Gauge Theories in Particle Physics: A Practical Introduction

QCD and the Electroweak Theory
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NON-ABELIAN SYMMETRIES Global Non-Abelian Symmetries Local Non-Abelian (Gauge) Symmetries QCD AND THE RENORMALIZATION GROUP QCD I: Introduction, Tree-Graph Predictions, and Jets QCD II: Asymptotic Freedom, the Renormalization Group, and Scaling Violations Lattice Field Theory and the Renormalization Group Revisited SPONTANEOUSLY BROKEN SYMMETRY Spontaneously Broken Global Symmetry Chiral Symmetry Breaking Spontaneously Broken Local Symmetry WEAK INTERACTIONS AND THE ELECTROWEAK THEORY Introduction to the Phenomenology of Weak Interactions CP Violation and Oscillation Phenomena The Glashow-Salam-Weinberg Gauge Theory of Electroweak Interactions APPENDIX M: Group Theory APPENDIX N: Geometrical Aspects of Gauge Fields APPENDIX O: Dimensional Regularization APPENDIX P: Grassmann Variables APPENDIX Q: Feynman Rules for Tree Graphs in QCD and the Electroweak Theory References Index Problems appear at the end of each chapter.
Volume 2 of this revised and updated edition provides an accessible and practical introduction to the two non-Abelian quantum gauge field theories of the Standard Model of particle physics: quantum chromodynamics (QCD) and the Glashow-Salam-Weinberg (GSW) electroweak theory. This volume covers much of the experimental progress made in the last ten years. A new chapter on CP violation and oscillation phenomena describes CP violation in B-meson decays as well as the main experiments that have led to our current knowledge of mass-squared differences and mixing angles in neutrino physics. Exploring a new era in particle physics, this edition discusses one of the most recent and exciting breakthroughs-the discovery of a boson with properties consistent with those of the Standard Model Higgs boson. It also updates many other topics, including jet algorithms, lattice QCD, effective Lagrangians, and three-generation quark mixing and the CKM matrix.
New to the Fourth Edition * New chapter on CP violation and oscillations in mesonic and neutrino systems * New section on three-generation quark mixing and the CKM matrix * Improved discussion of two-jet cross section in electron-positron annihilation * New section on jet algorithms * Recent lattice QCD calculations with dynamical fermions * New section on effective Lagrangians for spontaneously broken chiral symmetry, including the three-flavor extension, meson mass relations, and chiral perturbation theory * Update of asymptotic freedom * Discussion of the historic discovery of a Higgs-like boson The authors discuss the main conceptual points of the theories, detail many practical calculations of physical quantities from first principles, and compare these quantitative predictions with experimental results, helping readers improve both their calculation skills and physical insight.
Autor: Ian J. R. Aitchison, Anthony J. G. Hey
Ian J.R. Aitchison is Emeritus Professor of Physics at the University of Oxford and a visiting scientist at SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory. He has previously held research positions at Brookhaven National Laboratory, Saclay, and the University of Cambridge. He was a visiting professor at the University of Rochester and the University of Washington, and a scientific associate at CERN. Dr. Aitchison has published over 90 scientific papers mainly on hadronic physics and quantum field theory. He is the author of Relativistic Quantum Mechanics, An Informal Introduction to Gauge Field Theories, and Supersymmetry in Particle Physics and joint editor of two other books. Anthony J.G. Hey is Vice President of Microsoft Research Connections, where he is responsible for the worldwide external research and technical computing strategy across Microsoft Corporation. A fellow of the U.K. Royal Academy of Engineering, Dr. Hey was previously the director of the U.K. e-Science Initiative and the head of the School of Electronics and Computer Science and dean of Engineering and Applied Science at the University of Southampton. His research interests encompass parallel programming for parallel systems built from mainstream commodity components. With Jack Dongarra, Rolf Hempel, and David Walker, he wrote the first draft of a specification for a new message-passing standard called MPI. This initiated the process that led to the successful MPI standard of today.

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Autor: Ian J. R. Aitchison
ISBN-13 :: 9781466513075
ISBN: 1466513071
Erscheinungsjahr: 01.03.2013
Verlag: Taylor & Francis Inc
Gewicht: 934g
Seiten: 518
Sprache: Englisch
Auflage 4 New edition
Sonstiges: Buch, 242x160x28 mm, 4 page/ 4 figure color insert, in middle of text; 2 Tables, black and white; 5 Illustrations, color; 144 Illustrations, black and white
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