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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
 
ii

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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