Author: Eduardo Fradkin
Quantum field theory was originally developed to describe quantum electrodynamics and other fundamental problems in high-energy physics, but today has become an invaluable conceptual and mathematical framework for addressing problems across physics, including in condensed-matter and statistical physics.
With this expansion of applications has come a new and deeper understanding of quantum field theory — yet this perspective is still rarely reflected in teaching and textbooks on the subject.
Developed from a year-long graduate course Eduardo Fradkin has taught for years to students of high-energy, condensed-matter, and statistical physics, this comprehensive textbook provides a fully “multicultural” approach to quantum field theory, covering the full breadth of its applications in one volume, says a review on the Princeton University Press website.
It brings together perspectives from high-energy, condensed-matter, and statistical physics in both the main text and exercises. It takes students from basic techniques to the frontiers of physics and serves as an invaluable resource for researchers.