Quantum field theory : from operators to path integrals
CALL NO QC174.45 H874q 2010
AUTHOR Huang, Kerson, 1928-
IMPRINT Weinheim : Wiley-VCH, c2010
A new, updated and enhanced edition of the classic work, which was welcomed for its general approach and self-sustaining organization of the chapters.
Written by a highly respected textbook writer and researcher, this book has a more general scope and adopts a more practical approach than other books. It includes applications of condensed matter physics, first developing traditional concepts, including Feynman graphs, before moving on to such key topics as functional integrals, statistical mechanics and Wilson’s renormalization group. The author takes care to explain the connection between the latter and conventional perturbative renormalization. Due to the rapid advance and increase in importance of low dimensional systems, this second edition fills a gap in the market with its added discussions of low dimensional systems, including one-dimensional conductors.