QCD and collider physics
 Author/Creator
 Ellis, R. K. (R. Keith)
 Language
 English.
 Imprint
 Cambridge ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 2003.
 Physical description
 xiv, 435 p. : ill. ; 26 cm.
 Series
 Cambridge monographs on particle physics, nuclear physics, and cosmology ; 8.
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Contributors
 Contributor
 Stirling, W. J., 1953
 Webber, B. R., 1943
Contents/Summary
 Bibliography
 Includes bibliographical references and index.
 Contents

 Preface 1. Fundamentals of QCD 2. Asymptotic freedom and confinement 3. QCD in electronpositron annihilation 4. Deep inelastic scattering 5. Parton branching and jet simulation 6. Jet properties beyond fixed order 7. Hadroproduction of jets and photons 8. Electroweak interactions 9. The production of vector bosons 10. Heavy quarks 11. Higgs bosons at high energy colliders 12. Measurements of the strong coupling constant Index.
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 Publisher's Summary
 One of the triumphs of modern particle physics has been the extent to which Quantum Chromodynamics (QCD) has successfully accounted for the strong interaction processes observed at highenergy particle colliders, for example the production of heavy quarks and jets of particles, and the shortdistance parton structure of the proton. This book gives a detailed overview of collider physics with special emphasis on the study of QCD. After a general description of the QCD Lagrangian, and the properties of asymptotic freedom and colour confinement which derive from it, the most important applications at highenergy colliders are described in detail. These include the production of jets, heavy quarks, electroweak gauge bosons and Higgs bosons. The various methods of measuring the strong coupling constant are summarised. Many of the theoretical results are calculated from first principles, and the book will be both a textbook and a valuable source of reference material for all particle physicists.
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Bibliographic information
 Publication date
 2003
 Responsibility
 R.K. Ellis, W.J. Stirling, B.R. Webber.
 Series
 Cambridge monographs on particle physics, nuclear physics, and cosmology ; 8
 ISBN
 0521581893
 0521545897
 9780521581899
 9780521545891