balanced view

  • High accessibility for students entering the field, achieved by detailed presentation of basic concepts

Textbook

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-ix
  2. Henryk Arodź, Dr. Leszek Hadasz
    Pages 1-18
  3. Henryk Arodź, Dr. Leszek Hadasz
    Pages 19-32
  4. Henryk Arodź, Dr. Leszek Hadasz
    Pages 33-62
  5. Henryk Arodź, Dr. Leszek Hadasz
    Pages 63-85
  6. Henryk Arodź, Dr. Leszek Hadasz
    Pages 87-108
  7. Henryk Arodź, Dr. Leszek Hadasz
    Pages 109-149
  8. Henryk Arodź, Dr. Leszek Hadasz
    Pages 151-180
  9. Henryk Arodź, Dr. Leszek Hadasz
    Pages 181-210
  10. Henryk Arodź, Dr. Leszek Hadasz
    Pages 211-225
  11. Henryk Arodź, Dr. Leszek Hadasz
    Pages 227-253
  12. Henryk Arodź, Dr. Leszek Hadasz
    Pages 255-275
  13. Henryk Arodź, Dr. Leszek Hadasz
    Pages 277-294
  14. Henryk Arodź, Dr. Leszek Hadasz
    Pages 295-320
  15. Henryk Arodź, Dr. Leszek Hadasz
    Pages 321-342
  16. Back Matter
    Pages 343-351

About this book

Introduction

This textbook on classical and quantum theory of fields addresses graduate students starting to specialize in theoretical physics. It provides didactic introductions to the main topics in the theory of fields, while taking into account the contemporary view of the subject. The student will find concise explanations of basic notions essential for applications of the theory of fields as well as for frontier research in theoretical physics. One third of the book is devoted to classical fields. Each chapter contains exercises of varying degree of difficulty with hints or solutions, plus summaries and worked examples as useful. The textbook is based on lectures delivered to students of theoretical physics at Jagiellonian University. It aims to deliver a unique combination of classical and quantum field theory in one compact course.

Keywords

Classical Quantum Theory Classical fields Field theory Gauge Field Path integral Quantum Theory Field Quantum fields Relativistic Invariance Spinor Supersymmetry Textbook Classical Field Theory Textbook Classical and Quantum Theory Textbook Field Theory Textbook Quantum Field Theory

Authors and affiliations

  1. 1.Inst. PhysicsJagiellonian UniversityKrakowPoland
  2. 2.Inst. PhysicsJagiellonian UniversityKrakowPoland

About the authors

Both authors work in the Department of Field Theory at the Marian Smoluchowski Institute of Physics, Jagiellonian University, Cracow. They are experienced academic teachers specialized in theoretical and mathematical physics. Professor Henryk Arodz has published research papers on the Yang - Mills fields, topological defects, and several other topics in field theory and quantum mechanics. Dr. Leszek Hadasz has investigated, among other things, exactly solvable models with (super-)conformal symmetry and strings in non-critical dimensions.

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Reviews

From the reviews:

“This new and modern textbook stands out for its pedagogy … and is based on an introductory course given to students at the University of Cracow in Poland. At the same time it is an excellent textbook for a first encounter with quantum field theory, treating a variety of topics that are only touched on in previous books with similar title.” (Gert Roepstorff, Zentralblatt MATH, Vol. 1207, 2011)