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Elementary Particle Physics: Quantum Field Theory and Particles V1

Elementary Particle Physics: Quantum Field Theory and Particles V1

Yorikiyo Nagashima, Yoichiro Nambu (Foreword by)

ISBN: 978-3-527-63009-7

Oct 2010

964 pages

Description

Meeting the need for a coherently written and comprehensive compendium combining field theory and particle physics for advanced students and researchers, this book directly links the theory to the experiments. It is clearly divided into two sections covering approaches to field theory and the standard model, and rounded off with numerous useful appendices.
A timely volume for high energy and theoretical physicists, as well as astronomers, graduate students and lecturers in physics.
Volume 2 concentrates on the main aspects of the Standard Model by addressing its recent developments and future prospects. Furthermore, it gives some thought to intriguing ideas beyond the Standard Model, including the Higgs boson, the neutrino, the concepts of the Grand Unified Theory and supersymmetry, axions, and cosmological developments.
Part I: A Field Theoretical Approach
1. Introduction
2. Particles and Fields
3. Lorentz Invariance
4. Dirac Equation
5. Field Quantization
6. Scattering Matrix
7. QED: Quantum Electrodynamics
8. Radiative Corrections and Tests of Qed
9. Symmetries
10. Path Integral : Basics
11. Path Integral Approach to Field Theory
12. Accelerator and Detector Technology
Part II: A Way to the Standard Model
13. Spectroscopy
14. The Quark Model
15. Weak Interaction
16. Neutral Kaons and CP Violation
17. Hadron Structure
18. Gauge Theories
19. Epilogue
Appendices
A. Spinor Representation
B. Coulomb gauge
C. Dirac matrix and gamma matrix traces
D. Dimensional Regularization
E. Rotation Matrix
F. C,P,T Transformation
G. SU(3), SU(N) and the Quark Model
H. Mass Matix and Decaying States
"A timely volume for high energy and theoretical physicists, as well as astronomers, graduate students and lecturers in physics." (PR-Inside.com, 15 February 2011)