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Quantum Non-Linear SIGMA-Models: From Quantum Field Theory to Supersymmetry, Conformal Field Theory, Black Holes and Strings
This is the first comprehensive presentation of the quantum non-linear sigma-models. The original papers consider in detail geometrical properties and renormalization of a generic non-linear sigma-model, illustrated by explicit multi-loop calculations in perturbation theory.
Hardcover, 420 pages
Published September 14th 2000 by Springer
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This is a very useful overview of SIGMA models and especially with an emphasis on quantum field theory. Understandbly, it expects a strong basal understanding of the physics and math involved and doesn't go into the sub-fields it covers but is focused on the topic at hand. If you come to the book with a decent background, you'll profit from it. That said, I was rusty in some associated areas so I had to keep looking things up but that's no fault of the book itself.