Gauge Theory of Elementary Particle Physics / Edition 1

Gauge Theory of Elementary Particle Physics / Edition 1

by Ta-Pei Cheng, Ling-Fong Li
     
 

ISBN-10: 0198519613

ISBN-13: 9780198519614

Pub. Date: 01/07/1988

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA


This is a practical introduction to the principal ideas in gauge theory and their applications to elementary particle physics. It explains technique and methodology with simple exposition backed up by many illustrative examples. Derivations, some of well known results, are presented in sufficient detail to make the text accessible to readers entering the field for…  See more details below

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This is a practical introduction to the principal ideas in gauge theory and their applications to elementary particle physics. It explains technique and methodology with simple exposition backed up by many illustrative examples. Derivations, some of well known results, are presented in sufficient detail to make the text accessible to readers entering the field for the first time. The book focuses on the strong interaction theory of quantum chromodynamics and the electroweak interaction theory of Glashow, Weinberg, and Salam, as well as the grand unification theory, exemplified by the simplest SU(5) model. Not intended as an exhaustive survey, the book nevertheless provides the general background necessary for a serious student who wishes to specialize in the field of elementary particle theory. Physicists with an interest in general aspects of gauge theory will also find the book highly useful.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780198519614
Publisher:
Oxford University Press, USA
Publication date:
01/07/1988
Series:
Oxford Science Publications Series
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
548
Product dimensions:
9.19(w) x 6.06(h) x 1.25(d)

Table of Contents

1. Basics in Field Quantization
2. Introduction to Renormalization Theory
3. Renormalization Group
4. Group Theory and the Quark Model
5. Chiral Symmetry of the Strong Interaction
6. Renormalization and Symmetry
7. The Parton Model and Scaling
8. Gauge Symmetries
9. Quantum Gauge Theories
10. Quantum Chromodynamics
11. Standard Electroweak Theory I: Basic Structure
12. Standard Electroweak Theory II: Phenomenological Implications
13. Selected Topics in Quantum Flavourdynamics
14. Grand Unification
15. Magnetic Monopoles
16. Instantons

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