CP violation
 Author/Creator
 Bigi, I. I.
 Language
 English.
 Imprint
 2nd ed.  Cambridge, UK ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 2009.
 Physical description
 xx, 485 p. : ill. ; 26 cm.
 Series
 Cambridge monographs on particle physics, nuclear physics, and cosmology ; 28.
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Contributors
 Contributor
 Sanda, A. I. (A. Ichiro)
Contents/Summary
 Bibliography
 Includes bibliographical references (p. 465477) and index.
 Contents

 Foreword Part I. Basics of CP Violation: 1. Prologue 2. Prelude: C, P and T in classical dynamics 3. C, P and T in nonrelativistic quantum mechanics 4. C, P and T in relativistic quantum theories 5. The arrival of strange particles 6. Quantum mechanics of neutral particles Part II. Theory and Experiments: 7. The quest for CP violation in K decays  a marathon 8. The KM implementation of CP violation 9. The theory of KL pipi decays 10. Paradigmatic discoveries in B physics 11. Let the drama unfold  B CP phenomenology 12. Rare K and B decays  almost perfect laboratories 13. CPT violation  could it be in K and B decays? 14. CP violation in charm decays  the dark horse 15. The strong CP problem Part III. Looking Beyond the Standard Model: 16. Quest for CP violation in the neutrino sector 17. Possible corrections to the KM ansatz: righthanded currents and nonminimal Higgs dynamics 18. CP violation without nonperturbative dynamics  top quarks and charged leptons 19. SUSY  providing shelter for Higgs dynamics 20. Minimal flavour violation and extra dimensions 21. Baryogenesis in the universe Part IV. Summary: 11. Summary and Perspectives References Index.
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 Publisher's Summary
 Why didn't the matter in our Universe annihilate with antimatter immediately after its creation? The study of CP violation may help to answer this fundamental question. This book presents theoretical tools necessary to understand this phenomenon. Reflecting the explosion of new results over the last decade, this second edition has been substantially expanded. It introduces charge conjugation, parity and time reversal, before describing the KobayashiMaskawa (KM) theory for CP violation and our understanding of CP violation in kaon decays. It reveals how the discovery of B mesons has provided a new laboratory to study CP violation with KM theory predicting large asymmetries, and discusses how these predictions have been confirmed since the first edition of this book. Later chapters describe the search for a new theory of nature's fundamental dynamics. This book is suitable for researchers in high energy, atomic and nuclear physics and the history and philosophy of science.
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Bibliographic information
 Publication date
 2009
 Responsibility
 I.I. Bigi, A.I. Sanda.
 Series
 Cambridge monographs on particle physics, nuclear physics, and cosmology ; 28
 Note
 Originally published: 1999.
 ISBN
 9780521847940
 052184794X