Quantum Chromodynamics: High Energy Experiments and Theory

Quantum Chromodynamics: High Energy Experiments and Theory

by Gi'Anther Dissertori, Ian G. Knowles, Michael Schmelling
     
 

ISBN-10: 0198505728

ISBN-13: 9780198505723

Pub. Date: 04/10/2003

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

This book provides an introduction to Quantum Chromodynamics (QCD), the theory of strong interactions. It places equal weight on the theoretical foundations and experimental tests of the theory. Although the experimental chapters focus on recent measurements, the subject is placed into historical perspective by also summarizing the steps which lead to the

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This book provides an introduction to Quantum Chromodynamics (QCD), the theory of strong interactions. It places equal weight on the theoretical foundations and experimental tests of the theory. Although the experimental chapters focus on recent measurements, the subject is placed into historical perspective by also summarizing the steps which lead to the formulation of QCD. Measurements are discussed as they were performed by the LEP experiments at CERN, or at hadron-hadron and lepton colliders such as the TEVATRON at Fermilab and HERA at investigations of the non-abelian structure of the underlying gauge group, determinations of nucleon structure functions, and studies of the non-perturbative hadronization process. It is hoped that the reader will gain an overview of how QCD developed in the 20th century and where we stand with respect to a quantitative understanding after the turn of the millennium. The text is intended for graduate postgraduate students as well as researchers and includes numerous problems and solutions.

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ISBN-13:
9780198505723
Publisher:
Oxford University Press, USA
Publication date:
04/10/2003
Series:
International Series of Monographs on Physics Series, #115
Pages:
562
Product dimensions:
9.30(w) x 6.10(h) x 1.40(d)

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Table of Contents

1. Introduction
2. The development of QCD
3. The theory of QCD
4. Monte Carlo models
5. Experimental setup
6. QCD analyses
7. Structure functions and Parton distributions
8. The strong coupling constant
9. Tests of the structure of QCD
10. Tests of the gauge structure of QCD: Colour factors
11. Leading-log QCD
12. Differences Between Quark and Gluon Jets
13. Fragmentation
14. Summary
A. Elements of group theory
B. Building blocks of theoretical predictions
C. Dimensional Regularization
D. R(ital) gamma(ital lowercase subset), R(ital)iota(lowercase ital subset) and R(ital)tau(ital lowercase subset) for arbitrary colour factors
E. Scaling Violations in fragmentation functions
F. Solutions
References

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