By M. Shifman

Because the creation of Yang–Mills theories and supersymmetry within the Seventies, quantum box concept – the foundation of the fashionable description of actual phenomena on the primary point – has gone through innovative advancements. this can be the 1st systematic and accomplished textual content dedicated particularly to trendy box idea, bringing readers to the leading edge of present study. The booklet emphasizes nonperturbative phenomena and supersymmetry. It encompasses a thorough dialogue of assorted stages of gauge theories, prolonged gadgets and their quantization, and worldwide supersymmetry from a contemporary viewpoint. that includes wide cross-referencing from conventional subject matters to contemporary breakthroughs within the box, it prepares scholars for autonomous examine. The facet containers summarizing the most effects and over 70 routines make this an necessary ebook for graduate scholars and researchers in theoretical physics.

The first unified remedy of the most important elements of recent box concept with emphasis on nonperturbative phenomena and supersymmetry
Brings scholars brand new via broad cross-referencing linking conventional subject matters to fresh advances
Side packing containers supply summaries of the most effects derived within the text

Table of Contents

Part I. prior to Supersymmetry:
1. stages 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 versions in reduce dimensions
Part II. creation to Supersymmetry:
10. fundamentals of supersymmetry with emphasis on gauge theories
11. Supersymmetric solitons

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