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From Classical to Quantum Fields

Laurent Baulieu, John Iliopoulos, and Roland Sénéor


Quantum field theory has become the universal language of most modern theoretical physics. This book is meant to provide an introduction to this subject with particular emphasis on the physics of the fundamental interactions and elementary particles. It is addressed to advanced undergraduate, or beginning graduate, students, who have majored in physics or mathematics. The ambition is to show how these two disciplines, through their mutual interactions over the past hundred years, have enriched themselves and have both shaped our understanding of the fundamental laws of nature. The subject of t ... More

Keywords: classical field theory, quantum field theory, gauge invariance, perturbation theory, spontaneous symmetry breaking, renormalisation, renormalisation group, standard model, grand unified theories, supersymmetry

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2017 Print ISBN-13: 9780198788393
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: May 2017 DOI:10.1093/oso/9780198788393.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Laurent Baulieu, author
CNRS Research Director, University of Paris

John Iliopoulos, author
Director of Research Emeritus, Ecole Normale Supérieure

Roland Sénéor, author
Director of Research Emeritus, CNRS, Ecole Polytechnique

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