Introduction to Quantum Field Theory: Classical Mechanics to Gauge Field Theories New Edition by Anthony G. Williams
- Publisher : Cambridge University Press; New edition (November 3, 2022)
- Language : English
- Hardcover : 792 pages
- ISBN-10 : 1108470904
- ISBN-13 : 978-1108470902
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This textbook offers a detailed and uniquely self-contained presentation of quantum and gauge field theories. Writing from a modern perspective, the author begins with a discussion of advanced dynamics and special relativity before guiding students steadily through the fundamental principles of relativistic quantum mechanics and classical field theory. This foundation is then used to develop the full theoretical framework of quantum and gauge field theories. The introductory, opening half of the book allows it to be used for a variety of courses, from advanced undergraduate to graduate level, and students lacking a formal background in more elementary topics will benefit greatly from this approach. Williams provides full derivations wherever possible and adopts a pedagogical tone without sacrificing rigour. Worked examples are included throughout the text and end-of-chapter problems help students to reinforce key concepts. A fully worked solutions manual is available online for instructors.