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Quantum physics and special relativity theory were two of the greatest breakthroughs in physics during the twentieth century and contributed to paradigm shifts in physics. This book combines these two discoveries to provide a complete description of the fundamentals of relativistic quantum physics, guiding the reader effortlessly from relativistic quantum mechanics to basic quantum field theory. The book gives a thorough and detailed treatment of the subject, beginning with the classification of particles, the Klein-Gordon equation and the Dirac equation. It then moves on to the canonical quantization procedure of the Klein-Gordon, Dirac, and electromagnetic fields. Classical Yang-Mills theory, the LSZ formalism, perturbation theory and elementary processes in QED are introduced, and regularization, renormalization, and radiative corrections are explored. With exercises scattered through the text and problems at the end of most chapters, the book is ideal for advanced undergraduate and graduate students in theoretical physics. Tommy Ohlsson is Professor of Theoretical Physics at the Royal Institute of Technology (KTH), Sweden. His main research field is theoretical particle physics, especially neutrino physics and physics beyond the Standard Model.
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Ohlsson is a surname of Swedish origin. It is a contraction of the surname Olofsson and it literally means "son of Olof".
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