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Quantization of Gauge Systems (Softcover)
"This book is a systematic study of the classical and quantum theories of gauge systems. ... [It] gives a general and unified treatment of the subject in a self-contained manner. Exercises are provided at the end of each chapter, and pedagogical examples are covered in the text." — From the back cover
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Some of these chapters contain their own appendices. All of them contain exercises.
- Constrained Hamiltonian Systems
- Geometry of the Constraint Surface
- Gauge Invariance of the Action
- Generally Covariant Systems
- First-Class Constraints
- Fermi Degrees of Freedom: Classical Mechanics over a Grassmann Algebra
- Constrained Systems with Fermi Variables
- Graded Differential Algebras—Algebraic Structure of the BRST Symmetry
- BRST Construction in the Irreducible Case
- BRST Construction in the Reducible Case
- Dynamics of the Ghosts—Gauge-Fixed Action
- The BRST Transformation in Field Theory
- Quantum Mechanics of Constrained Systems: Standard Operator Methods
- BRST Operator Method—Quantum BRST Cohomology
- Path Integral for Unconstrained Systems
- Path Integral for Constrained Systems
- Artificial Formalism: Classical Theory
- Artificial Formalism and Path Integral
- Free Maxwell Theory. Abelian Two-Form Gauge Field
- Complementary Material
- Henneaux, Marc and Claudio Teitelboim
- Princeton University Press
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