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Topics in Perturbative Field Theory


Terrano, Anthony Emerson (1981) Topics in Perturbative Field Theory. Dissertation (Ph.D.), California Institute of Technology. doi:10.7907/7w28-px32.


This thesis discusses several results in perturbative field theory. The first two sections present a calculation of the order α2s corrections to the event shape in e+e- annihilation into hadrons. A technique for the calculation of Feynman diagrams based upon a generalization of the multipole expansion of a potential is discussed in the third section. Computer programs which can be used evaluate the traces which arise in the evaluation of Feynman diagrams are described in an Appendix.

Item Type:Thesis (Dissertation (Ph.D.))
Subject Keywords:Physics
Degree Grantor:California Institute of Technology
Division:Physics, Mathematics and Astronomy
Major Option:Physics
Thesis Availability:Public (worldwide access)
Research Advisor(s):
  • Gell-Mann, Murray
Thesis Committee:
  • Gell-Mann, Murray (chair)
  • Politzer, Hugh David
  • Barish, Barry C.
  • Koonin, Steven E.
Defense Date:13 May 1981
Record Number:CaltechTHESIS:03132018-144734173
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ID Code:10776
Deposited By: Mel Ray
Deposited On:20 Mar 2018 15:52
Last Modified:16 Apr 2021 23:26

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