This purchase includes 2 volumes.
- Gauge Theories in Particle Physics: A Practical Introduction Volume 1: From Relativistic Quantum Mechanics to QED 4th edition
- Gauge Theories in Particle Physics: A Practical Introduction Volume 2: Non-Abelian Gauge Theories: QCD and The Electroweak Theory 4th Edition
Volume 1 of this modified and upgraded edition offers an available and practical introduction to the very first gauge theory consisted of in the Standard Model of particle physics: quantum electrodynamics (QED).
The book consists of self-contained discussions of electromagnetism as a gauge theory along with relativistic quantum mechanics. It offers a unique primary introduction to quantum field theory, developing the fundamentals of the official and conceptual structure upon which the subsequent advancement of the 3 gauge theories is based. The book likewise explains tree-level computations of physical procedures in QED and presents concepts of renormalization in the context of one-loop radiative corrections for QED.
Volume 2 of this modified and upgraded edition offers an available and practical introduction to the 2 non-Abelian quantum gauge field theories of the Standard Model of particle physics: quantum chromodynamics (QCD) and the Glashow-Salam-Weinberg (GSW) electroweak theory.
This volume covers much of the speculative development made in the last 10 years. A brand-new chapter on CP offense and oscillation phenomena explains CP offense in B-meson decomposes along with the primary experiments that have actually caused our existing understanding of mass-squared distinctions and blending angles in neutrino physics. Exploring a brand-new age in particle physics, this edition goes over among the most current and amazing developments—the discovery of a boson with residential or commercial properties constant with those of the Standard Model Higgs boson. It likewise updates lots of other subjects, consisting of jet algorithms, lattice QCD, reliable Lagrangians, and three-generation quark blending and the CKM matrix.
New to the 4th Edition (In Volume I and II)
- New area on jet algorithms
- Update of asymptotic liberty
- iscrete proportions in quantum field theory
- Recent lattice QCD computations with dynamical fermions
- Discussion of the historical discovery of a Higgs-like boson
- Updates on nucleon structure functions and the status of QED
- New area on three-generation quark blending and the CKM matrix
- Improved conversation of 2-jet sample in electron-positron annihilation
- New chapter on CP offense and oscillations in mesonic and neutrino systems
- New chapter on Lorentz changes and discrete proportions in relativistic quantum mechanics, with physical applications
- Introduction of Majorana fermions at an early phase, making the product ideal for a very first course in relativistic quantum mechanics
- New area on reliable Lagrangians for spontaneously broken chiral balance, consisting of the three-flavor extension, meson mass relations, and chiral perturbation theory
The authors talk about the primary conceptual points of the theory, information lots of practical computations of physical amounts from very first concepts, and compare these quantitative forecasts with speculative outcomes, assisting readers enhance both theirphysical insight and computation abilities.
“Aitchison and Hey was the ‘bible’ for me as a young post-doc in the 1980s … The ebook has actually been modified frequently as the field advanced and I am thrilled to see a brand-new edition which brings it approximately date to the discovery of a Higgs-like boson at the LHC in July 2012. … Its strength has actually constantly been the mix of the theory with conversation of speculative outcomes. The brand-new edition continues this custom by consisting of … conversation of the associated essential observations of the last 10 years―CP offense and oscillations in the B sector and the now abundant phenomenology of neutrino oscillations. This will end up being a brand-new classic.”
―Amanda Cooper-Sarkar, Oxford University, UK
“This is a vital book for all particle physicists, experimentalists and theorists alike, supplying an available exposé of the Standard Model, covering the mathematics utilized to explain it and a few of the most essential speculative outcomes which vindicate it. … Volume 2 has actually been upgraded with prolonged conversations on quark and neutrino blending and addition of outcomes on CP offense and neutrino oscillations … these books will stay on the top of a high energy physicist’s reading list for several years to come.”
―Matthew Wing, University College London, UK