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Dynamics of the Standard Model

2nd Edition


Part of Cambridge Monographs on Particle Physics, Nuclear Physics and Cosmology

  • Date Published: April 2014
  • availability: Available
  • format: Hardback
  • isbn: 9780521768672

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  • Describing the fundamental theory of particle physics and its applications, this book provides a detailed account of the Standard Model, focusing on techniques that can produce information about real observed phenomena. The book begins with a pedagogic account of the Standard Model, introducing essential techniques such as effective field theory and path integral methods. It then focuses on the use of the Standard Model in the calculation of physical properties of particles. Rigorous methods are emphasized, but other useful models are also described. This second edition has been updated to include recent theoretical and experimental advances, such as the discovery of the Higgs boson. A new chapter is devoted to the theoretical and experimental understanding of neutrinos, and major advances in CP violation and electroweak physics have been given a modern treatment. This book is valuable to graduate students and researchers in particle physics, nuclear physics and related fields.

    • Describes practical techniques for applying the Standard Model to real-world applications
    • Gives a careful pedagogic treatment to help readers understand advanced topics
    • Describes advanced field theory techniques not often described in other Standard Model books
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    Product details

    • Edition: 2nd Edition
    • Date Published: April 2014
    • format: Hardback
    • isbn: 9780521768672
    • length: 590 pages
    • dimensions: 253 x 180 x 37 mm
    • weight: 1.24kg
    • contains: 62 b/w illus.
    • availability: Available
  • Table of Contents

    1. Inputs to the Standard Model
    2. Interactions of the Standard Model
    3. Symmetries and anomalies
    4. Introduction to effective field theory
    5. Charged leptons
    6. Neutrinos
    7. Effective field theory for low energy QCD
    8. Weak interactions of Kaons
    9. Mass mixing and CP violation
    10. The Nc−1 expansion
    11. Phenomenological models
    12. Baryon properties
    13. Hadron spectroscopy
    14. Weak interactions of heavy quarks
    15. The Higgs boson
    16. The electroweak sector

  • Authors

    John F. Donoghue, University of Massachusetts, Amherst
    John F. Donoghue is Distinguished Professor in the Department of Physics, University of Massachusetts. His research spans particle physics, quantum field theory and general relativity. He is a Fellow of the American Physical Society.

    Eugene Golowich, University of Massachusetts, Amherst
    Eugene Golowich is Emeritus Professor in the Department of Physics, University of Massachusetts. His research has focused on particle theory and phenomenology. He is a Fellow of the American Physical Society and is a recipient of the College Outstanding Teacher award from the University of Massachusetts.

    Barry R. Holstein, University of Massachusetts, Amherst
    Barry R. Holstein is Emeritus Professor in the Department of Physics, University of Massachusetts. His research is in the overlap area of particle and nuclear theory. A Fellow of the American Physical Society, he is also the editor of Annual Reviews of Nuclear and Particle Science and is a longtime consulting editor of the American Journal of Physics.

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