Waves, Particles and Fields: Introducing Quantum Field Theory

Fischer-Cripps, Anthony C.



This book fills a gap in the middle ground between quantum mechanics of a single electron to the concept of a quantum field. In doing so, the book is divided into two parts; the first provides the necessary background to quantum theory extending from Planck's formulation of black body radiation to Schrodinger's equation; and the second part explores Dirac's relativistic electron to quantum fields, finishing with an description of Feynman diagrams and their meaning.

Much more than a popular account, yet not too heavy so as to be inaccessible, this book assumes no prior knowledge of quantum physics or field theory and provides the necessary foundations for readers to then progress to more advanced texts on quantum field theory. It will be of interest to undergraduate students in physics and mathematics, in addition to an interested, general audience.








  • Provides an extensive yet accessible background to the concepts
  • Contains numerous, illustrative diagrams
  • Presents in-depth explanations of difficult subjects




- 提供了廣泛而易於理解的概念背景
- 包含了大量的圖示
- 對困難的主題進行了深入解釋


Anthony Fischer-Cripps is an experienced lecturer in physics and a former senior scientist at CSIRO, Australian's national scientific research institution. Dr. Cripps has published several student books over the years as well as undertaking fundamental research in applied physics in the field of nanoindentation.


Anthony Fischer-Cripps是一位有經驗的物理學講師,曾任澳大利亞國家科學研究機構CSIRO的高級科學家。Cripps博士多年來出版了幾本學生用書,並在納米壓痕應用物理領域進行了基礎研究。