Noncovariant gauges in canonical formalism
 Responsibility
 A. Burnel.
 Language
 English.
 Imprint
 Berlin : Springer, c2009.
 Physical description
 xv, 236 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.
 Series
 Lecture notes in physics 761.
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 Author/Creator
 Burnel, A. (André)
Contents/Summary
 Bibliography
 Includes bibliographical references and index.
 Contents

 Introduction. Canonical Quantization For Constrained Systems. Quantization of the Free Electromagnetic Field in General Class III Linear Gauges. Quantization of the Free Electromagnetic Field in Class II Axial Gauges. Gauge Fields in Interaction. Perturbation Theory, Renormalization and all That. SlavnovTaylor Identities for YangMills Theory. Field Theory Without Infinities. Gauges With a Singular C Matrix. Conclusion.
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 Publisher's Summary
 By definition, gauge theories  among the cornerstones of fundamental theoretical physics  involve more degrees of freedom than required by the underlying physics. The unphysical degrees of freedom must be shown not to yield unwarranted effects at every step in the formalism where explicit Lorentz covariance is required. This present work presents, in a rigorous way, a consistent formulation for the handling of noncovariant gauges in the quantization and renormalization of gauge theories. Though the path integral method is very convenient for the proof of unitarity and renormalizability of gauge theories, the canonical formalism is eventually necessary to expose the issues in a selfconsistent way. These notes are written as an introduction to postgraduate students, lecturers and researchers in the field and assume prior knowledge of quantum field theory.
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Bibliographic information
 Publication date
 2009
 Series
 Lecture notes in physics, 00758450 ; 761
 ISBN
 9783540699200
 3540699201
 9783540699217
 354069921X