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YITP-99-67

arXiv:hep-th/9912205 21 Dec 1999

FIELDS
Warren Siegel
C. N. Yang Institute for Theoretical Physics State University of New York at Stony Brook Stony Brook, New York 11794-3840 USA mailto:siegel@insti.physics.sunysb.edu http://insti.physics.sunysb.edu/˜siegel/plan.html

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Preface . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . iv .................. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . PART ONE: I. Global A. Coordinates 1. Nonrelativity . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
YITP-99-67

arXiv:hep-th/9912205 21 Dec 1999

FIELDS
Warren Siegel
C. N. Yang Institute for Theoretical Physics State University of New York at Stony Brook Stony Brook, New York 11794-3840 USA mailto:siegel@insti.physics.sunysb.edu http://insti.physics.sunysb.edu/˜siegel/plan.html

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CONTENTS
Preface . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . iv .................. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . PART ONE: I. Global A. Coordinates 1. Nonrelativity . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

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YITP-99-67
FIELDSFIELDS
Warren Siegel 
C. N. Yang Institute for Theoretical PhysicsState University of New York at Stony BrookStony Brook, New York 11794-3840 USA
 
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CONTENTS
Preface
.............................
iv
Some field theory texts
.........
xviii
.................. ....................................
PART ONE: SYMMETRY
..................
I. GlobalA.
Coordinates
1.
Nonrelativity
..............
3
2.
Fermions
..................
7
3.
Lie algebra
...............
11
4.
Relativity
................
15
5.
Discrete: C, P, T
.........
20
6.
Conformal
...............
23
B.
Indices
1.
Matrices
.................
28
2.
Representations
..........
30
3.
Determinants
............
35
4.
Classical groups
..........
38
5.
Tensor notation
..........
40
C.
Representations
1.
More coordinates
.........
45
2.
Coordinate tensors
.......
47
3.
Young tableaux
..........
51
4.
Color and flavor
..........
53
5.
Covering groups
..........
58
II. SpinA.
Two components
1.
3-vectors
.................
61
2.
Rotations
................
64
3.
Spinors
..................
66
4.
Indices
...................
67
5.
Lorentz
..................
70
6.
Dirac
....................
76
7.
Chirality/duality
.........
78
B.
Poincae
1.
Field equations
...........
80
2.
Examples
................
83
3.
Solution
..................
84
4.
Mass
.....................
89
5.
Foldy-Wouthuysen
.......
92
6.
Twistors
.................
96
7.
Helicity
..................
98
C.
Supersymmetry
1.
Algebra
.................
103
2.
Supercoordinates
........
104
3.
Supergroups
............
106
4.
Superconformal
.........
109
5.
Supertwistors
...........
110
III. LocalA.
Actions
1.
General
.................
115
2.
Fermions
................
119
3.
Fields
...................
120
4.
Relativity
...............
122
5.
Constrained systems
....
128
B.
Particles
1.
Free
....................
132
2.
Gauges
.................
136
3.
Coupling
................
137
4.
Conservation
............
138
5.
Pair creation
............
141
C.
Yang-Mills
1.
Nonabelian
..............
144
2.
Lightcone
...............
148
3.
Plane waves
.............
152
4.
Self-duality
.............
153
5.
Twistors
................
156
6.
Instantons
..............
159
7.
ADHM
.................
163
8.
Monopoles
..............
165
IV. MixedA.
Hidden symmetry
1.
Spontaneous breakdown
.
171
2.
Sigma models
...........
173
3.
Coset space
.............
176
4.
Chiral symmetry
........
177
5.
St¨uckelberg
.............
180
6.
Higgs
...................
182
B.
Standard model
1.
Chromodynamics
........
185
2.
Electroweak
.............
189
3.
Families
.................
193
4.
Grand Unified Theories
..
195
C.
Supersymmetry
1.
Chiral
..................
200
2.
Actions
.................
202
3.
Covariant derivatives
....
204
4.
Prepotential
.............
207
5.
Gauge actions
...........
209
6.
Breaking
................
211
7.
Extended
...............
214
 
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.................... ........................................
PART TWO: QUANTA
....................
V. QuantizationA.
General
1.
Path integrals
...........
221
2.
Semiclassical expansion
..
225
3.
Propagators
.............
229
4.
S-matrices
..............
231
5.
Wick rotation
...........
235
B.
Propagators
1.
Particles
................
239
2.
Properties
...............
242
3.
Generalizations
..........
245
4.
Wick rotation
...........
248
C.
S-matrix
1.
Path integrals
...........
253
2.
Graphs
.................
257
3.
Semiclassical expansion
..
262
4.
Feynman rules
..........
266
5.
Semiclassical unitarity
...
272
6.
Cutting rules
............
274
7.
Cross sections
...........
277
8.
Singularities
.............
280
9.
Group theory
...........
282
VI. Quantum gauge theoryA.
Becchi-Rouet-Stora-Tyutin
1.
Hamiltonian
............
288
2.
Lagrangian
..............
292
3.
Particles
................
295
4.
Fields
...................
296
B.
Gauges
1.
Radial
..................
300
2.
Lorentz
.................
303
3.
Massive
.................
305
4.
Gervais-Neveu
...........
307
5.
Super Gervais-Neveu
....
310
6.
Spacecone
...............
313
7.
Superspacecone
.........
317
8.
Background-field
........
319
9.
Nielsen-Kallosh
.........
325
10.
Super background-field
..
327
C.
Scattering
1.
Yang-Mills
..............
331
2.
Recursion
...............
335
3.
Fermions
................
337
4.
Masses
..................
339
5.
Supergraphs
............
345
VII. LoopsA.
General
1.
Dimensional renormaliz’n350
2.
Momentum integration
..
353
3.
Modified subtractions
...
357
4.
Optical theorem
.........
361
5.
Power counting
..........
363
6.
Infrared divergences
.....
367
B.
Examples
1.
Tadpoles
................
371
2.
Effective potential
.......
374
3.
Dimensional transmut’n
.
377
4.
Massless propagators
....
378
5.
Massive propagators
. ....
381
6.
Renormalization group
..
385
7.
Overlapping divergences
.
388
C.
Resummation
1.
Improved perturbation
..
395
2.
Renormalons
............
400
3.
Borel
...................
403
4.
1/N expansion
..........
406
VIII. Gauge loopsA.
Propagators
1.
Fermion
.................
412
2.
Photon
.................
415
3.
Gluon
...................
416
4.
Grand Unified Theories
..
422
5.
Supermatter
............
425
6.
Supergluon
..............
427
7.
Bosonization
............
432
8.
Schwinger model
........
435
B.
Low energy
1.
JWKB
..................
441
2.
Axial anomaly
..........
444
3.
Anomaly cancelation
....
447
4.
π
0
2
γ ................
450
5.
Vertex
..................
452
6.
Nonrelativistic JWKB
...
455
C.
High energy
1.
Conformal anomaly
.....
460
2.
e
+
e
hadrons
........
463
3.
Parton model
...........
465

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