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Book
xviii, 850 pages : illustrations ; 26 cm
  • Part I. Field Theory: 1. Microscopic theory of radiation-- 2. Lorentz invariance and second quantization-- 3. Classical Field Theory-- 4. Old-fashioned perturbation theory-- 5. Cross sections and decay rates-- 6. The S-matrix and time-ordered products-- 7. Feynman rules-- Part II. Quantum Electrodynamics: 8. Spin 1 and gauge invariance-- 9. Scalar QED-- 10. Spinors-- 11. Spinor solutions and CPT-- 12. Spin and statistics-- 13. Quantum electrodynamics-- 14. Path integrals-- Part III. Renormalization: 15. The Casimir effect-- 16. Vacuum polarization-- 17. The anomalous magnetic moment-- 18. Mass renormalization-- 19. Renormalized perturbation theory-- 20. Infrared divergences-- 21. Renormalizability-- 22. Non-renormalizable theories-- 23. The renormalization group-- 24. Implications of Unitarity-- Part IV. The Standard Model: 25. Yang-Mills theory-- 26. Quantum Yang-Mills theory-- 27. Gluon scattering and the spinor-helicity formalism-- 28. Spontaneous symmetry breaking-- 29. Weak interactions-- 30. Anomalies-- 31. Precision tests of the standard model-- 32. QCD and the parton model-- Part V. Advanced Topics: 33. Effective actions and Schwinger proper time-- 34. Background fields-- 35. Heavy-quark physics-- 36. Jets and effective field theory-- Appendices-- References-- Index.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9781107034730 20160612
Providing a comprehensive introduction to quantum field theory, this textbook covers the development of particle physics from its foundations to the discovery of the Higgs boson. Its combination of clear physical explanations, with direct connections to experimental data, and mathematical rigor make the subject accessible to students with a wide variety of backgrounds and interests. Assuming only an undergraduate-level understanding of quantum mechanics, the book steadily develops the Standard Model and state-of-the-art calculation techniques. It includes multiple derivations of many important results, with modern methods such as effective field theory and the renormalization group playing a prominent role. Numerous worked examples and end-of-chapter problems enable students to reproduce classic results and to master quantum field theory as it is used today. Based on a course taught by the author over many years, this book is ideal for an introductory to advanced quantum field theory sequence or for independent study.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781107034730 20160612
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), eReserve
PHYSICS-331-01
Book
xxii, 842 p.
  • Feynman Diagrams and Quantum Electrodynamics * Invitation: Pair Production in e+e- Annihilation * The Klein-Gordon Field * The Dirac Field * Interacting Fields and Feynman Diagrams * Elementary Processes of Quantum Electrodynamics * Radiative Corrections: Introduction * Radiative Corrections: Some Formal Developments * Final Project: Radiation of Gluon Jets Renormalization * Invitation: Ultraviolet Cutoffs and Critical Fluctuations * Functional Methods * Systematics of Renormalization * Renormalization and Symmetry * The Renormalization Group * Critical Exponents and Scalar Field Theory * Final Project: The Coleman-Weinberg Potential Non-Albelian Gauge Theory * Invitation: The Parton Model of Hadron Structure * Non-Albein Gauge Invariance * Quantization of Non-Abelian Gauge Theories * Quantum Chromodynamics * Operator Products and Effective Vertices * Perturbation Theory Anomalies * Gauge Theories with Spontaneous Symmetry Breaking * Quantization of Spontaneously Broken Gauge Theories * Final Project: Decays of the Higgs Boson * Epilogue: Field Theory at the Frontier.
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An Introduction to Quantum Field Theory is a textbook intended for the graduate physics course covering relativistic quantum mechanics, quantum electrodynamics, and Feynman diagrams. The authors make these subjects accessible through carefully worked examples illustrating the technical aspects of the subject, and intuitive explanations of what is going on behind the mathematics. After presenting the basics of quantum electrodynamics, the authors discuss the theory of renormalization and its relation to statistical mechanics, and introduce the renormalization group. This discussion sets the stage for a discussion of the physical principles that underlie the fundamental interactions of elementary particle physics and their description by gauge field theories.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)
Engineering Library (Terman)
PHYSICS-331-01
Book
xvii, 334 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.
Engineering Library (Terman)
PHYSICS-331-01, PHYSICS-351-01
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