High-Energy Particle Diffraction / Edition 1

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Overview

A comprehensive and up-to-date overview of soft and hard diffraction processes in strong interaction physics. The first part covers soft hadron—hadron scattering in a complete and mature presentation. It can be used as a textbook in particle physics classes. Chapters 8-11 address graduate students as well as researchers, covering the "new diffraction": the pomeron in QCD, low-x physics, diffractive deep inelastic scattering and related processes.

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This monograph is a very high quality up-to-date review of soft and hard diffraction processes in strong interaction physics. We can divide this very interesting book into two parts. The first part covers the Chapters 1-7 and can be used as a textbook in particle physics classes. The second part covers the Chapters 8-11 and can be used by graduate students as well as researchers. I think that this book is useful for every particle physicist. (Journal of Computational Methods in Sciences & Engineering)

"This monograph gives a comprehensive and up-to-date overview of soft and hard diffraction processes in strong interaction physics. … It can be used as a textbook in particle physics classes. … It presents recent results and experimental findings and their phenomenological interpretations. … addresses graduate students as well as researchers." (ETDE Energy Database, 2003)

"The purpose of the present book is to present the main insights which have mentioned the growth of high-energy diffractive physics in recent decades and also to present the recent state of the art. … This monograph is a very high quality up-to-date review of soft and hard diffraction processes in strong interaction physics. … I think that this book is useful for every particle physicists." (T. E. Simos, Journal of Computational Methods in Sciences and Engineering, Vol. 3 (1), 2003)

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9783642075674
  • Publisher: Springer Berlin Heidelberg
  • Publication date: 11/19/2010
  • Series: Theoretical and Mathematical Physics Series
  • Edition description: Softcover reprint of hardcover 1st ed. 2002
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 410
  • Product dimensions: 0.87 (w) x 6.14 (h) x 9.21 (d)

Table of Contents

1. Introduction.- 2. Preliminaries.- 3. Kinematics.- 4. The Relativistic S-Matrix.- 5. Regge Theory.- 6. Geometrical and s-Channel Models.- 7. Soft Diffraction: a Phenomenological Survey.- 8. The Pomeron in QCD.- 9. Deep Inelastic Scattering.- 10. Phenomenology of Hard Diffraction.- 11. Hard Diffraction in QCD.- A. Conventions.- A.1 Four-Vectors.- A.2 Sudakov Parametrization.- A.3 Reference Frames.- A.4 Fermionic States.- B. Mellin Transforms.- C. QCD Formulas.- C.2 Feynman Rules for QCD.- References.

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