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dc.contributor.authorAitchison, Ian J.R.
dc.contributor.authorHey, Anthony J.G.
dc.date.accessioned2021-10-11T14:23:07Z
dc.date.available2021-10-11T14:23:07Z
dc.date.issued2012
dc.identifierONIX_20211011_9781466591127_13
dc.identifier.urihttps://library.oapen.org/handle/20.500.12657/50883
dc.description.abstractThe fourth edition of this well-established, highly regarded two-volume set continues to provide a fundamental introduction to advanced particle physics while incorporating substantial new experimental results, especially in the areas of CP violation and neutrino oscillations. It offers an accessible and practical introduction to the three gauge theories included in the Standard Model of particle physics: quantum electrodynamics (QED), quantum chromodynamics (QCD), and the Glashow-Salam-Weinberg (GSW) electroweak theory. In the first volume, a new chapter on Lorentz transformations and discrete symmetries presents a simple treatment of Lorentz transformations of Dirac spinors. Along with updating experimental results, this edition also introduces Majorana fermions at an early stage, making the material suitable for a first course in relativistic quantum mechanics. Covering much of the experimental progress made in the last ten years, the second volume remains focused on the two non-Abelian quantum gauge field theories of the Standard Model: QCD and the GSW electroweak theory. A new chapter on CP violation and oscillation phenomena describes CP violation in B-meson decays as well as the main experiments that have led to our current knowledge of mass-squared differences and mixing angles for neutrinos. Exploring a new era in particle physics, this edition discusses the exciting discovery of a boson with properties consistent with those of the Standard Model Higgs boson. It also updates many other topics, including jet algorithms, lattice QCD, effective Lagrangians, and three-generation quark mixing and the CKM matrix. This revised and updated edition provides a self-contained pedagogical treatment of the subject, from relativistic quantum mechanics to the frontiers of the Standard Model. For each theory, the authors discuss the main conceptual points, detail many practical calculations of physical quantities from first principles, and compare these quantitative predictions with experimental results, helping readers improve both their calculation skills and physical insight.
dc.languageEnglish
dc.subject.classificationbic Book Industry Communication::P Mathematics & science::PH Physics::PHN Nuclear physics
dc.subject.classificationbic Book Industry Communication::P Mathematics & science::PH Physics
dc.subject.classificationbic Book Industry Communication::P Mathematics & science::PH Physics::PHQ Quantum physics (quantum mechanics & quantum field theory)
dc.subject.otherCP violation
dc.subject.othercondensed-matter physics
dc.subject.otherfrontiers of the Standard Model
dc.subject.otherGlashow-Salam-Weinberg electroweak theory
dc.subject.othergauge theories in the Standard Model
dc.subject.otherintroduction to advanced particle physics
dc.subject.otherneutrino oscillations
dc.subject.otherquantum chromodynamics
dc.subject.otherquantum electrodynamics
dc.subject.otherrelativistic quantum mechanics
dc.subject.otherStandard Model Higgs boson
dc.titleGauge Theories in Particle Physics: A Practical Introduction, Fourth Edition - 2 Volume set
dc.typebook
oapen.identifier.doi10.1201/9781315275253
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oapen.relation.isbn9781466591127
oapen.relation.isbn9781466513174
oapen.relation.isbn9781315275253
oapen.collectionSCOAP3 for Books
oapen.imprintCRC Press
oapen.pages960


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