1,224 pages | 1400 B/W Illus.
Providing a complete foundation to comprehend the physics of the microworld, Advanced Particle Physics, Two-Volume Set develops the models, theoretical framework, and mathematical tools to understand current experiments and make predictions for future experiments. The set brings together a vast array of topics in modern particle physics and distills the material in a rigorous yet accessible manner. All intermediate mathematical steps are derived and numerous application examples help readers gain a thorough, working knowledge of the subject.
The first volume on particles, fields, and quantum electrodynamics covers:
The second volume on the Standard Model and beyond discusses:
The books in this two-volume set enable readers not only to perform complicated and skilled calculations, but also to propose and elaborate new theories. Each book contains extensive references that offer a comprehensive perspective on the literature and historical development of particle physics.
MATHEMATICAL PRELUDE: Relativistic Invariance. Three-Dimensional World. The Four-Dimensional Minkowski Space. Lagrangian Formulation of Field Theory. Discrete Symmetry Operations. BIRD’S-EYE VIEW ON MICROWORLD: Fundamental Interactions. Atoms — Nuclei — Nucleons. From Muon to Gluon. Hadron Families. Quark "Atoms". Passing Glance on Theory of Electroweak Interaction. Fundamental Particles of Standard Model. Technical Equipments of Particle Physics.QUANTUM IDYLL — FREE FIELDS: Scalar Field. Particles with Spin 1/2. Massive Vector Field. Electromagnetic Field. QUANTUM ELECTRODYNAMICS:S-Matrix. Transmission of γ-Radiation through Matter. Scattering of Electrons and Positrons. Radiative Corrections. Renormalization Theory. Appendix.
QUANTUM CHROMODYNAMICS: Canonical Quantization. Formalism of Functional Integration. Renormalization and Unitarity. Asymptotical Freedom. Chiral Symmetries. Anomalies. Hard Processes in QCD. Lattice QCD. Quark-Gluon Plasma. QCD Vacuum. QCD Experimental Status. ELECTROWEAK INTERACTIONS: Glashow–Weinberg–Salam Theory. Physics beyond the Standard Model. NEUTRINO PHYSICS: Neutrino Properties. Neutrino Oscillation in Vacuum. Neutrino Oscillation in Matter. Solar Neutrinos. Atmospheric Neutrinos. Results and Perspectives.