Quantum Field Theory as a Faithful Image of Nature
by Hans Christian Öttinger
Publisher: arXiv 2016
Number of pages: 130
This book can be used as a textbook on quantum field theory for students of physics or as a monograph for philosophers and physicists interested in the epistemological foundations of particle physics. The benefits of an approach resting on philosophical foundations is twofold: the reader is stimulated to critical thinking and the entire story flows very naturally, thus removing all the mysteries from quantum field theory.
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by Matthew Schwartz - Harvard University
The approach is to emphasize that Quantum Field Theory is first and foremost a tool for performing practical calculations. I will emphasize the physical problems which have driven the development of the field, and to show how they can be solved.
by Ivan G. Avramidi - New Mexico Institute of Mining and Technology
From the table of contents: Classical Field Theory (Models in field theory, Cauchy problem for Jacobi fields, Feynman propagator, Classical perturbation theory ...); Quantization of non-gauge field theories; Quantization of gauge field theories.
by J. Berges - arXiv
An introduction to functional integral techniques and how they can be applied in practice. Though we focus on particle physics and cosmology applications, we emphasize that these techniques can be equally applied to other nonequilibrium phenomena.
by Takafumi Kita - arXiv
The author presents a concise and self-contained introduction to nonequilibrium statistical mechanics with quantum field theory. Readers are assumed to be familiar with the Matsubara formalism of equilibrium statistical mechanics.