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The Standard Model: A Primer


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List of illustrations; List of tables; Preface; Acknowledgments; Part I. Theoretical Framework: 1. Field theory review; 2. The standard model: general features; 3. Cross sections and lifetimes; Part II. Applications: Leptons: 4. Elementary boson decays; 5. Leptonic weak interactions: decays; 6. Leptonic weak interactions: collisions; 7. Effective Lagrangians; Part III. Applications: Hadrons: 8. Hadrons and QCD; 9. Hadronic interactions; Part IV. Beyond the Standard Model: 10. Neutrino masses; 11. Open questions, proposed solutions; Appendix A. Experimental values for the parameters; Appendix B. Symmetries and group theory review; Appendix C. Lorentz group and the Dirac algebra; Appendix D. -gauge Feynman rules; Appendix E. Metric convention conversion table; Select bibliography; Index.

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This 2006 book uses the standard model as a vehicle for introducing quantum field theory.

About the Author

Guy Moore is Assistant Professor in the Department of Physics at McGill University, Canada. He received his PhD from Princeton University and has held postdoctoral positions at McGill University and the University of Washington, Seattle. Cliff Burgess is a Professor in the Department of Physics and Astronomy at McMaster University in Canada, and an Associate Member at the Perimeter Institute for Theoretical Physics. He was James McGill Professor of Physics at McGill University in 2003, and received a Killam Research Fellowship in 2005.


'...many relevant problems at the end of each chapter.' Zentralblatt MATH

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