The
standard model and beyond
Langacker, P.
creator
text
bibliography
flu
Boca Raton, FL
CRC Press
c2010
2010
monographic
eng
xii, 663 p. : ill. ; 25 cm.
"The Standard Model and Beyond presents an advanced introduction to the physics and formalism of the standard model and other non-abelian gauge theories. It provides a solid background for understanding supersymmetry, string theory, extra dimensions, dynamical symmetry breaking, and cosmology. The book first reviews calculational techniques in field theory and the status of quantum electrodynamics. It then focuses on global and local symmetries and the construction of non-abelian gauge theories, before explaining the structure and tests of quantum chromodynamics. The book also describes the electroweak interactions and theory, including neutrino masses. The final chapter discusses the motivations for extending the standard model and examines supersymmetry, extended gauge groups, and grand unification. Thoroughly covering gauge field theories, symmetries, and topics beyond the standard model, this text equips readers with the tools to understand the structure and phenomenological consequences of the standard model, to construct extensions, and to perform calculations at tree level. It establishes the necessary background for readers to carry out more advanced research in particle physics."--Publisher's description.
Notation and conventions -- Review of perturbative field theory -- Lie groups, lie algebras, and symmetries -- Gauge theories -- The strong interactions and QCD -- The weak interactions -- The standard electroweak theory -- Beyond the standard model.
Paul Langacker.
"A Taylor & Francis book."
Includes bibliographical references (p. 577-630) and index.
Standard model (Nuclear physics)
QC794.6.S75 L36 2010
539.7/2
Series in high energy physics, cosmology, and gravitation
9781420079067 (hbk. : alk. paper)
1420079069 (hbk. : alk. paper)
2009040058
DLC
091009
20120405152922.0
15937988