Finite-Temperature Field Theory

Principles and Applications

Finite-Temperature Field Theory

Thoroughly revised and updated, this new edition develops the basic formalism and theoretical techniques for studying relativistic field theory at finite temperature and density. It starts with the path-integral representation of the partition function and then proceeds to develop diagrammatic perturbation techniques. The standard model is discussed, along with the nature of the phase transitions in strongly interacting systems and applications to relativistic heavy ion collisions, dense stellar objects, and the early universe. First Edition Hb (1989): 0-521-35155-3 First Edition Pb (1994): 0-521-44945-6


 Reviews:

"...a wonderfully compact book, filled with useful information and important references."
Mathematical Reviews

"Overall, this book contains an excellent beginner's introduction to thermal quantum field theory, which paves the way to more in-depth topics. This book is highly recommendable to anyone entering the field, and very useful to advanced students in general and to researchers in adjacent topics as well."
Axel Maas, Mathematical Reviews

Review of the hardback: '… a wonderfully compact book, filled with useful information and important references.' R. Delbourgo, Mathematical Reviews

Review of the hardback: '… an excellent instrument for researchers; also, it could be used as a course in a PhD program.' Zentralblatt MATH

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