Physics from Symmetry by J.
This book and this website aim to make learning, and teaching, quantum field theory QFT easier, and thus, more efficient and fulfilling. Both the book and the website are products of extensive student input, incorporate innovative teaching methodologies, and avoid conciseness in favor of elaborate explanations.
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Front cover, full size. Back cover. Preface summarizes pedagogic principles employed. Book Table of Contents. All of Chaps.
Parts of Chaps. Corrections to book. Corrections to solution booklet. Glossary of book symbols.
Provide feedback. Auxiliary material. Advanced material. Other topics. Author's research on ZPE. New versions of both the text and the solutions booklet were published in September All errata known up to that date have been corrected, pedagogic improvements have been incorporated, and some material has been updated to reflect recent experiments and published papers. If you buy the book, the latest version is highly recommended. For reasons, see Information on 2nd Edition.
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Chapter 1. Chapter 2. Part I: Free Fields. Chapter 3.
Chapter 4. Chapter 5. Vectors: Spin 1 Fields.
Chapter 6. Overview summary in chart form of free fields theory derivations and key relations for scalars Chap.
Part II: Interacting Fields. Chapters 7 to Chapters 12 to Part IV: Application to Experiment.
Chapters 16 and Chapter There are some subtleties involved, but it is best not to worry about them until after you have mastered QFT. If at that time, you feel up to it, check out this link. Subtleties for eq Solution to text Prob. Spins, Spinors, and Boosts.
How the change in spinor basis vector amplitudes can be determined when a general case spinor is boosted. Scalars only, though spinor and vector derivations are parallel. Overview of recent experimental results on vacuum fluctuation detection, a new theoretical paper on the Casimir plate effect, and the role of the vacuum in spontaneous emission.
How I'm Learning Quantum Field Theory
Spreadsheet for text Fig. Alternative derivation for Sect. The action of the QFT Hamiltonian on these states is investigated. This material does not seem to be available in any QFT texts. Chirality and Helicity. Conformal and Scale Invariant Transformations A simplified explanation of conformal and scale invariance. Electroweak Symmetry Breaking.
A wholeness chart summarizing and comparing all three models is included, as well as a separate wholeness chart for each particular model. Key results are deduced via detailed step-by-step derivations, many of which are not found in texts.
Updated December 17, Green Functions and the Generating Functional. Green functions and the generating functional Expanded and revised February A presentation of material shown in other texts, but a done a little differently easier to understand, hopefully here. Among other things, it shows the connection between the Green function of usual mathematics and the Green function methodology of QFT. This document only covers the canonical quantization approach.
For a comparison with the path integral approach, see the wholeness chart link below. Wholeness Chart for Green Functs and Generating Functional in Canonical and Path Integral Approaches A two page summary of the key relationships and where they come from for Green functions and generating functionals.
Compares the canonical quantization version to the path integral version and illustrates how they are effectively the same thing. Group Theory.
Introduction to group theory for application to the standard model. Simplified language, many examples, wholeness charts, and solutions to problems. Reducible and Irreducible Groups : Direct sums, invariant subspaces, and reducibility. Not included in above chapter on group theory as it is not so relevant for the standard model. It is relevant for more advanced theories. Lie groups and algebras for NRQM spin applications A pedagogic introduction to Lie groups and algebras with applications to spin written by one of the book readers, Doug McKenzie not by R.
Klauber , and intended to be as easy as possible to understand. Quantum Fields in General Relativity A collection of pedagogic notes on quantum fields in gravity and accelerated systems.
Includes an introductory wholeness chart for scalar fields in general relativity, quantum fields in expanding universes, the Fulling-Davies-Unruh effect, and Hawking radiation. Also includes the same article whose link is below on vacuum fluctuations as correlation functions, as that is relevant for the early universe and its subsequent evolution.
Based on the book by Mukhanov and Winitzki see full citation at link. Seesaw Mechanism A way in which the low mass of neutrinos may be explained. This is often just stated by authors or left to the reader to derive. Evaluation of correlation functions as a means of measuring vacuum field fluctuations.
Brief Summary of Cosmology. A wholeness chart summarizing the most fundamental relations in cosmology, such as the Friedmann and dynamic equations, local energy conservation, critical density relation, travel time, Hubble plots, and acceleration.
Comments summarize how each relation is derived.
Different Horizons in Cosmology. Wholeness charts, simplified definitions, and simplified math derivations for the Hubble sphere distance, the particle horizon, and the event horizon. First wholeness chart does not require general relativity background.
The rest of the article does. An introduction to the cosmic microwave background power spectrum analysis half-way between available website popularizations and a typical cosmology text.
Suitable for those with an undergraduate physics background. This article explains it and de Sitter space, with almost no math, in the main part of the text at a level suitable for intelligent lay persons. Distinguishable vs Indistinguishable Particle Systems. A one-page wholeness chart summarizing, comparing, and contrasting two particle systems in NRQM where the particles are distinguishable or indistinguishable.