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A Modern Course in Quantum Field Theory, Volume 1

Badis Ydri


A Modern Course in Quantum Field Theory provides a self-contained pedagogical and constructive presentation of quantum field theory. Here, constructive is not meant in the sense of axiomatic field theory, but in the sense that all results must be obtained by an explicit set of calculations from accepted premises by those who start to learn this subject. Written for advanced students, the work provides complete material for a two or three semester course and includes numerous problem exercises, some with detailed solutions.

About Editors

Badis Ydri is currently a professor of theoretical particle physics, at the Institute of Physics, Annaba University, Algeria. He is also a research associate at the Dublin Institute for Advanced Studies, Ireland, and a regular ICTP associate at the Abdus Salam Centre for Theoretical Physics, Italy.

Table of Contents


1 Relativistic quantum mechanics

2 Canonical quantization of free fields

3 The phi-four theory

4 The electromagnetic field and Yang-Mills gauge interactions

5 Quantum electrodynamics

6 Path integral quantization of scalar fields

7 Path integral quantization of Dirac and vector fields

8 The Callan-Symanzik renormalization group equation

A Problems

B Classical mechanics

C Classical electrodynamics


Hardback ISBN: 9780750314817

Ebook ISBN: 9780750314794

DOI: 10.1088/2053-2563/ab0547

Publisher: Institute of Physics Publishing


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