A First Book of Quantum Field Theory (Hardcover)

By Amitabha Lahiri, Palash B. Pall, Palash B. Pall

CRC Press, 9780849338977, 380pp.

Publication Date: September 1, 2005

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Description

This book introduces QFT for readers with no prior knowledge of the subject. It is meant to be a textbook for advanced undergraduate or beginning postgraduate students. The book discusses quantization of fields, S-matrix theory, Feynman diagrams, calculation of decay rates and cross sections, renormalization, symmetries and symmetry breaking. Some background material on classical field theory and group theory, needed for the exposition, are also presented in the book. Detailed calculations of weak and electromagnetic processes are included. There are many exercise problems to help the students, instructors and beginning researchers in the field. The second edition improves upon some notations and explanations, and includes answers to selected exercises.