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Bryce Dewitt - The Global Approach to Quantum Field Theory - 9780198510932 - V9780198510932
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The Global Approach to Quantum Field Theory

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Description for The Global Approach to Quantum Field Theory Multiple-component retail product. This text covers classical field theory, quantum mechanics and all major theoretical aspects of quantum field theory, and shows how they are related. Unlike any other book on the subject, fields are viewed as global entities in spacetime rather than as systems evolving from one instant of time to the next. Series: International Series of Monographs on Physics. Num Pages: 1136 pages, 6 illustrations. BIC Classification: PDE; PHFC; PHQ; TBJ. Category: (P) Professional & Vocational. Dimension: 257 x 180 x 68. Weight in Grams: 2757.
The book shows how classical field theory, quantum mechanics, and quantum field theory are related. The description is global from the outset. Quantization is explained using the Peierls bracket rather than the Poisson bracket. This allows one to deal immediately with observables, bypassing the canonical formalism of constrained Hamiltonian systems and bigger-than-physical Hilbert (or Fock) spaces. The Peierls bracket leads directly to the Schwinger variational principle and the Feynman functional integral, the latter of which is taken as defining the quantum theory. Also included are the theory of tree amplitudes and conservation laws, which are presented ... Read more

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Oxford University Press United Kingdom
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International Series of Monographs on Physics
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About Bryce Dewitt
Prof. Bryce DeWitt 2411 Vista Lane Austin, Texas 78703 dewitt@physics.utexas.edu tel: 001-512-478-6037 fax: 001-512-471-0890 Birthplace: Dinuba, California, 8 January 1923

Reviews for The Global Approach to Quantum Field Theory
The book's presentation is very impressive. Conceptual problems are elegantly exhibited and there is an inner coherent logic of exposition that could only come from someone who had long and deeply reflected on the subject, and made important contributions to it.
CERN Courier
This book is one of the best books dealing with quantum field theory existing ... Read more

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