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Field Quantization

  • Walter Greiner
  • Joachim Reinhardt

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-XIV
  2. Many-Body Systems and Classical Field Theory

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Walter Greiner, Joachim Reinhardt
      Pages 3-29
    3. Walter Greiner, Joachim Reinhardt
      Pages 31-54
  3. Canonical Quantization

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 55-55
    2. Walter Greiner, Joachim Reinhardt
      Pages 57-74
    3. Walter Greiner, Joachim Reinhardt
      Pages 75-115
    4. Walter Greiner, Joachim Reinhardt
      Pages 117-140
    5. Walter Greiner, Joachim Reinhardt
      Pages 141-170
    6. Walter Greiner, Joachim Reinhardt
      Pages 171-210
    7. Walter Greiner, Joachim Reinhardt
      Pages 211-268
    8. Walter Greiner, Joachim Reinhardt
      Pages 269-299
    9. Walter Greiner, Joachim Reinhardt
      Pages 301-334
  4. Quantization with Path Integrals

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 335-335
    2. Walter Greiner, Joachim Reinhardt
      Pages 337-363
    3. Walter Greiner, Joachim Reinhardt
      Pages 365-431
  5. Back Matter
    Pages 433-441

About this book

Introduction

Theoretical physics has become a many-faceted science. For the young stu­ dent it is difficult enough to cope with the overwhelming amount of new scientific material that has to be learned, let alone obtain an overview of the entire field, which ranges from mechanics through electrodynamics, quantum mechanics, field theory, nuclear and heavy-ion science, statistical mechanics, thermodynamics, and solid-state theory to elementary-particle physics. And this knowledge should be acquired in just 8-10 semesters, during which, in addition, a Diploma or Master's thesis has to be worked on or examinations prepared for. All this can be achieved only if the university teachers help to introduce the student to the new disciplines as early on as possible, in order to create interest and excitement that in turn set free essential new energy. At the Johann Wolfgang Goethe University in Frankfurt we therefore con­ front the student with theoretical physics immediately, in the first semester. Theoretical Mechanics I and II, Electrodynamics, and Quantum Mechanics I - An Introduction are the basic courses during the first two years. These lectures are supplemented with many mathematical explanations and much support material. After the fourth semester of studies, graduate work begins, and Quantum Mechanics II - Symmetries, Statistical Mechanics and Ther­ modynamics, Relativistic Quantum Mechanics, Quantum Electrodynamics, the Gauge Theory of Weak Interactions, and Quantum Chromo dynamics are obligatory.

Keywords

Feldquantisierung Particle Physics Pfadintegrale Quantenfeldtheorie field quantization quantum field theory quantum mechanics

Authors and affiliations

  • Walter Greiner
    • 1
    • 2
  • Joachim Reinhardt
    • 1
    • 2
  1. 1.Institut für Theoretische PhysikJohann Wolfgang Goethe-Universität FrankfurtFrankfurt am MainGermany
  2. 2.Frankfurt am MainGermany

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-642-61485-9
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 1996
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-3-540-78048-9
  • Online ISBN 978-3-642-61485-9
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