The Quantum Theory of Fields, Volume 3: Supersymmetry

The Quantum Theory of Fields, Volume 3: Supersymmetry

by Steven Weinberg
     
 

ISBN-10: 0521670551

ISBN-13: 9780521670555

Pub. Date: 06/30/2005

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

Nobel Laureate Steven Weinberg continues his masterly exposition of quantum field theory. This third volume of The Quantum Theory of Fields presents a self-contained, up-to-date and comprehensive introduction to supersymmetry, a highly active area of theoretical physics that is likely to be at the center of future progress in the physics of elementary particles and

Overview

Nobel Laureate Steven Weinberg continues his masterly exposition of quantum field theory. This third volume of The Quantum Theory of Fields presents a self-contained, up-to-date and comprehensive introduction to supersymmetry, a highly active area of theoretical physics that is likely to be at the center of future progress in the physics of elementary particles and gravitation. The text introduces and explains a broad range of topics, including supersymmetric algebras, supersymmetric field theories, extended supersymmetry, supergraphs, nonperturbative results, theories of supersymmetry in higher dimensions, and supergravity. A thorough review is given of the phenomenological implications of supersymmetry, including theories of both gauge and gravitationally-mediated supersymmetry breaking. Also provided is an introduction to mathematical techniques, based on holomorphy and duality, that have proved so fruitful in recent developments. This book contains much material not found in other books on supersymmetry, some of it published here for the first time. Problems are included.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780521670555
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
06/30/2005
Series:
Quantum Theory of Fields Series
Pages:
442
Product dimensions:
6.69(w) x 9.96(h) x 0.79(d)

Table of Contents

Preface to Volume III; Notation; 24. Historical introduction; 25. Supersymmetry algebras; 26. Supersymmetric field theories; 27. Supersymmetric gauge theories; 28. Supersymmetric versions of the standard model; 29. Beyond perturbation theory; 30. Supergraphs; 31. Supergravity; 32. Supersymmetry in higher dimensions; Author index; Subject index.

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