Logo

Algebraic Quantum Field Theory

Small book cover: Algebraic Quantum Field Theory

Algebraic Quantum Field Theory
by

Publisher: arXiv
Number of pages: 202

Description:
Algebraic quantum field theory provides a general, mathematically precise description of the structure of quantum field theories, and then draws out consequences of this structure by means of various mathematical tools -- the theory of operator algebras, category theory, etc. This paper is a survey of AQFT, with an orientation towards foundational topics. In addition to covering the basics of the theory, we discuss issues related to nonlocality, the particle concept, the field concept, and inequivalent representations.

Home page url

Download or read it online for free here:
Download link
(1.6MB, PDF)

Similar books

Book cover: Quantum Field TheoryQuantum Field Theory
by
All particles in the standard model correspond to some field in a quantum field theory. Our task is to understand how this works, how to describe interactions of these particles using quantum field theory, and how to compute various processes.
(9006 views)
Book cover: Quantum Field Theory as a Faithful Image of NatureQuantum Field Theory as a Faithful Image of Nature
by - arXiv
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 reader is stimulated to critical thinking ...
(4689 views)
Book cover: Introduction to Quantum Fields in Curved Spacetime and the Hawking EffectIntroduction to Quantum Fields in Curved Spacetime and the Hawking Effect
by - arXiv
These notes introduce the subject of quantum field theory in curved spacetime and some of its applications and the questions they raise. Topics include particle creation in time-dependent metrics, quantum origin of primordial perturbations, etc.
(8501 views)
Book cover: Algebraic Quantum Field Theory: An IntroductionAlgebraic Quantum Field Theory: An Introduction
by - arXiv.org
We give a pedagogical introduction to algebraic quantum field theory (AQFT), with the aim of explaining its key structures and features. Topics covered include: algebraic formulations of quantum theory and the GNS representation theorem, etc.
(2845 views)