Supersymmetry and string theory : beyond the standard model
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 Dine, Michael.
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 Cambridge : Cambridge University Press, 2007.
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 xx, 515 p. : ill. ; 26 cm.
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 Includes bibliographical references and index.
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 Part I. Effective Field Theory: The Standard Model, Supersymmetry, Unification: 1. Before the Standard Model 2. The Standard Model 3. Phenomenology of the Standard Model 4. The Standard Model as an effective field theory 5. Anomalies. instantons and the Strong CP Problem 6. Grand unification 7. Magnetic monopoles and solitons 8. Technicolor: a first attempt to explain hierarchies Part II. Supersymmetry: 9. Supersymmetry 10. A first look at supersymmetry breaking 11. The minimal supersymmetry Standard Model 12. Supersymmetric grand unification 13. Supersymmetric dynamics 14. Dynamical supersymmetry breaking 15. Theories with more than four conserved supercharges 16. More supersymmetric dynamics 17. An introduction to general relativity 18. Cosmology 19. Astroparticle physics and inflation Part III. String Theory: 20. Introduction 21. The Bosonic string 22. The superstring 23. The heterotic string 24. Effective actions on ten dimensions 25. Compactification of string theory 26. Compactification of strings 27. Dynamics of strong theory at weak coupling 28. Beyond weak coupling: nonperturbative string theory 29. Large and warped extra dimensions 30. Coda: where are we headed? Part IV. The Appendices: Appendix A. Two component spinors Appendix B. Goldstone's theorem and the pi mesons Appendix C. Some practice with the path integral in field theory Appendix D. The betafunction in supersymmetric YangMills theory Index.
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 The past decade has witnessed dramatic developments in the field of theoretical physics. This book is a comprehensive introduction to these recent developments. It contains a review of the Standard Model, covering nonperturbative topics, and a discussion of grand unified theories and magnetic monopoles. It introduces the basics of supersymmetry and its phenomenology, and includes dynamics, dynamical supersymmetry breaking, and electricmagnetic duality. The book then covers general relativity and the big bang theory, and the basic issues in inflationary cosmologies before discussing the spectra of known string theories and the features of their interactions. The book also includes brief introductions to technicolor, large extra dimensions, and the RandallSundrum theory of warped spaces. This will be of great interest to graduates and researchers in the fields of particle theory, string theory, astrophysics and cosmology. The book contains several problems, and password protected solutions will be available to lecturers at www.cambridge.org/9780521858410.
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 2007
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 Michael Dine.
 ISBN
 9780521858410
 0521858410