Quantum Field Theory of Point Particles and Strings


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Point Particles * Introduction: Phenomenology Overview * First to Second Quantization * Free Scalar Field Theory * Free Spinor Field Theory * Quantization of the Electromagnetic Field * Self-Interacting Scalar Field Theory * Spinor Quantum Electrodynamics * Functional Calculus * Free Fields in the Schrdinger Representation * Interacting Fields in the Schrdinger Representation * Path Integral Representation of Quantum Mechanics * Path Integrals in Free Field Theory * Interacting Fields and Path Integrals * Yang-Mills and Faddeev-Popov * Hiding the Infinities * Renormalization of QED at 1-Loop * The Effective Action Strings * Basic Ideas and Classical Theory * First Quantization * The Mathematics of Surfaces * Polykovs Integral: The Partition Function for Genus 0 * Higher-Genus Integrals * Scattering Amplitudes * Noncritical Dimensions * Introduction to Superstrings

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Brian Hatfield is co-founder and senior research physicist at AMP Research in Lexington, Massachusetts. He has help positions at the University of California, the University of Texas, and Harvard University. He received a Ph.D. in physics from Caltech.

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