Principles of phase structures in particle physics
 Author/Creator
 MeyerOrtmanns, Hildegard.
 Language
 English.
 Imprint
 Singapore ; Hackensack, NJ : World Scientific Pub., c2007.
 Physical description
 xviii, 682 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.
 Series
 World Scientific lecture notes in physics ; v. 77.
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Contributors
 Contributor
 Reisz, Thomas.
Contents/Summary
 Bibliography
 Includes bibliographical references (p. 659672) and index.
 Contents

 General Background from Statistical Physics Field Theoretical Framework for Models in Particle Physics Analytic Methods on the Lattice and in the Continuum Numerical Methods in Lattice Field Theories Effective Actions in the Continuum Phenomenological Applications to Relativistic HeavyIon Collisions.
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 Publisher's Summary
 The phase structure of particle physics shows up in matter at extremely high densities and/or temperatures as they were reached in the early universe, shortly after the big bang, or in heavyion collisions, as they are performed nowadays in laboratory experiments. In contrast to phase transitions of condensed matter physics, the underlying fundamental theories are better known than their macroscopic manifestations in phase transitions. These theories are quantum chromodynamics for the strong interaction part and the electroweak part of the Standard Model for the electroweak interaction. It is their nonAbelian gauge structure that makes it a big challenge to predict the type of phase conversion between phases of different symmetries and different particle contents. The book is about a variety of analytical and numerical tools that are needed to study the phase structure of particle physics. To these belong convergent and asymptotic expansions in strong and weak couplings, dimensional reduction, renormalization group studies, gap equations, Monte Carlo simulations with and without fermions, finitesize and finitemass scaling analyses, and the approach of effective actions as supplement to firstprinciple calculations.
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Bibliographic information
 Publication date
 2007
 Responsibility
 Hildegard MeyerOrtmanns, Thomas Reisz.
 Series
 World Scientific lecture notes in physics ; v. 77
 ISBN
 9789810234416
 9810234414