Introduction to Effective Field Theory

Thinking Effectively about Hierarchies of Scale

This advanced, accessible textbook on effective field theories uses worked examples to bring this important topic to a wider audience. Les mer
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This advanced, accessible textbook on effective field theories uses worked examples to bring this important topic to a wider audience.

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Innholdsfortegnelse

Part I. Theoretical framework; 1. Decoupling and hierarchies of scale; 2. Effective actions; 3. Power counting and matching; 4. Symmetries; 5. Boundaries; Part II. Relativistic applications; 7. Conceptual issues (relativistic systems); 8. QCD and chiral perturbation theory; 9. The Standard Model as an effective theory; 10. General Relativity as an effective theory; Part III. Nonrelativistic Applications; 11. Conceptual issues (nonrelativistic systems); 12. Electrodynamics of non-relativistic particles; 13. First-quantized methods; Part IV. Many-body applications; 14. Goldstone bosons again; 15. Degenerate systems; 16. EFTs and open systems; Appendix A Conventions and units; Appendix B Momentum eigenstates and scattering; Appendix C Quantum field theory: a cartoon; Appendix D Further reading; References; Index.

Om forfatteren

C. P. Burgess is a professor at both McMaster University and the Perimeter Institute for Theoretical Physics, and co-author of the book The Standard Model: A Modern Primer. He is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Canada and has been awarded the CAP/CRM medal for Theoretical Physics. After initially learning about effective field theories from his PhD supervisor, Nobel Laureate Steven Weinberg, he is now a world expert on their applications throughout physics.