Joseph I. Kapusta , Charles Gale. The second edition of this book develops the basic formalism and theoretical techniques for studying relativistic quantum field theory at high temperature and density. Specific physical theories treated include QED, QCD, electroweak theory, and effective nuclear field theories of hadronic and nuclear matter. Topics include: functional integral representation of the partition function, diagrammatic expansions, linear response theory, screening and plasma oscillations, spontaneous symmetry breaking, Goldstone theorem, resummation and hard thermal loops, lattice gauge theory, phase transitions, nucleation theory, quark-gluon plasma, and color superconductivity.

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The standard model is discussed, along with the nature of the phase transitions in strongly interacting systems and applications to relativistic heavy ion collisions, dense stellar objects, and the early universe. Read more Read less. Kindle Cloud Reader Read instantly in your browser. Customers who viewed this item also viewed. Page 1 of 1 Start over Page 1 of 1. Michel Le Bellac. Esteban A. Kapusta Register a free business account.

Review " This book is highly recommendable to anyone entering the field, and very useful to advanced students in general and to researchers in adjacent topics as well. Topics covered include renormalization, linear response theory, spontaneously broken symmetries, lattice gauge theory, and nucleation theory.

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If you share a similar interest, and have had at least 1 semester of QFT I would highly recommend purchasing this book. All the derivations are done clearly and explicitly, with easy to follow examples where appropriate. See all reviews from the United States. There's a problem loading this menu right now. Learn more about Amazon Prime.

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