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The Standard Model and Beyond / Edition 1

The Standard Model and Beyond / Edition 1

by Paul Langacker
     
 

ISBN-10: 1420079069

ISBN-13: 9781420079067

Pub. Date: 12/07/2009

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

The Standard Model and Beyond presents an advanced introduction to the physics and formalism of the standard model and other non-abelian gauge theories. It provides a solid background for understanding supersymmetry, string theory, extra dimensions, dynamical symmetry breaking, and cosmology.

The book first reviews calculational techniques in

Overview

The Standard Model and Beyond presents an advanced introduction to the physics and formalism of the standard model and other non-abelian gauge theories. It provides a solid background for understanding supersymmetry, string theory, extra dimensions, dynamical symmetry breaking, and cosmology.

The book first reviews calculational techniques in field theory and the status of quantum electrodynamics. It then focuses on global and local symmetries and the construction of non-abelian gauge theories, before explaining the structure and tests of quantum chromodynamics. The book also describes the electroweak interactions and theory, including neutrino masses. The final chapter discusses the motivations for extending the standard model and examines supersymmetry, extended gauge groups, and grand unification.

Thoroughly covering gauge field theories, symmetries, and topics beyond the standard model, this text equips readers with the tools to understand the structure and phenomenological consequences of the standard model, to construct extensions, and to perform calculations at tree level. It establishes the necessary background for readers to carry out more advanced research in particle physics.

    Supplementary materials are provided on the author's website and a solutions manual is available for qualifying instructors.

    Product Details

    ISBN-13:
    9781420079067
    Publisher:
    Taylor & Francis
    Publication date:
    12/07/2009
    Series:
    Series in High Energy Physics, Cosmology and Gravitation Series
    Edition description:
    New Edition
    Pages:
    676
    Product dimensions:
    6.40(w) x 9.30(h) x 1.40(d)

    Table of Contents

    Notation and Conventions

    Review of Perturbative Field Theory

    Creation and Annihilation Operators

    Lagrangian Field Theory

    The Hermitian Scalar Field

    The Complex Scalar Field

    Electromagnetic and Vector Fields

    Electromagnetic Interaction of Charged Pions

    The Dirac Field

    Quantum Electrodynamics (QED) for Electrons and Positrons

    Spin Effects and Spinor Calculations

    The Discrete Symmetries P, C, CP, T, and CPT

    Two-Component Notation and Independent Fields

    QED

    Mass and Kinetic Mixing

    Lie Groups, Lie Algebras, and Symmetries

    Basic Concepts

    Global Symmetries in Field Theory

    Symmetry Breaking and Realization

    Gauge Theories

    The Abelian Case

    Non-Abelian Gauge Theories

    The Higgs Mechanism

    The Rξ Gauges

    Anomalies

    The Strong Interactions and Quantum Chromodynamics (QCD)

    The QCD Lagrangian

    Evidence for QCD

    Simple QCD Processes

    The Running Coupling in Non-Abelian Theories

    Deep Inelastic Scattering

    Other Short Distance Processes

    The Strong Interactions at Long Distances

    The Symmetries of QCD

    Other Topics

    The Weak Interactions

    Origins of the Weak Interactions

    The Fermi Theory of Charged Current Weak Interactions

    The Standard Electroweak Theory

    The Standard Model Lagrangian

    Spontaneous Symmetry Breaking

    The Z, the W, and the Weak Neutral Current

    Gauge Self-Interactions

    The Higgs

    The CKM Matrix and CP Violation

    Neutrino Mass and Mixing

    Beyond the Standard Model

    Problems with the Standard Model

    Supersymmetry

    Extended Gauge Groups

    Grand Unified Theories (GUTs)

    Appendix A: Canonical Commutation Rules

    Appendix B: Derivation of a Simple Feynman Diagram

    Appendix C: Unitarity, the Partial Wave Expansion, and the Optical Theorem

    Appendix D: Two, Three, and n-Body Phase Space

    Appendix E: Calculation of the Anomalous Magnetic Moment of the Electron

    Appendix F: Breit–Wigner Resonances

    Appendix G: Implications of P, C, T, and G-parity for Nucleon Matrix Elements

    Appendix H: Collider Kinematics

    Appendix I: Quantum Mechanical Analogs of Symmetry Breaking

    References

    Websites

    Index

    Problems appear at the end of each chapter.

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