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QCD as a Theory of Hadrons
From Partons to Confinement


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

  • Date Published: July 2007
  • availability: Available
  • format: Paperback
  • isbn: 9780521037310

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  • This book provides a pedagogical introduction to the perturbative and non-perturbative aspects of quantum chromodynamics (QCD). Introducing the basic theory and recent advances in QCD, it also reviews the historical development of the subject, covering pre-QCD ideas of strong interactions such as the quark and parton models, the notion of colours and the S-matrix approach. The author then discusses gauge theory, techniques of dimensional regularization and renormalization, deep inelastic scattering and hard processes in hadron collisions, hadron jets and e+e– annihilations. Other topics include power corrections and the technologies of the Shifman-Vainshtein-Zakharov operating product expansion. The final parts of the book are devoted to modern non-perturbative approaches to QCD and the phenomenological aspects of QCD spectral sum rules. The book will be a valuable reference for graduate students and researchers in high-energy particle and nuclear physics, both theoretical and experimental.

    • A thorough and pedagogical introduction to the method of QCD spectral sum rules
    • Covers the historical development of the subject as well as the progress made
    • Author has excellent reputation in the field
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    • Date Published: July 2007
    • format: Paperback
    • isbn: 9780521037310
    • length: 812 pages
    • dimensions: 244 x 170 x 43 mm
    • weight: 1.251kg
    • contains: 160 b/w illus. 50 tables
    • availability: Available
  • Table of Contents

    About Stephan Narison
    Outline of the book
    Part I. General Introduction:
    1. A short flash on particle physics
    2. The pre-QCD era
    3. The QCD story
    4. Field theory ingredients
    Part II. QCD Gauge Theory:
    5. Lagrangian and gauge invariance
    6. Quantization using path integral
    7. QCD and its global invariance
    Part III. MS scheme for QCD and QED: Introduction
    8. Dimensional regularization
    9. The MS renormalization scheme
    10. Renormalization of operators using the background field method
    11. The renormalization group
    12. Other renormalization schemes
    13. MS scheme for QED
    14. High-precision low-energy QED tests
    Part IV. Deep Inelastic Scattering at Hadron Colliders:
    15. OPE for deep inelastic scattering
    16. Unpolarized lepton-hadron scattering
    17. The Altarelli-Parisi equation
    18. More on unpolarized deep inelastic scatterings
    19. Polarized deep-inelastic processes
    20. Drell-Yan process
    21. One 'prompt photon' inclusive production
    Part V. Hard Processes in e+e– Collisions: Introduction
    22. One hadron inclusive production
    23. gg scatterings and the 'spin' of the photon
    24. QCD jets
    25. Total inclusive hadron productions
    Part VI. Summary of QCD Tests and as Measurements
    Part VII. Power Corrections in QCD:
    26. Introduction
    27. The SVZ expansion
    28. Technologies for evaluating Wilson coefficients
    29. Renormalons
    30. Beyond the SVZ expansion
    Part VIII. QCD Two-Point Functions:
    31. References guide to original works
    32. (Pseudo)scalar correlators
    33. (Axial-)vector two-point functions
    34. Tensor-quark correlator
    35. Baryonic correlators
    36. Four-quark correlators
    37. Gluonia correlators
    38. Hybrid correlators
    39. Correlators in x-space
    Part IX. QCD Non-Perturbative Methods:
    40. Introduction
    41. Lattice gauge theory
    42. Chiral perturbation theory
    43. Models of the QCD effective action
    44. Heavy quark effective theory
    45. Potential approaches to quarkonia
    46. On monopole and confinement
    Part X. QCD Spectral Sum Rules:
    47. Introduction
    48. Theoretical foundations
    49. Survey of QCD spectral sum rules
    50. Weinberg and DMO sum rules
    51. The QCD coupling as
    52. The QCD condensates
    53. Light and heavy quark masses, etc.
    54. Hadron spectroscopy
    55. D, B and Bc exclusive weak decays
    56. B0(s)-B0(s) mixing, kaon CP violation
    57. Thermal behaviour of QCD
    58. More on spectral sum rules
    Part XI. Appendix A: physical constants and unites
    Appendix B: weight factors for SU(N)c
    Appendix C: coordinates and momenta
    Appendix D: Dirac equation and matrices
    Appendix E: Feynman rules
    Appendix F: Feynman integrals
    Appendix G: useful formulae for the sum rules

  • Author

    Stephan Narison, Université de Montpellier II

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