Gauge Theories of the Strong, Weak, and Electromagnetic Interactions
This completely revised and updated graduate-level textbook is
an ideal introduction to gauge theories and their applications to
high-energy particle physics, and takes an in-depth look at two new
laws of nature--quantum chromodynamics and the electroweak theory.
From quantum electrodynamics through unified theories of the
interactions among leptons and quarks, Chris Quigg examines the
logic and structure behind gauge theories and the experimental
underpinnings of today's theories. Quigg emphasizes how we know
what we know, and in the era of the Large Hadron Collider, his
insightful survey of the standard model and the next great
questions for particle physics makes for compelling reading.
The brand-new edition shows how the electroweak theory developed
in conversation with experiment. Featuring a wide-ranging treatment
of electroweak symmetry breaking, the physics of the Higgs boson,
and the importance of the 1-TeV scale, the book moves beyond
established knowledge and investigates the path toward unified
theories of strong, weak, and electromagnetic interactions.
Explicit calculations and diverse exercises allow readers to derive
the consequences of these theories. Extensive annotated
bibliographies accompany each chapter, amplify points of conceptual
or technical interest, introduce further applications, and lead
readers to the research literature. Students and seasoned
practitioners will profit from the text's current insights, and
specialists wishing to understand gauge theories will find the book
an ideal reference for self-study.
Brand-new edition of a landmark text introducing gauge
Consistent attention to how we know what we know
Explicit calculations develop concepts and engage with
Interesting and diverse problems sharpen skills and ideas
Extensive annotated bibliographies
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