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

Editor's Forewordix
Prefacexi
1Introduction1
1.1Lorentz Invariance1
1.2Gauge Fields6
1.3Spontaneous Symmetry Breaking9
1.4Group Theory19
Dynkinese25
Representations32
2Standard Model: The Lagrangian39
2.1Introduction39
2.2Historical Preamble42
2.3The Lagrangian45
3Standard Model: Vacuum Structure57
3.1The Electroweak Vacuum57
3.2Calculating in the Standard Model73
Gauge Fixing in Unbroken Gauge Theories75
Gauge Fixing in Broken Gauge Theories78
Gauge Fixing in the Electroweak Model81
4Standard Model: Tree-Level Processes87
4.1Tree-Level Parameters87
4.2W-Decay90
4.3Z-Decay95
4.4Muon Decay98
5QCD at Large Distances103
5.1Dimensional Transmutation104
5.2The Chiral Lagrangian Approximation111
5.3Explicit Chiral Symmetry Breaking119
5.4Electroweak Interactions120
5.5Anomalies and the Chiral Lagrangian127
5.6The QCD Vacuum138
5.7U(1) Anomaly and the Chiral Lagrangian144
6Standard Model: One-Loop Structure153
6.1Quantum Electrodynamics155
6.2The Standard Model166
Partial Symmetries of the Standard Model166
Running the Standard Model Parameters171
6.3Higher Dimension Electroweak Operators179
Higgs Polynomials180
Dimension-Five Interactions181
Dimension-Six Interactions185
7Standard Model: One-Loop Processes191
7.1General Structure191
Structure of the Oblique Corrections192
Calculation of the Oblique Corrections201
7.2[Delta]F = 1 Processes208
7.3[Delta]F = 2 Processes212
Weak Mixing Phenomenology213
Standard Model Calculation221
8First Journey: Massive Neutrinos227
8.1Neutrinos in the Standard Model227
Lorentz Analysis228
Standard Model Analysis230
8.2Electroweak Models with Massive Neutrinos234
Fermion Extensions234
Lepton-Number Violating Models236
8.3Higgs Extensions240
Spontaneous Breaking of Lepton Number244
8.4Neutrino Oscillations246
8.5Solar Neutrinos: Production and Detection250
8.6Solar Neutrino Oscillations254
8.7Atmospheric Neutrinos261
9Second Journey: The Axion265
9.1QCD Vacuum Energy265
9.2Axion Properties270
9.3The Axion Chiral Lagrangian276
Axion Detection281
10Third Journey: Supersymmetry285
10.1The N = 1 Standard Model286
The Minimal N = 1 Standard Model (MSSM)286
The Non-Minimal N = 1 Model292
10.2SUSY Breaking in the MSSM293
10.3The Tree-Level MSSM298
The Higgs Sector298
Charginos and Neutralinos302
Squarks and Sleptons305
10.4The One-Loop MSSM307
Non-Renormalization Theorem307
The One-Loop Renormalization Group Equations309
Higgs Loop Corrections311
Running the Softies313
Electroweak Breaking318
AppendixSupersymmetry Toolbox321
A.1The Chiral Supermultiplet322
A.2The Real Superfield332
A.3The Vector Supermultiplet336
A.4Interaction of Chiral and Vector Supermultiplets340
A.5Supersymmetry Breaking344
Spontaneous Breaking345
A.6Models of Spontaneous Supersymmetry Breaking348
F-Breaking348
D-Breaking353
A.7Dynamical Supersymmetry Breaking357
Bibliography365
Index371

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