Chapter 4. Canonical Formalism

  1. Kerson Huang

Published Online: 29 DEC 2007

DOI: 10.1002/9783527617371.ch4

Quantum Field Theory: From Operators to Path Integrals

Quantum Field Theory: From Operators to Path Integrals

How to Cite

Huang, K. (1998) Canonical Formalism, in Quantum Field Theory: From Operators to Path Integrals, Wiley-VCH Verlag GmbH, Weinheim, Germany. doi: 10.1002/9783527617371.ch4

Author Information

  1. Massachusetts Institute of Technology Cambridge, Massachusetts

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 29 DEC 2007
  2. Published Print: 21 AUG 1998

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780471141204

Online ISBN: 9783527617371

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Keywords:

  • equations of motion;
  • conservation laws;
  • Lagrangian density;
  • dynamical variable;
  • Noether's theorem

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Principle of Stationary Action

  • Noether's Theorem

  • Translational Invariance

  • Lorentz Invariance

  • Symmetrized Energy-Momentum Tensor

  • Gauge Invariance