# The Standard Model: A Primer

Cambridge University Press

Edition: Reprint, 3/6/2012

EAN 9781107404267, ISBN10: 1107404266

Paperback, 560 pages, 24.6 x 18.9 x 2.9 cm

Language: English

This book was first published in 2006. The standard model brings together two theories of particle physics in order to describe the interactions of subatomic particles, except those due to gravity. This book uses the standard model as a vehicle for introducing quantum field theory. In doing this the book also introduces much of the phenomenology on which this model is based. The book uses a modern approach, emphasizing effective field theory techniques, and contains brief discussions of some of the main proposals for going beyond the standard model, such as seesaw neutrino masses, supersymmetry, and grand unification. Requiring only a minimum of background material, this book is ideal for graduate students in theoretical and experimental particle physics. It concentrates on getting students to the level of being able to use this theory by doing real calculations with the minimum of formal development, and contains several problems.

List of illustrations

List of tables

Preface

Acknowledgments

Part I. Theoretical Framework

1. Field theory review

2. The standard model

general features

3. Cross sections and lifetimes

Part II. Applications

Leptons

4. Elementary boson decays

5. Leptonic weak interactions

decays

6. Leptonic weak interactions

collisions

7. Effective Lagrangians

Part III. Applications

Hadrons

8. Hadrons and QCD

9. Hadronic interactions

Part IV. Beyond the Standard Model

10. Neutrino masses

11. Open questions, proposed solutions

Appendix A. Experimental values for the parameters

Appendix B. Symmetries and group theory review

Appendix C. Lorentz group and the Dirac algebra

Appendix D. ÃŽÂ¾-gauge Feynman rules

Appendix E. Metric convention conversion table

Select bibliography

Index.