Particles, Fields and Forces [E-Book] : A Conceptual Guide to Quantum Field Theory and the Standard Model / by Wouter Schmitz.
Schmitz, Wouter, (author)
1st edition 2019.
Cham : Springer, 2019
XI, 321 pages (online resource)
The Frontiers Collection
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Table of Contents:
  • Introduction
  • Particles or waves?
  • Fields
  • What is a particle if it is a wave?
  • A matter of energy exchange
  • A wave of relativity
  • Quantization of fields
  • Energy in waves and fields
  • Symmetry and the origin of force
  • Propagators and virtual particles
  • Renormalisation of fearful infinities
  • Spin makes up bosons and fermions
  • Conservation of charge and particle number
  • Particle zoo
  • Electroweak force in the early universe
  • The breaking of the world will never be the same
  • The strong force: Quantum Chromo Dynamics
  • Gravity as a field
  • Further reading
  • References and sources.