Chapter 2. Canonical Quantization of Local Field Theories

  1. Mike Guidry

Published Online: 29 DEC 2007

DOI: 10.1002/9783527617357.ch2

Gauge Field Theories: An Introduction with Applications

Gauge Field Theories: An Introduction with Applications

How to Cite

Guidry, M. (2007) Canonical Quantization of Local Field Theories, in Gauge Field Theories: An Introduction with Applications, Wiley-VCH Verlag GmbH, Weinheim, Germany. doi: 10.1002/9783527617357.ch2

Author Information

  1. Department of Physics University of Tennessee Knoxville, Tennessee and Oak Ridge National Laboratory Oak Ridge, Tennessee

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 29 DEC 2007
  2. Published Print: 28 OCT 1991

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780471631170

Online ISBN: 9783527617357

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Keywords:

  • quantum-mechanical particles;
  • vacuum polarization;
  • quantum fluctuations;
  • electromagnetic;
  • Dirac or Klein-Gordon equations

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Quantization in Discrete Mechanics

  • General Properties of the Action

  • Lagrangian Densities for Free Fields

  • Quantization of the Real Scalar Field

  • Quantization of a Complex Scalar Field

  • Quantization of the Dirac Field

  • Quantization of the Electromagnetic Field

  • Noethers's Theorem

  • Interactions between Fields

  • Background and Further Reading