
Title  Finite temperature field theory 
Author(s)  Joseph I. Kapusta 
Publication  Cambridge, Cambridge University Press, 1989. 
Description  ix,218p. 
Series  (Cambridge Monographs on Mathematical Physics) 
Abstract Note  Thoroughly revised, updated, and extended, this new edition develops the basic formalism and theoretical techniques for studying relativistic quantum field theory at high temperature and density. Specific physical theories treated include QED, QCD, electroweak theory, and effective nuclear field theories of hadronic and nuclear matter. Topics include: functional integral representation of the partition function, diagrammatic expansions, linear response theory, screening and plasma oscillations, spontaneous symmetry breaking, Goldstone theorem, resummation and hard thermal loops, lattice gauge theory, phase transitions, nucleation theory, quarkgluon plasma, and color superconductivity. Applications to astrophysics and cosmology cover white dwarf and neutron stars, neutrino emissivity, baryon number violation in the early universe, and cosmological phase transitions. Applications to relativistic nucleusnucleus collisions are also included. The book is written for theorists in elementary particle physics, nuclear physics, astrophysics, and cosmology. Problems are given at the end of each chapter, and numerous references to the literature are included. 
ISBN,Price  EB 
Classification  530.145

Keyword(s)  1. EBOOK
2. EBOOK  CAMBRIDGE UNIVERSITY PRESS
3. ELEMENTARY PARTICLES
4. FIELD THEORY
5. QUANTUM FIELD THEORY

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