|LC Classifications||QC174.17.S9 F85 2010|
|The Physical Object|
|LC Control Number||2010033090|
Symmetry and its breaking are most exotic and sometimes almost mysterious to even those who can normally This book focuses on presenting a picture of the symmetry and its breaking in quantum field theory. The phenomenon of dynamical symmetry breaking (DSB) in quantum field theory is discussed in a detailed and comprehensive way. The deep connection between this phenomenon in condensed matter physics and particle physics is emphasized. The realizations of DSB in such realistic theories as quantum chromodynamics and electroweak theory are . Symmetry and its breaking are most exotic and sometimes almost mysterious to even those who can normally understand basic physics. In this textbook, there is a focus on presenting a simple and clear picture of the symmetry and its breaking in quantum field theory. Dynamical Symmetry Breaking is a very basic and general mechanism in Physics, which could account for so many fundamental phenomena, if it only was a bit more manageable from a mathematical point of view! It requires however a good knowledge of general Quantum Field Theory concepts, like renormalization and Effective Action methods. Indeed Cited by:
core component of the uniﬁed electroweak theory, it is worth a short review of properties that are found in solutions to any quantum ﬁeld theory. Considerable insight into the nature of spontaneous symmetry breaking in QFT is available through the examination of the solutions of comparatively simple diﬀerential Size: KB. The book by Zee, Quantum Field Theory in a Nutshell, is good for someone with background on gravity and condense matter, but will mess up the beginner's mind with bombarding of variety of topic. I personally suggest, Ashok Das, Ryder, and Mandel & Shaw. Symmetries in quantum mechanics describe features of spacetime and particles which are unchanged under some transformation, in the context of quantum mechanics, relativistic quantum mechanics and quantum field theory, and with applications in the mathematical formulation of the standard model and condensed matter general, symmetry in physics, invariance, . The electroweak symmetry breaking model of Glashow/Salam/Weinberg is presented in a pedagogic manner by leading up to it with the simpler to understand symmetry breaking models of Goldstone and Higgs. A wholeness (overview) chart summarizing and comparing all three models is included, as well as a separate wholeness chart for each particular Size: KB.
Presents a simple and clear picture of symmetry and its breaking in quantum field theory by discussing the physics of elementary field theory of fermions interacting by gauge fields, as well as by This book contains a brief description of the lattice field theory. The quantum origin of topological defects and their interaction with quanta is a crucial issue for the understanding of symmetry breaking phase transitions and structure formation in a wide range of systems from condensed matter to cosmology. The following picture** very nicely explains the concept of symmetry breaking - The pencil in these pictures has one state of maximum energy in which it is standing at the center of the circle, and infinitely many ground states (i.e. states of ab. This book is a modern introduction to the ideas and techniques of quantum field theory. After a brief overview of particle physics and a survey of relativistic wave equations and Lagrangian methods, the author develops the quantum theory of scalar and spinor fields, and then of gauge fields. The emphasis throughout is on functional methods, which have played a large part in /5(4).