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Gauge Theories of Weak Interactions

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Part of Cambridge Monographs on Mathematical Physics

  • Date Published: April 1979
  • availability: Available
  • format: Paperback
  • isbn: 9780521295185

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  • The interaction between neutrinos and matter is an example of the type classified as weak, and such interactions also allow many elementary particle decays and the beta decay of the nuclei. The development of gauge theories has provided the basis for a complete and consistent account of weak interactions, at the same time displaying their unity with electromagnetism. Gauge theories in this context were first proposed in 1967. Rapid mathematical development took place from 1971, and on this book's publication in 1979, a moderate amount of empirical verification had been achieved.

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    • Date Published: April 1979
    • format: Paperback
    • isbn: 9780521295185
    • length: 186 pages
    • dimensions: 229 x 152 x 11 mm
    • weight: 0.28kg
    • availability: Available
  • Table of Contents

    Foreword
    Preface
    Notation and conventions
    1. Introduction
    2. Weak interactions and vector mesons
    3. Photons
    4. The Yang–Mills field
    5. Spontaneous breaking of symmetries
    6, Spontaneous breaking of local gauge symmetries
    7. Topology and symmetry-breaking
    8. Theory of leptons
    9. A provisional model of hadron weak interactions
    10. Feynman's path-integral formulation of quantum mechanics
    11. Quantization of gauge fields
    12. Ward–Takahashi identities
    13. Regularization and anomalies
    14. Renormalization of gauge theories
    15. Symmetry-breaking and mass-differences
    16. Higher-order corrections
    17. CP and T violation
    18. Gauge theories and strong interactions
    Index.

  • Author

    J. C. Taylor

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