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Book
vii, 271 p. : ill. ; 26 cm.
  • 1. Introduction-- 2. Quantum theory of free scalar fields-- 3. Interacting field theory-- 4. Particles of spin one, and gauge invariance-- 5. Spin 1/2 particles and Fermi statistics-- 6. Massive quantum electrodynamics-- 7. Symmetries, Ward identities and Nambu Goldstone bosons-- 8. Non-abelian gauge theory-- 9. Renormalization and effective field theory-- 10. Instantons and solitons-- 11. Concluding remarks-- Appendices-- References-- Index.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9780521850827 20160528
Presenting a variety of topics that are only briefly touched on in other texts, this book provides a thorough introduction to the techniques of field theory. Covering Feynman diagrams and path integrals, the author emphasizes the path integral approach, the Wilsonian approach to renormalization, and the physics of non-abelian gauge theory. It provides a thorough treatment of quark confinement and chiral symmetry breaking, topics not usually covered in other texts at this level. The Standard Model of particle physics is discussed in detail. Connections with condensed matter physics are explored, and there is a brief, but detailed, treatment of non-perturbative semi-classical methods. Ideal for graduate students in high energy physics and condensed matter physics, the book contains many problems, which help students practise the key techniques of quantum field theory.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780521850827 20160528
Engineering Library (Terman)
PHYSICS-331-01
Book
xiv, 435 p. : ill. ; 26 cm.
  • Preface-- 1. Fundamentals of QCD-- 2. Asymptotic freedom and confinement-- 3. QCD in electron-positron annihilation-- 4. Deep inelastic scattering-- 5. Parton branching and jet simulation-- 6. Jet properties beyond fixed order-- 7. Hadroproduction of jets and photons-- 8. Electroweak interactions-- 9. The production of vector bosons-- 10. Heavy quarks-- 11. Higgs bosons at high energy colliders-- 12. Measurements of the strong coupling constant-- Index.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9780521581899 20160528
One of the triumphs of modern particle physics has been the extent to which Quantum Chromodynamics (QCD) has successfully accounted for the strong interaction processes observed at high-energy particle colliders, for example the production of heavy quarks and jets of particles, and the short-distance parton structure of the proton. This book gives a detailed overview of collider physics with special emphasis on the study of QCD. After a general description of the QCD Lagrangian, and the properties of asymptotic freedom and colour confinement which derive from it, the most important applications at high-energy colliders are described in detail. These include the production of jets, heavy quarks, electroweak gauge bosons and Higgs bosons. The various methods of measuring the strong coupling constant are summarised. Many of the theoretical results are calculated from first principles, and the book will be both a textbook and a valuable source of reference material for all particle physicists.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780521581899 20160528
Engineering Library (Terman)
PHYSICS-331-01
Book
xvii, 334 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.
Engineering Library (Terman), Science Library (Li and Ma)
PHYSICS-331-01
Book
x, 473 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.
  • Preface-- 1. Introduction to weak interactions-- 2. The standard model-- 3. Leptonic weak interactions-- 4. General properties of hadronic weak currents-- 5. Nuclear s-decay and muon capture-- 6. Weak decays of mesons and hyperons-- 7. Neutral K mesons and CP violation-- 8. High-energy neutrino-nucleon collisions-- 9. The parity-nonconserving eN and NN interactions-- 10. Lepton mixing, neutrino oscillations, and neutrino mass-- 11. Neutrino astrophysics-- 12. Summary and conclusions-- Appendices-- Selected bibliography-- References-- Index.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9780521273701 20160528
In recent years, the study of weak interaction and its relationship with the other fundamnetal interactions of nature has progressed rapidly. Weak interactions of leptons and quarks provides an up-to-date account of this continuing research. The Introduction discusses early models and historical developments in the understanding of the weak force. The authors then give a clear presentation of the modern theoretical basis of weak interactions, going on to discuss recent advances in the field. These include development of the eletroweak gauge theory, and the discovery of neutral currents and of a host of new particles. There is also a chapter devoted entirely to neutrino astrophysics. Its straightforward style and its emphasis on experimental results will make this book an excellent source for students (problem sets are included at the end of each chapter) and experimentalists in the field. Physicists whose speciality lies outside the study of elementary particle physics will also find it useful.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780521273701 20160528
Engineering Library (Terman)
PHYSICS-331-01