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Dynamics of the Standard Model (Cambridge Monographs on Particle Physics, Nuclear Physics and Cosmology)

Dynamics of the Standard Model (Cambridge Monographs on Particle Physics, Nuclear Physics and Cosmology)

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John F. Donoghue, Eugene Golowich, Barry R. Holstein
Cambridge University Press
Edition: 2, 4/24/2014
EAN 9780521768672, ISBN10: 0521768675

Hardcover, 590 pages, 24.7 x 17.4 x 3.7 cm
Language: English

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.

Preface
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
Appendixes
References
Index.