# A modern course in quantum field theory. Volume 2, Advanced topics / Badis Ydri

- Author:
- Ydri, Badis
- Published:
- Bristol [England] (Temple Circus, Temple Way, Bristol BS1 6HG, UK) : IOP Publishing, [2019]
- Physical Description:
- 1 online resource (various pagings) : illustrations (some color).
- Additional Creators:
- Institute of Physics (Great Britain)

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- Series:
- Contents:
- 9. Standard model -- 9.1. Elements of phenomenology -- 9.2. The standard model -- 9.3. Exercises, 10. Introduction to lattice field theory -- 10.1. The lattice [phi]2 -- 10.2. Fermions on the lattice -- 10.3. Gauge fields on the lattice -- 10.4. Quenched quantum electrodynamics on the lattice, 11. The Wilson and functional renormalization group equations -- 11.1. Wilson renormalization group approach -- 11.2. The Wilson approximate recursion formulas -- 11.3. Generating functionals -- 11.4. The functional renormalization group -- 11.5. The vertex expansion approximation method for [phi]4 -- 11.6. The gradient expansion approximation method -- 11.7. Polchinski's renormalization of [phi]4 theory -- 11.8. Exercise, 12. Noncommutative scalar field theory and its renormalizability -- 12.1. Noncommutative Moyal-Weyl spaces -- 12.2. Wilson-Polchinski renormalization group equation on RD x R2 -- 12.3. Renormalization of scalar [phi]4 in two dimensions -- 12.4. Renormalization of scalar [phi]4 in four dimensions with a harmonic oscillator term, 13. Some exact solutions of quantum field theory -- 13.1. The linear sigma model and Hartree-Fock approximation -- 13.2. The non-linear sigma model and the 1/N expansion -- 13.3. The Ising model and the Onsager solution -- 13.4. QED2 and the Thirring and sine-Gordon models -- 13.5. Other exactly solvable models -- 13.6. Exercise, 14. The monopoles and instantons -- 14.1. Monopoles -- 14.2. Instantons -- 14.3. Exercises, 15. Introducing supersymmetry -- 15.1. Lorentz symmetry revisited -- 15.2. Supersymmetry algebra and representations -- 15.3. N = 1 supersymmetry -- 15.4. N = 2 supersymmetry -- 15.5. Simple supersymmetry in more detail -- 15.6. Exercises, and 16. The AdS/CFT correspondence -- 16.1. Conformal symmetry -- 16.2. The AdS spacetime -- 16.3. Scalar field in AdSd+1 -- 16.4. Representation theory of the conformal group -- 16.5. Holography -- 16.6. The AdS/CFT correspondence -- 16.7. Conformal field theory on the torus -- 16.8. Holographic entanglement entropy -- 16.9. Einstein's gravity from quantum entanglement -- 16.10. Exercises -- Appendices. D. Lie algebra representation theory : a primer -- E. On homotopy theory.
- Summary:
- 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 it is merely used 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.
- Subject(s):
- ISBN:
- 9780750314831 ebook

9780750314824 mobi

9780750314848 print - Audience Notes:
- Postgraduate students in physics.
- Note:
- "Version: 20190501"--Title page verso.
- Bibliography Note:
- Includes bibliographical references.
- Other Forms:
- Also available in print.
- Technical Details:
- Mode of access: World Wide Web.

System requirements: Adobe Acrobat Reader, EPUB reader, or Kindle reader. - Administrative History:
- 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, Dublin, Ireland, and a regular ICTP Associate at the Abdus Salam Center for Theoretical Physics, Trieste, Italy.

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