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Introduction to effective field theory
NUCLEAR PHYSICS A
  • BR Holstein
Publication Date
2001
Abstract
This review summarizes effective field theory techniques, which are the modern theoretical tools for exploiting the existence of hierarchies of scale in a physical problem. The general theoretical framework is described and evaluated explicitly for a simple model. Power-counting results are illustrated for a few cases of practical interest, and several applications to quantum electrodynamics are described.
Comments
This is the pre-published version which is collected from arXiv. The published version is at http://www.annualreviews.org/doi/abs/10.1146/annurev.nucl.56.080805.140508
Pages
135C-146C
Citation Information
BR Holstein. "Introduction to effective field theory" NUCLEAR PHYSICS A Vol. 689 Iss. 1-2 (2001)
Available at: http://works.bepress.com/barry_holstein/133/