Journeys Beyond the Standard Model / Edition 1

Journeys Beyond the Standard Model / Edition 1

by Pierre Ramond
     
 

ISBN-10: 0813341310

ISBN-13: 9780813341316

Pub. Date: 08/20/2003

Publisher: Westview Press


This book should be at the side of every particle and nuclear physics graduate student and professional. Journeys Beyond the Standard Model starts with a detailed and modern account of the Standard Model of elementary particle physics, the paradigm of particle physics for the last twenty years. Its timely release coincides with the recent dramatic discovery…  See more details below

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This book should be at the side of every particle and nuclear physics graduate student and professional. Journeys Beyond the Standard Model starts with a detailed and modern account of the Standard Model of elementary particle physics, the paradigm of particle physics for the last twenty years. Its timely release coincides with the recent dramatic discovery that the neutrino has a finite mass, which is the first indication that the Standard Model is an incomplete description of fundamental physics at short distances. This book presents in detail three possible generalizations of the Standard Model: its extension to accommodate neutrino masses; its extension to avoid CP violation in the strong interactions by introducing a new particle, the axion; and finally, its generalization to low-energy supersymmetry, which provides a link between the standard model and Einstein's theory of general relativity.This graduate text complements the author's previous book, Modern Field Theory: A Primer, which focuses on the methodology of particle physics. Its aim is to give students and professional physicists alike a thorough understanding of the phenomena described by the Standard Model, while keeping track of the most recent and cutting-edge principles of elementary particle physics.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780813341316
Publisher:
Westview Press
Publication date:
08/20/2003
Series:
Frontiers in Physics Series
Edition description:
REV
Pages:
390
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x (d)

Table of Contents

1Introduction1
2Standard Model- The Lagrangian39
3Standard Model- Vacuum Structure57
4Standard Model- Tree-Level Processes87
5QCD at Large Distances103
6Standard Model- One-Loop Structure153
7Standard Model- One-Loop Processes195
8First Journey: Massive Neutrinos227
9Second Journey: The Axion265
10Third Journey: Supersymmetry285
App. ASupersymmetry Toolbox321
Bibliography365
Index371

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