01973pam a2200181a 44500008004100000020001800041082001100059100001900070245004800089260005900137300002600196520135100222650002601573650003601599650006701635650006301702700002601765160218b xxu||||| |||| 00| 0 eng d a9780199699339 a530.14 aLancaster, Tom aQuantum Field Theory for the Gifted Amateur aUnited Kingdom;bOxford University Press;c17 Apr 2014 a512 Pages;bPaperback aQuantum field theory is arguably the most far-reaching and beautiful physical theory ever constructed, with aspects more stringently tested and verified to greater precision than any other theory in physics. Unfortunately, the subject has gained a notorious reputation for difficulty, with forbidding looking mathematics and a peculiar diagrammatic language described in an array of unforgiving, weighty textbooks aimed firmly at aspiring professionals. However, quantum field theory is too important, too beautiful, and too engaging to be restricted to the professionals. This book on quantum field theory is designed to be different. It is written by experimental physicists and aims to provide the interested amateur with a bridge from undergraduate physics to quantum field theory. The imagined reader is a gifted amateur, possessing a curious and adaptable mind, looking to be told an entertaining and intellectually stimulating story, but who will not feel patronised if a few mathematical niceties are spelled out in detail. Using numerous worked examples, diagrams, and careful physically motivated explanations, this book will smooth the path towards understanding the radically different and revolutionary view of the physical world that quantum field theory provides, and which all physicists should have the opportunity to experience. a Mathematical physics a Particle & high-energy physics a Condensed matter physics (liquid state & solid state physics) aQuantum physics (quantum mechanics & quantum field theory) aBlundell, Stephen J.