# Introduction to gauge field theory

## Abstract

This book provides a postgraduate level introduction to gauge field theory entirely from a path integral standpoint without any reliance on the more traditional method of canonical quantisation. The ideas are developed by quantising the self-interacting scalar field theory, and are then used to deal with all the gauge field theories relevant to particle physics, quantum electrodynamics, quantum chromodynamics, electroweak theory, grand unified theories, and field theories at non-zero temperature. The use of these theories to make precise experimental predictions requires the development of the renormalised theories. This book provides a knowledge of relativistic quantum mechanics, but not of quantum field theory. The topics covered form a foundation for a knowledge of modern relativistic quantum field theory, providing a comprehensive coverage with emphasis on the details of actual calculations rather than the phenomenology of the applications.

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- OSTI Identifier:
- 6235338

- Resource Type:
- Book

- Country of Publication:
- United States

- Language:
- English

- Subject:
- 72 PHYSICS OF ELEMENTARY PARTICLES AND FIELDS; QUANTUM FIELD THEORY; GAUGE INVARIANCE; REVIEWS; FERMIONS; FEYNMAN PATH INTEGRAL; GRAND UNIFIED THEORY; PHI4-FIELD THEORY; QUANTUM CHROMODYNAMICS; QUANTUM ELECTRODYNAMICS; QUANTUM MECHANICS; SCALAR FIELDS; SCATTERING AMPLITUDES; SYMMETRY BREAKING; TEMPERATURE DEPENDENCE; AMPLITUDES; DOCUMENT TYPES; ELECTRODYNAMICS; FIELD THEORIES; INTEGRALS; INVARIANCE PRINCIPLES; MATHEMATICAL MODELS; MECHANICS; PARTICLE MODELS; UNIFIED GAUGE MODELS; UNIFIED-FIELD THEORIES; 645400* - High Energy Physics- Field Theory

### Citation Formats

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Bailin, D, and Love, A.
```*Introduction to gauge field theory*. United States: N. p., 1986.
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Bailin, D, & Love, A.
```*Introduction to gauge field theory*. United States.

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Bailin, D, and Love, A. Wed .
"Introduction to gauge field theory". United States.
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title = {Introduction to gauge field theory},

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abstractNote = {This book provides a postgraduate level introduction to gauge field theory entirely from a path integral standpoint without any reliance on the more traditional method of canonical quantisation. The ideas are developed by quantising the self-interacting scalar field theory, and are then used to deal with all the gauge field theories relevant to particle physics, quantum electrodynamics, quantum chromodynamics, electroweak theory, grand unified theories, and field theories at non-zero temperature. The use of these theories to make precise experimental predictions requires the development of the renormalised theories. This book provides a knowledge of relativistic quantum mechanics, but not of quantum field theory. The topics covered form a foundation for a knowledge of modern relativistic quantum field theory, providing a comprehensive coverage with emphasis on the details of actual calculations rather than the phenomenology of the applications.},

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