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Gauge Theories of Weak Interactions : Cambridge Monographs on Mathematical Physics - J. C. Taylor

Gauge Theories of Weak Interactions

Cambridge Monographs on Mathematical Physics

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Published: 23rd April 1979
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The interaction between neutrinos and matter is an example of the type classified as weak, and such interactions also allow many elementary particle decays and the beta decay of the nuclei. The development of gauge theories has provided the basis for a complete and consistent account of weak interactions, at the same time displaying their unity with electromagnetism. Gauge theories in this context were first proposed in 1967. Rapid mathematical development took place from 1971, and on this book's publication in 1979, a moderate amount of empirical verification had been achieved.

Foreword
Preface; Notation and conventions
Introduction
Weak interactions and vector mesons
Photons
The Yang-Mills field
Spontaneous breaking of symmetries
Spontaneous breaking of local gauge symmetries
Topology and symmetry-breaking
Theory of leptons
A provisional model of hadron weak interactions
Feynman's path-integral formulation of quantum mechanics
Quantization of gauge fields
Ward-Takahashi identities
Regularization and anomalies
Renormalization of gauge theories
Symmetry-breaking and mass-differences
Higher-order corrections
CP and T violation
Gauge theories and strong interactions
Index
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ISBN: 9780521295185
ISBN-10: 0521295181
Series: Cambridge Monographs on Mathematical Physics
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 186
Published: 23rd April 1979
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 22.9 x 15.2  x 1.1
Weight (kg): 0.28