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Author Petrov, Alexey A., 1971-
Title Effective field theories / Alexey A. Petrov, Andrew E. Blechman, Wayne State University, USA.
Imprint Singapore ; Hackensack, NJ : World Scientific, [2015]

Author Petrov, Alexey A., 1971-
Subject Field theory (Physics)
Quantum field theory.
Gravitational fields.
Alt Name Blechman, Andrew E.,
Description 1 online resource (pages cm)
Bibliography Note Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents Symmetries -- Elementary techniques -- Effective field theories of Type-I -- Effective field theories of Type-II -- Effective field theories of Type-III -- Supersymmetric effective field theories -- Effective field theories on the lattice -- Effective field theories of gravity -- Outlook.
Note Print version record.
Summary This book is a broad-based text intended to help the growing student body interested in constructing and applying methods of effective field theory to solve problems in their research. It begins with a review of using symmetries to identify the relevant degrees of freedom in a problem, and then presents a variety of methods that can be used to construct various effective theories. A detailed discussion of canonical applications of effective field theory techniques with increasing complexity is given, including Fermi's weak interaction, heavy-quark effective theory, and soft-collinear effective theory. Applications of these techniques to study physics beyond the standard model, dark matter, and quantum and classical gravity are explored. Although most examples come from questions in high-energy physics, many of the methods can also be applied in condensed-matter settings. Appendices include various factoids from group theory and other topics that are used throughout the text, in an attempt to make the book self-contained.
ISBN 9789814434935 (electronic bk.)
9814434930 (electronic bk.)
OCLC # 932384520
Additional Format Print version: Petrov, Alexey A., 1971- Effective field theories. Singapore ; Hackensack, NJ : World Scientific, [2015] 9789814434928 9814434922 (DLC) 2015006575 (OCoLC)910009014

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