Quantum Field Theory as a Faithful Image of Nature
by Hans Christian Öttinger
Publisher: arXiv 2016
Number of pages: 130
This book can be used as a textbook on quantum field theory for students of physics or as a monograph for philosophers and physicists interested in the epistemological foundations of particle physics. The benefits of an approach resting on philosophical foundations is twofold: the reader is stimulated to critical thinking and the entire story flows very naturally, thus removing all the mysteries from quantum field theory.
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