By M. Shifman

Because the introduction of Yang–Mills theories and supersymmetry within the Nineteen Seventies, quantum box conception – the foundation of the trendy description of actual phenomena on the basic point – has passed through innovative advancements. this can be the 1st systematic and accomplished textual content committed in particular to trendy box idea, bringing readers to the innovative of present study. The booklet emphasizes nonperturbative phenomena and supersymmetry. It contains a thorough dialogue of assorted levels of gauge theories, prolonged gadgets and their quantization, and international supersymmetry from a contemporary viewpoint. that includes large cross-referencing from conventional subject matters to contemporary breakthroughs within the box, it prepares scholars for self sustaining examine. The aspect packing containers summarizing the most effects and over 70 routines make this an fundamental e-book for graduate scholars and researchers in theoretical physics.

The first unified remedy of the key features of contemporary box conception with emphasis on nonperturbative phenomena and supersymmetry
Brings scholars modern via vast cross-referencing linking conventional subject matters to contemporary advances
Side bins offer summaries of the most effects derived within the text

Table of Contents

Part I. ahead of Supersymmetry:
1. levels of gauge theories
2. Kinks and area walls
3. Vortices and flux tubes (strings)
4. Monopoles and skyrmions
5. Instantons
6. Isotropic ferromagnet: O(3) sigma version and extensions
7. fake vacuum decay and similar topics
8. Chiral anomaly
9. Confinement in 4D gauge theories and types in reduce dimensions
Part II. creation to Supersymmetry:
10. fundamentals of supersymmetry with emphasis on gauge theories
11. Supersymmetric solitons

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