Publication Date

2001

Comments

This is the pre-published version which is collected from arXiv. The published version is at http://www.annualreviews.org/doi/abs/10.1146/annurev.nucl.56.080805.140508

Abstract

This review summarizes effective field theory techniques, which are the modern theoretical tools for exploiting the existence of hierarchies of scale in a physical problem. The general theoretical framework is described and evaluated explicitly for a simple model. Power-counting results are illustrated for a few cases of practical interest, and several applications to quantum electrodynamics are described.

Pages

135C-146C

Volume

689

Issue

1-2

Journal Title

NUCLEAR PHYSICS A