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The Quantum Theory of Particles, Fields and Cosmology


Part of the Texts and Monographs in Physics book series (TMP)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-XVII
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About this book


This textbook represents a new approach in the teaching of quantum physics. The first seven chapters present nonrelativistic quantum mechanics and its interpretation as well as perturbations and scattering theory. They include Dirac's and Feynman's formalisms. The chapter on symmetry treats gauge transformations, too. The quantum theory of angular momentum includes the isospin of leptons and quarks. It uses as a new tool the graphical spin algebra. The second part of the book is devoted to quantum fields: Boson fields including Higgs fields, Dirac's theory of Fermion fields, quantum electrodynamic and quantum chromodynamics. A brief review is appended to raise the students' interests in quantum cosmology.
The readers will also find many detailed worked examples and many problems to test their own understanding.


Cosmology Dirac equation Second quantization quantum mechanics quantum physics scattering theory

Authors and affiliations

  1. 1.Institut de Physique Nucléaire de Lyon IN2P3-CNRSUniversité Claude Bernard Lyon — 1Villeurbanne CedexFrance

Bibliographic information

  • Book Title Quantum
  • Book Subtitle The Quantum Theory of Particles, Fields and Cosmology
  • Authors Edgard Elbaz
  • Series Title Texts and Monographs in Physics
  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 1998
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Hardcover ISBN 978-3-540-62093-8
  • Softcover ISBN 978-3-642-64327-9
  • eBook ISBN 978-3-642-60266-5
  • Series ISSN 1864-5879
  • Series E-ISSN 1864-5887
  • Edition Number 1
  • Number of Pages XVII, 602
  • Number of Illustrations 0 b/w illustrations, 0 illustrations in colour
  • Additional Information Original French edition published by ellipses/edition marketing S.A., Paris 1995
  • Topics Quantum Physics
    Astronomy, Astrophysics and Cosmology
    Particle and Nuclear Physics
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