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Gauge Theory of Elementary Particle Physics : Oxford Science Publications - Ta-Pei Cheng

Gauge Theory of Elementary Particle Physics

Oxford Science Publications


Published: 2nd August 1984
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This is a practical introduction to the principal ideas in gauge theory and their applications to elementary particle physics. It explains technique and methodology with simple exposition backed up by many illustrative examples. Derivations, some of well known results, are presented in sufficient detail to make the text accessible to readers entering the field for the first time. The book focuses on the strong interaction theory of quantum chromodynamics and the electroweak interaction theory of Glashow, Weinberg, and Salam, as well as the grand unification theory, exemplified by the simplest SU(5) model. Not intended as an exhaustive survey, the book nevertheless provides the general background necessary for a serious student who wishes to specialize in the field of elementary particle theory. Physicists with an interest in general aspects of gauge theory will also find the book highly useful.

`The reader will find a concise review of diagrammatic pertubation theory, path-integral quantization, group theory, and renormalization theory. The more advanced concepts - gauge symmetry, chiral symmetry breaking, the Higgs mechanism, asymptotic freedom and the renormalization group - are treated in greater detail. The exposition of these subjects is judiciously combined with applications to the standard theory in a way that brings life to what otherwise might be dull formalism. [...] it will remain, for a long time to come, an excellent introduction to the comprehensive gauge theory of the electroweak and strong interactions.' David Goss, Physics Today

Basics in Field Quantization
Introduction to Renormalization Theory
Renormalization Group
Group Theory and the Quark Model
Chiral Symmetry of the Strong Interaction
Renormalization and Symmetry
The Parton Model and Scaling
Gauge Symmetries
Quantum Gauge Theories
Quantum Chromodynamics
Standard Electroweak Theory I: Basic Structure
Standard Electroweak Theory II: Phenomenological Implications
Selected Topics in Quantum Flavourdynamics
Grand Unification
Magnetic Monopoles
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ISBN: 9780198519614
ISBN-10: 0198519613
Series: Oxford Science Publications
Audience: Professional
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 548
Published: 2nd August 1984
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 24.13 x 15.88  x 3.18
Weight (kg): 0.89