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Heavy Quark Physics


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

  • Date Published: July 2007
  • availability: Available
  • format: Paperback
  • isbn: 9780521037570

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  • Understanding the physics of heavy quarks gives physicists the unique opportunity to test the predictions of Quantum Chromodynamics and the Standard Model. First published in 2000, this introductory text on this exciting area of high-energy physics begins with a review of the standard model, followed by the basics of heavy quark spin-flavor symmetry and how it can be applied to the classification of states, decays and fragmentation. Heavy quark effective theory is then developed and applied to the study of hadron masses, form factors, and inclusive decay rates. The authors also discuss the application of chiral perturbation theory to heavy hadrons. Written by two world leading experts, the presentation is clear and original, with problems provided at the end of each chapter. This lucid volume provides graduate students with an ideal introduction to the physics of heavy quarks, and more experienced researchers with an authoritative reference to the subject.

    • An introductory text on heavy quark physics - one of the hottest areas in high-energy physics
    • Written by two world leading experts
    • Clear, concise and pedagogical presentation; including problems at the end of every chapter
    • Key calculations developed step-by-step
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    'Manohar and Wise now provide us with a valuable textbook on heavy quark physics … The illuminating discussions of the approximations and assumptions made at each step … make it valuable reading for all physicists … a concise and systematic summary of today's knowledge, and will stay as a bibliographical milestone while new developments take place.' Gordon Fraser, CERN

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    Product details

    • Date Published: July 2007
    • format: Paperback
    • isbn: 9780521037570
    • length: 204 pages
    • dimensions: 243 x 169 x 10 mm
    • weight: 0.33kg
    • contains: 45 b/w illus. 6 tables 43 exercises
    • availability: Available
  • Table of Contents

    1. Review
    2. Heavy quarks
    3. Radiative corrections
    4. Nonperturbative corrections
    5. Chiral perturbation theory
    6. Inclusive weak decay

  • Authors

    Aneesh V. Manohar, University of California, San Diego

    Mark B. Wise, California Institute of Technology

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