Bigi, I. I.
- Publication date:
- 2nd ed. - Cambridge, UK ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 2009.
- xx, 485 p. : ill. ; 26 cm.
Originally published: 1999.
Includes bibliographical references (p. 465-477) and index.
- Foreword-- Part I. Basics of CP Violation: 1. Prologue-- 2. Prelude: C, P and T in classical dynamics-- 3. C, P and T in non-relativistic 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: right-handed currents and non-minimal 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 Kobayashi-Maskawa (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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- Sanda, A. I. (A. Ichiro)
Cambridge monographs on particle physics, nuclear physics, and cosmology ; 28.