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This book deals with quantum field theory, the language of modern elementary particles physics. Based on university lectures given by the author, this volume provides a detailed technical treatment of quantum field theory that is particularly useful for students; it begins with the quantization of the most important free fields, the scalar, the spin-1/2 and the photon fields, and is then followed by a detailed account of symmetry properties, including a discussion on global and local symmetries and the spontaneous breaking of symmetries. Perturbation theory, one-loop effects for quantum electrodynamics, and renormalization properties are also covered.
Lagrangian Formalism for Continuum Systems and Quantization; Klein-Gordon Field; Dirac Field; Electromagnetic Field; Symmetries in Field Theories; Time Ordered Products; Perturbation Theory; One-Loop Renormalization; and other topics.
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