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ERIC Number: EJ830500
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2007-Jul
Pages: 17
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 11
ISBN: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-0143-0807
Quantum Field Theory in (0 + 1) Dimensions
Boozer, A. D.
European Journal of Physics, v28 n4 p729-745 Jul 2007
We show that many of the key ideas of quantum field theory can be illustrated simply and straightforwardly by using toy models in (0 + 1) dimensions. Because quantum field theory in (0 + 1) dimensions is equivalent to quantum mechanics, these models allow us to use techniques from quantum mechanics to gain insight into quantum field theory. In addition, working in (0 + 1) dimensions considerably simplifies the mathematics, allowing the physical concepts involved to be exhibited more clearly. (Contains 17 footnotes and 4 figures.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
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Language: English
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