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How Is Quantum Field Theory Possible?

by Sunny Y. Auyang

  • ISBN: 9780195093445
  • ISBN10: 0195093445

How Is Quantum Field Theory Possible?

by Sunny Y. Auyang

  • Binding: Hardcover
  • Publisher: Oxford Univ Pr on Demand
  • Publish date: 07/01/1995
  • ISBN: 9780195093445
  • ISBN10: 0195093445
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Description: PART 1: Introduction1. A Human View of the World in Quantum Field Theory2. The Categorical Framework of Objective KnowledgePART 2: Nonrelativistic Quantum Mechanics3. The Structure of Quantum Mechanics4. The Quantum Measurement ProblemPART 3: Relativity and Symmetries5. Geometry and Space-time6. Symmetries in Physics7. The Principles of Relativity and Local SymmetryPART 4: Quantum Field Theory8. Quantum Fields and Elementary Particles9. Fields, Quantum Fields, and Field Quanta10. Interacting Field and Gauge Field TheoryPART 5: Objects of Experiences: Quantum States-Observables-Statistics11. Properties and Quantum Properties12. The Form of Observation and the Reality of Quantum States13. The Gap in Understanding: Eigenvalue and Probability14. Coordinatization of the Quantum World: Observables15. The General Concept of Objects in Physical Theories16. The Illusion of the Observer17. The Mentalism Behind Yes-no ExperimentsPART 6: The Event-structure and the Spatio-temporal Order: Local Fields18. The Whole and the Individual: Field and Event19. This-Something: Events or Local Fields20. The Basic Spatio-temporal Structure of the Physical World21. The Referential Structure of Field Theory22. The States of the Field as a Whole: Field Quanta23. Identity and Diversity: Quantum Multi-Particle SystemsPART 7: Explicit Relations and the Causal Order: Interacting Fields24. The Constancy of Prediction and the Cement of the Universe25. Permanence, Endurance, and the Concepts of Time26. How Are Regular Successions of Events Possible?27. Relational Properties: Phase and Potential28. Causal Relations: Connection and Parallel Transport29. Thoroughgoing Interaction: RenormalizationPART 8: Epilogue30. The Intelligibility of the Objective WorldAppendix A: Measure and Probability: Quantity, Quality, ModalityA1. Measure: The General Concept of Extensive MagnitudesA2. Function and Distribution: Individual and Collective QualitiesA3. Individual, Statistical, and Probabilistic StatementsAppendix B: Fiber BundlesAppendix C: The Cosmic and the Microscopic: An Application
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