How is quantum field theory possible? [electronic resource] / Sunny Y. Auyang.
- New York : Oxford University Press, 1995.
1 online resource (289 p.)
- Quantum field theory.
Physics -- Philosophy.
Space and time.
- Electronic books.
- How can we know the microscopic world without a measurement theory? What are the general conditions of the world that make possible such knowledge? What are the presuppositions of physical theories? This book includes an analysis of quantum field theory, and quantum mechanics and interacting systems are addressed in a unified framework.
- CONTENTS; 1. Introduction; 2. Nonrelativistic quantum mechanics; 3. Relativity and symmetries; 4. Quantum field theory; 5. Object of experiences: quantum state-observables-statistics; 6. The event structure and the spatio-temporal structure: local fields; 7. Explicit relations and the causal order: interacting fields; 8. Epilogue; APPENDIX A. Measure and probability: quantity, quality, modality; APPENDIX B. Fiber bundles and interaction dynamics; APPENDIX C. The cosmic and the microscopic: an application; NOTES; BIBLIOGRAPHY; INDEX
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Includes bibliographical references (p. 265-272) and index.
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