- Publication date:
- Cambridge : Cambridge University Press, 2007.
- xx, 515 p. : ill. ; 26 cm.
Includes bibliographical references and index.
- 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: non-perturbative 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 beta-function in supersymmetric Yang-Mills theory-- Index.
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- Publisher's Summary:
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 non-perturbative 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 electric-magnetic 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 Randall-Sundrum 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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