Advanced modern physics : theoretical foundations
 Responsibility
 John Dirk Walecka.
 Imprint
 New Jersey : World Scientific, c2010.
 Physical description
 xviii, 479 p. : ill. ; 24 cm
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QC21.3 .W245 2010  Unknown 
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Creators/Contributors
 Author/Creator
 Walecka, John Dirk, 1932
Contents/Summary
 Bibliography
 Includes bibliographical references (p. 463465) and index.
 Contents

 Quantum Mechanics (Revisited)
 Angular Momentum
 Scattering Theory
 Lagrangian Field Theory
 Symmetries
 Feynman Rules
 Quantum Electrodynamics (QED)
 HighOrder Processes
 Path Integrals
 Canonical Transformations for Quantum Systems
 Appendices: Multipole Analysis of the Radiation Field
 Functions of a Complex Variable
 Electromagnetic Field
 Irreducible Representations of SU(n)
 Lorentz Transformations in Quantum Field Theory
 Green's Functions and Other Singular Functions
 Dimensional Regularization
 Path Integrals and the Electromagnetic Field.
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 Publisher's summary

Our understanding of the physical world was revolutionized in the twentieth century  the era of modern physics. This book, aimed at the very best students, extends the coverage of the theoretical groundwork of today's physics presented in the previous volume: "Introduction to Modern Physics: Theoretical Foundations (Vol. I)". Typically, students have to wade through several courses to see many of these topics. The goal is to give them some idea of where they are going, and how things fit together, as they go along. The present book focuses on the following topics: reformulation of quantum mechanics, angular momentum, scattering theory, lagrangian field theory, symmetries, Feynman rules, quantum electrodynamics, including higherorder contributions, path integrals, and canonical transformations for quantum systems. Many problems are included that enhance and extend the coverage. The book assumes a mastery of the material in Vol. I, and the continued development of mathematical skills, including multivariable calculus and linear algebra. Several appendices provide important details, and any additional required mathematics. The reader should then find the text, together with the appendices and problems, to be selfcontained. The aim is to cover the framework of modern theoretical physics in sufficient depth that things make sense to students, and, when finished, the reader should have an elementary working knowledge in the principal areas of theoretical physics of the twentieth century.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)
Subjects
 Subjects
 Physics.
Bibliographic information
 Publication date
 2010
 Note
 Sequel to the author's Introduction to modern physics : theoretical foundations.
 Related Work
 Walecka, John Dirk, 1932 Introduction to modern physics.
 ISBN
 9789814291514
 981429151X
 9789814291521 (pbk.)
 9814291528 (pbk.)