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QCD Vacuum, Hadrons and Superdense Matter, the (2nd Edition) : World Scientific Lecture Notes in Physics - Edward V. Shuryak

QCD Vacuum, Hadrons and Superdense Matter, the (2nd Edition)

World Scientific Lecture Notes in Physics

Paperback Published: 7th October 2004
ISBN: 9789812385741
Number Of Pages: 618

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This invaluable book is an extensive set of lecture notes on various aspects of non-perturbative quantum chromodynamics — the fundamental theory of strong interaction on which nuclear and hadronic physics is based.The original edition of the book, written in the mid-1980's, had more of a review style. In the second edition the outline remains the same, but the text has been completely rewritten, and extended. Apart from the new developments over the years, this edition has benefited from several graduate courses which the author has taught at Stony Brook during the last decade. The text is now complemented by exercises and has a total of about 1000 references to major works, arranged by subject.Three major issues — the structure of the QCD vacuum, the structure of hadrons, and the physics of hot/dense matter — are addressed as physics problems. Therefore, when discussing any specific subject, the book attempts to incorporate (1) all the solid theoretical results, (2) experimental information, and (3) results of numerical (lattice) simulations, which are playing an increasing role in quantum field theory in general, and the development of QCD in particular.The QCD Vacuum, Hadrons and Superdense Matter takes the reader from the first encounter with the subject to the front line of research, as quickly as possible.

Theoretical introductionp. 1
Phenomenology of the QCD vacuump. 51
Euclidean theory of tunneling : from quantum mechanics to gauge theoriesp. 105
Instanton ensemble in QCDp. 141
Lattice QCDp. 193
QCD correlation functionsp. 227
High energy hadronic collisionsp. 301
QCD at finite temperaturesp. 337
Excited hadronic matter in heavy ion collisionsp. 403
Early diagnostics of hadronic matterp. 477
QCD at high densityp. 519
A wider picturep. 553
Notationsp. 575
Basic instanton formulaep. 581
A sample program for numerical simulation of the Euclidean quantum pathsp. 585
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ISBN: 9789812385741
ISBN-10: 9812385746
Series: World Scientific Lecture Notes in Physics : Book 71
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 618
Published: 7th October 2004
Publisher: World Scientific Publishing Co Pte Ltd
Country of Publication: SG
Dimensions (cm): 24.38 x 16.0  x 3.3
Weight (kg): 1.0
Edition Number: 2
Edition Type: Revised