Finite-temperature field theory: principles and applications by Joseph I. Kapusta, Charles Gale

By Joseph I. Kapusta, Charles Gale

Completely revised and up-to-date, this new version develops the fundamental formalism and theoretical concepts for learning relativistic box concept at finite temperature and density. It begins with the path-integral illustration of the partition functionality after which proceeds to improve diagrammatic perturbation recommendations. the normal version is mentioned, in addition to the character of the section transitions in strongly interacting structures and purposes to relativistic heavy ion collisions, dense stellar items, and the early universe. First variation Hb (1989): 0-521-35155-3 First variation Pb (1994): 0-521-44945-6

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99) This result agrees with that derived in Chapter 1 using completely different methods. 99). This factor comes out automatically and owes its existence to the spin-1/2 nature of the fermions. Separate contributions from particles (μ) and antiparticles (−μ) are evident. Finally, this formula also contains a contribution from the zero-point energy. To recapitulate, the difference between fermions and bosons in the functional integral approach to the partition function is essentially twofold. First, for fermions we must integrate over Grassmann variables instead of c-number variables.

The procedure is then as follows. First draw all diagrams which contribute to ln ZI up to a given order, then differentiate with respect to D0 , and, lastly, throw away the one-particle reducible diagrams. This yields the diagrammatic expansion of Π. 32). 36) where ω 2 = p2 + m2 . 97), but there is a more elegant method, which we sketch below. 37) n=−∞ Here we think of p0 as the fourth component of a Minkowski four-vector. 38) 42 Interactions and diagrammatic techniques The function 12 β coth( 12 βp0 ) has poles at p0 = 2πnT i and is everywhere else bounded and analytic.

35) 1PI where by 1PI we mean that only the 1PI diagrams contribute to Π. The procedure is then as follows. First draw all diagrams which contribute to ln ZI up to a given order, then differentiate with respect to D0 , and, lastly, throw away the one-particle reducible diagrams. This yields the diagrammatic expansion of Π. 32). 36) where ω 2 = p2 + m2 . 97), but there is a more elegant method, which we sketch below. 37) n=−∞ Here we think of p0 as the fourth component of a Minkowski four-vector. 38) 42 Interactions and diagrammatic techniques The function 12 β coth( 12 βp0 ) has poles at p0 = 2πnT i and is everywhere else bounded and analytic.

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