# The Schwinger Action Principle and Effective Action

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Cambridge University Press
Number of Pages:
493
Price:
160.00
ISBN:
9780521876766
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David J. Toms
Series:
Cambridge Monographs in Mathematical Physics
Publication Date:
2007
Format:
Hardcover
Category:
Monograph

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.
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