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The Quantum Theory of Fields

Wallace, David (2018) The Quantum Theory of Fields. [Preprint]

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Abstract

I give an introduction to the conceptual structure of quantum field theory as it is used in mainstream theoretical physics today, aimed at non-specialists (though presuming some familiarity with quantum mechanics). My main focuses in the article are (a) the common structure of quantum field theory as it is applied in solid-state physics and as it is applied in high-energy physics; (b) the modern theory of renormalisation.


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Item Type: Preprint
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Wallace, Daviddmwallac@usc.edu
Additional Information: Accepted for publication in E. Knox and A. Wilson (eds.), 'The Routledge Companion to the Philosophy of Physics' (Routledge, forthcoming).
Keywords: quantum mechanics quantum field theory renormalisation
Subjects: Specific Sciences > Physics > Quantum Field Theory
Depositing User: David Wallace
Date Deposited: 11 Nov 2018 15:03
Last Modified: 11 Nov 2018 15:03
Item ID: 15296
Subjects: Specific Sciences > Physics > Quantum Field Theory
Date: 2018
URI: http://philsci-archive.pitt.edu/id/eprint/15296

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