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The Lund Model : Cambridge Monographs on Particle Physics, Nuclear Physics and Cosmology - Bo Andersson

The Lund Model

Cambridge Monographs on Particle Physics, Nuclear Physics and Cosmology

Hardcover Published: 10th June 2011
ISBN: 9780521420945
Number Of Pages: 484

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The Lund model, inspired by quantum chromodynamics, has provided a very promising approach to the dynamics of quark and gluon interactions. Starting with a brief reprise of basic concepts in relativity, quantum mechanics of fields and particle physics, Dr. Andersson discusses the dynamics of the massless relativistic string, confinement, causality and relativistic covariance, Lund fragmentation processes, QED and QCD Bremsstrahlung, multiplicities, and particle-parton distributions. Throughout the book, theory confronts current experimental data, and considers implications for future experiments. The book also explores the relationships between the Lund model and other models based on field theory (the Schwinger model, S-matrix models, light-cone algebra physics, and variations of the parton model) and models based on statistical mechanics (the Feynman-Wilson gas, scaling, iterative cascade models). This is a unique monograph for those working in theoretical and particle physics.

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'The monograph is well written and contains many physical insights. It is an authoritative source of information on models, originating in Lund, which form the basis of Monte Carlo programmes that are widely used in the analysis of data in the collisions of high energy particles. It will be of value to experimental and theoretical particle physicists alike.' Professor A. D. Martin, Contemporary Physics '... a fine reference work which every decent science library should have.' Brian L. Burrows, Zentralblatt MATH

Preface
Relativistic kinematics, electromagnetic fields and the method of virtual quanta
The harmonic oscillator and the quantum field
The vacuum as a dielectric medium and renormalisation
Deep inelastic scattering and the parton model
The classical motion of the massless relativistic string
The decay kinematics of the massless relativistic string
A stochastic process for string decay
The properties of the Lund model fragmentation formulae: external part formulas
The internal part fragmentation formulae and their relations to the unitarity equations of Regge theory
The dynamical analogues of the Lund model fragmentation formulae
Flavour and transverse momentum generation, and the vector to pseudoscalar meson ratio
Heavy quark fragmentation and Baryon production
The Hanbury-Brown-Twiss-effect and polarisation in the Lund model
The Lund gluon model, the kinematics and the decay properties
Gluon emission via the Bremsstrahlung process
Multigluon emission, the dipole moment and parton coherence cascade models
The lambda measure in the leading log, and the modified lead log approximation of perturbative QCD
The parton model and QCD
Inelastic lepto-production in the Lund model, the soft radiation model and heretical structure functions
Hadronic interaction models
References
Index
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ISBN: 9780521420945
ISBN-10: 0521420946
Series: Cambridge Monographs on Particle Physics, Nuclear Physics and Cosmology
Audience: Professional
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 484
Published: 10th June 2011
Publisher: CAMBRIDGE UNIV PR
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 25.4 x 17.78  x 2.69
Weight (kg): 1.05

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