# Basics of Thermal Field Theory

@inproceedings{Laine2016BasicsOT, title={Basics of Thermal Field Theory}, author={Mikko Sakari Laine and Aleksi Vuorinen}, year={2016} }

These lecture notes, suitable for a two-semester introductory course or self-study, offer an elementary and self-contained exposition of the basic tools and concepts that are encountered in practical computations in perturbative thermal field theory. Selected applications to heavy ion collision physics and cosmology are outlined in the last chapter. 1A corresponding ebook has been published as Springer Lecture Notes in Physics 925 (2016) and is available through http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/978-3…

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