# The Schwinger Action Principle and Effective Action

###### David J. Toms
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication Date:
2007
Number of Pages:
493
Format:
Hardcover
Series:
Cambridge Monographs in Mathematical Physics
Price:
160.00
ISBN:
9780521876766
Category:
Monograph
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Preface; 1. Action principle in classical mechanics; 2. Action principle in classical field theory; 3. Action principle in quantum theory; 4. The effective action; 5. Quantum statistical mechanics; 6. Effective action at finite temperature; 7. Further applications of the Schwinger action principle; 8. General definition of the effective action; Appendices; References; Index.