Selected Papers of Abdus Salam (with Commentary)

Selected Papers of Abdus Salam (with Commentary)

by A. Ali, Abdus Salam
     
 

ISBN-10: 9810216637

ISBN-13: 9789810216634

Pub. Date: 05/28/1994

Publisher: World Scientific Publishing Company, Incorporated

This is a selection from over 250 papers published by Abdus Salam. Professor Salam has been Professor of Theoretical Physics at Imperial College, London and Director of the International Centre for Theoretical Physics in Trieste, for which he was largely responsible for creating. He is one of the most distinguished theoretical physicists of his generation and won the…  See more details below

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This is a selection from over 250 papers published by Abdus Salam. Professor Salam has been Professor of Theoretical Physics at Imperial College, London and Director of the International Centre for Theoretical Physics in Trieste, for which he was largely responsible for creating. He is one of the most distinguished theoretical physicists of his generation and won the Nobel Prize for Physics in 1979 for his work on the unification of electromagnetic and weak interactions. He is well known for his deep interest in the development of scientific research in the third world (to which ICTP is devoted) and has taken a leading part in setting up the Third World Academy. His research work has ranged widely over quantum field theory and all aspects of the theory of elementary particles and more recently into other fields, including high-temperature superconductivity and theoretical biology. The papers selected represent a cross section of his work covering the entire period of 50 years from his student days to the present.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9789810216634
Publisher:
World Scientific Publishing Company, Incorporated
Publication date:
05/28/1994
Series:
Series on Twentieth Century Physics
Pages:
696
Product dimensions:
7.45(w) x 10.19(h) x 1.46(d)

Table of Contents

Introduction
A Problem of Ramanujam6
Overlapping Divergences and the S-Matrix8
The Renormalization of Meson Theories19
Divergent Integrals in Renormalizable Field Theories23
Renormalized S-Matrix for Scalar Electrodynamics29
Fredholm Theory of Scattering in a Given Time-Dependent Field43
Covariant Fock Equations49
Renormalization56
The Bound State Representation63
On the Relativistic Equation for Scattering73
On Generalized Dispersion Relations. I79
On Generalized Dispersion Relations. II85
Relativistic Field Theory of Unstable Particles90
Relativistic Theory of Unstable Particles. II95
Nonleptonic Decay Modes of the Hyperons101
Change of Variables and Equivalence Theorems in Quantum Field Theories103
Renormalizable Electrodynamics of Vector Mesons124
Momentum-Space Behavior of Integrals in Nonpolynomial Lagrangian Theories128
Comment on the Computation of Effective Potentials145
On the Classification of Fundamental Particles161
On Parity Conservation and Neutrino Mass167
On Fermi Interactions170
On Symmetries of Weak Interactions175
Weak and Electromagnetic Interactions183
[Delta]I = 1/2 Rule193
On a Gauge Theory of Elementary Interactions195
Isotopic Spin Relations in Hyperon Production201
Broken Symmetries204
Electromagnetic and Weak Interactions210
Relativistic Structure of SU(6)214
The Covariant Theory of Strong Interaction Symmetries218
Harmonic Analysis in Terms of the Homogeneous Lorentz Group231
Reggeization of Quark Number234
Weak and Electromagnetic Interactions244
Finite-Component Field Representations of the Conformal Group255
Nonlinear Realizations. I. The Role of Goldstone Bosons284
Transition to CP Conservation and Zero Cabibbo Angle in Strong Magnetic Fields294
Intensity-Dependent Mass Shift and Symmetry Breaking297
Gauge Unification of Fundamental Forces306
Unified Lepton-Hadron Symmetry and a Gauge Theory of the Basic Interactions327
Is Baryon Number Conserved?339
Lepton Number as the Fourth "Color"343
Neutral-Current Phenomena within the Left-Right-Symmetric Unified Theory of Quarks and Leptons358
The Moon as the Searching Ground for Proton Decay378
Infinity Suppression in Gravity-Modified Quantum Electrodynamics389
The Gravitational Correction to PCAC402
Super-Gauge Transformations404
Unitary Representations of Super-Gauge Symmetries410
On Goldstone Fermions417
Supersymmetry and Non-Abelian Gauges420
Superfields and Fermi-Bose Symmetry423
Feynman Rules for Superfields438
Black Holes as Solitons449
On Kaluza-Klein Theory451
Spontaneous Compactification in Six-Dimensional Einstein-Maxwell Theory488
Instanton Induced Compactification and Fermion Chirality510
An Anomaly-Free Model in Six Dimensions515
Locally Supersymmetric [sigma]-Model with Wess-Zumino Term in Two Dimensions and Critical Dimensions for Strings521
[sigma]-Models and String Theories541
On Kaluza-Klein Cosmology568
Chern-Simons Superconductivity at Finite Temperature575
Anyons and Chern-Simons Theory on Compact Spaces of Finite Genus620
The Role of Chirality in the Origin of Life626
Chirality, Phase Transitions and Their Induction in Amino Acids635
Generalized Spin Systems and [sigma]-Models643
Biodata659
List of Publications in Chronological Order663

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