A Modern Approach to Functional Integration / Edition 1 available in Hardcover
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- Birkhäuser Boston
This text takes advantage of recent developments in the theory of path integration and attempts to make a major paradigm shift in how the art of functional integration is practiced. The techniques developed in the work will prove valuable to graduate students and researchers in physics, chemistry, mathematical physics, and applied mathematics who find it necessary to deal with solutions to wave equations, both quantum and beyond.
A Modern Approach to Functional Integration offers insight into a number of contemporary research topics, which may lead to improved methods and results that cannot be found elsewhere in the textbook literature. Exercises are included in most chapters, making the book suitable for a one-semester graduate course on functional integration.
Table of Contents
Preface.- Introduction.- Part I: Shastic Theory.- Probability.- Infinite-Dimensional Integrals.- Shastic Variable Theory.- Part II: Quantum Theory.- Background to an Analysis of Quantum Mechanics.- Quantum Mechanical Path Integrals.- Coherent State Path Integrals.- Continuous-Time Regularized Path Integrals.- Classical and Quantum Constraints.- Part III: Quantum Field Theory.- Application to Quantum Field Theory.- A Modern Approach to Nonrenormalizable Models.- References.- Index.