The authors' aim in this book is to give a pedagogical introduction to the helicity method, illustrated by many examples, and to summarize some ten years of research on the subject. Only some degree of familiarity with Feynman diagrams and Dirac algebra is required from the reader. The book also provides an extensive list of helicity amplitudes and cross-sections for many of the most important QED and QCD processes at high energies, some being new and not
available in the literature previously.
`.. this is an excellent account of the `helicity technique' for computing Feyman amplitudes.'
`The clear writing and explanation, together with its role as a reference book for matrix elements make it a valuable addition to the phenomenologists library.' Nuclear and Particle Physics
'This book ought to be in every physics department library. Most high-energy physicists would benefit from reading at least the first three chapters. It is a remarkable book.'
Professor J. C. Taylor (University of Cambridge), Contemporary Physics, Volume 32, No. 3 1991
Introduction; Feynman diagrams; Helicity states; Single bremsstrahlung in QED; Single bremsstrahlung in QCD; Double bremsstrahlung; Finite mass effects; The production of quarkonia; Summary of QED formulae; Summary of QCD formulae; Polarization; Beamstrahlung; Outlook; Appendix A: Traces: Cut-and-Paste; Appendix B: The Process; Appendix C: Colour traces; Bibliography; Author index; Subject index.