© 1992

Local Quantum Physics

Fields, Particles, Algebras


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

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-XIV
  2. Background

    1. Rudolf Haag
      Pages 1-9
    2. Rudolf Haag
      Pages 27-40
    3. Rudolf Haag
      Pages 40-44
    4. Rudolf Haag
      Pages 44-53
  3. General Quantum Field Theory

    1. Rudolf Haag
      Pages 60-75
    2. Rudolf Haag
      Pages 83-95
    3. Rudolf Haag
      Pages 96-104
  4. Algebras of Local Observables and Fields

    1. Rudolf Haag
      Pages 105-112
    2. Rudolf Haag
      Pages 129-143
    3. Rudolf Haag
      Pages 143-147
  5. Charges, Global Gauge Groups and Exchange Symmetry

    1. Rudolf Haag
      Pages 149-156
    2. Rudolf Haag
      Pages 156-174
    3. Rudolf Haag
      Pages 174-184

About this book


Four years aga Walter Thirring suggested to me that it would be desirable to have a book describing recent results of the "algebraic approach" to quantum field theory and statistical mechanics. After long deliberations with my younger colleagues I decided to write a book but to enlarge the topic, the guiding line be­ ing expressed in the title "Local Quantum Physics". In essence this concerns the synthesis between special relativity and our understanding of quantum physics, together with a few other principles of a general nature. The algebraic approach, that is the characterization of the theory by a net of algebras of local observ­ ables, provides a concise language for this and an efficient tool for the study of the anatomy of the theory and of the relevance of various parts to qualita­ tive physical consequences. It is introduced in Chapter III. In compliance with the original suggestion its main results of more recent vintage are described in Chapters IV to VI. The first two chapters serve to place this material into context and make the book reasonably self contained. There is a rough tem­ poral order. Thus Chapter I briefly describes the pillars of the theory existing before 1950. Chapter II deals with progress in understanding and techniques in quantum field theory, achieved for the most part in the fifties and early sixties.


Algebraic field theory Algebraische Feldtheorie C* und W* Algebras C* und W* Algebren Charge structures symmetry Collision theory Quantenfeldtheorie charge structures quantum field theory quantum physics symmetry

Authors and affiliations

  1. 1.IL Institut für Theoretische PhysikUniversität HamburgHamburg 50Fed. Rep. of Germany

Bibliographic information

  • Book Title Local Quantum Physics
  • Book Subtitle Fields, Particles, Algebras
  • Authors Rudolf Haag
  • Series Title Texts and Monographs in Physics
  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 1992
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Hardcover ISBN 978-3-540-53610-9
  • Softcover ISBN 978-3-642-97308-6
  • eBook ISBN 978-3-642-97306-2
  • Series ISSN 1864-5879
  • Series E-ISSN 1864-5887
  • Edition Number 1
  • Number of Pages XIV, 356
  • Number of Illustrations 0 b/w illustrations, 0 illustrations in colour
  • Topics Quantum Physics
    Quantum Information Technology, Spintronics
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