I have a naive question about the meaning of effective theory in particle physics and condensed matter physics. In particle physics, from what I know, the effective theory comes from the Wilsonian ...
This is in reference to slide 19 here http://cosmology.lbl.gov/talks/Pajer_13.pdf "As always in Effective Field Theory, the theory becomes predictive when there are more observables than parameters" ...
As a follow up to Difference between 1PI effective action and Wilsonian effective action, where can I find pedagogical material that highlights the similarities and differences between the 1PI and ...
shortly after the invention of quantum electrodynamics, one discovered that the theory had some very bad properties. It took twenty years to discover that certain infinities could be overcome by a ...