Introduction to Effective Field Theory
by C. P. Burgess
Publisher: arXiv 2007
Number of pages: 55
This review summarizes Effective Field Theory techniques, which are the modern theoretical tools for exploiting the existence of hierarchies of scale in a physical problem. The general theoretical framework is described, and explicitly evaluated for a simple model. Power-counting results are illustrated for a few cases of practical interest, and several applications to Quantum Electrodynamics are described.
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by Andrew E. Blechman - University of Toronto
This text helps students fill the gap of knowledge between the QFT courses students take when they start graduate work in theoretical physics, and actual research. The book covers the basics of vitally important techniques used in modern research.
by Jian Qiu - arXiv
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by Jan Ambjorn - arXiv.org
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