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Quantum physics: a functional integral point of view

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  • James Glimm, Arthur Jaffe, Quantum physics: a functional integral point of view, 535 pages, Springer

on the path integral formulation of quantum mechanics and quantum field theory. In order to construct a fully rigorous definition of a quantum field theory, the authors use the Osterwalder-Schrader axioms to define a notion of a quantum field that is equivalent to the Wightman axioms, see Osterwalder-Schrader theorem.

Note that the ultimate goal of the program, namely the fully rigorous construction of the standard model of particle physics, has not been achived (yet) and has become one of the famous millenium problems of the Clay institute.

There are two editions, the first one from 1981, the second one from 1987. Online reviews of the first edition of the book (the first one along with a book of B. Simon):

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Revised on May 18, 2010 14:03:41 by Zoran Škoda (161.53.130.104)