Symmetry and the Standard Model

Author: Matthew Robinson
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 1441982671
Format: PDF, ePub
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While theoretical particle physics is an extraordinarily fascinating field, the incredibly fast pace at which it moves along, combined with the huge amount of background information necessary to perform cutting edge research, poses a formidable challenge for graduate students. This book represents the first in a series designed to assist students in the process of transitioning from coursework to research in particle physics. Rather than reading literally dozens of physics and mathematics texts, trying to assimilate the countless ideas, translate notations and perspectives, and see how it all fits together to get a holistic understanding, this series provides a detailed overview of the major mathematical and physical ideas in theoretical particle physics. Ultimately the ideas will be presented in a unified, consistent, holistic picture, where each topic is built firmly on what has come before, and all topics are related in a clear and intuitive way. This introductory text on quantum field theory and particle physics provides both a self-contained and complete introduction to not only the necessary physical ideas, but also a complete introduction to the necessary mathematical tools. Assuming minimal knowledge of undergraduate physics and mathematics, this book lays both the mathematical and physical groundwork with clear, intuitive explanations and plenty of examples. The book then continues with an exposition of the Standard Model of Particle Physics, the theory that currently seems to explain the universe apart from gravity. Furthermore, this book was written as a primer for the more advanced mathematical and physical ideas to come later in this series.

An Introduction to the Standard Model of Particle Physics

Author: W. N. Cottingham
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 1139462210
Format: PDF, ePub
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The second edition of this introductory graduate textbook provides a concise but accessible introduction to the Standard Model. It has been updated to account for the successes of the theory of strong interactions, and the observations on matter-antimatter asymmetry. It has become clear that neutrinos are not mass-less, and this book gives a coherent presentation of the phenomena and the theory that describes them. It includes an account of progress in the theory of strong interactions and of advances in neutrino physics. The book clearly develops the theoretical concepts from the electromagnetic and weak interactions of leptons and quarks to the strong interactions of quarks. Each chapter ends with problems, and hints to selected problems are provided at the end of the book. The mathematical treatments are suitable for graduates in physics, and more sophisticated mathematical ideas are developed in the text and appendices.

Supersymmetry and String Theory

Author: Michael Dine
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 1107048389
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This fully updated second edition provides a thorough overview of string theory and supersymmetry and includes the groundbreaking Higgs discovery.

Dynamics of the Standard Model

Author: John F. Donoghue
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 0521768675
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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Describing the theory of particle physics and its applications for graduate students and researchers in particle physics and nuclear physics.

The Standard Model and Beyond Second Edition

Author: Paul Langacker
Publisher: CRC Press
ISBN: 1498763227
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This new edition of 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. In addition to updating all of the experimental and phenomenological results from the first edition, it contains a new chapter on collider physics; expanded discussions of Higgs, neutrino, and dark matter physics; and many new problems. 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. The structure and tests of quantum chromodynamics, collider physics, the electroweak interactions and theory, and the physics of neutrino mass and mixing are thoroughly explored. 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. Supplementary materials are provided on the author’s website and a solutions manual is available for qualifying instructors.

Group Theory for the Standard Model of Particle Physics and Beyond

Author: Ken J. Barnes
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
ISBN: 1439895201
Format: PDF
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Based on the author’s well-established courses, Group Theory for the Standard Model of Particle Physics and Beyond explores the use of symmetries through descriptions of the techniques of Lie groups and Lie algebras. The text develops the models, theoretical framework, and mathematical tools to understand these symmetries. After linking symmetries with conservation laws, the book works through the mathematics of angular momentum and extends operators and functions of classical mechanics to quantum mechanics. It then covers the mathematical framework for special relativity and the internal symmetries of the standard model of elementary particle physics. In the chapter on Noether’s theorem, the author explains how Lagrangian formalism provides a natural framework for the quantum mechanical interpretation of symmetry principles. He then examines electromagnetic, weak, and strong interactions; spontaneous symmetry breaking; the elusive Higgs boson; and supersymmetry. He also introduces new techniques based on extending space–time into dimensions described by anticommuting coordinates. Designed for graduate and advanced undergraduate students in physics, this text provides succinct yet complete coverage of the group theory of the symmetries of the standard model of elementary particle physics. It will help students understand current knowledge about the standard model as well as the physics that potentially lies beyond the standard model.

Symmetry And Spin In Standard Model Proceedings Of The Seventh Lake Louise Winter Institute

Author: Khanna Faqir C
Publisher: World Scientific
ISBN: 9814554685
Format: PDF, Kindle
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As with previous symposiums, the main objective of the Sixth International Symposium is to publish papers (of both technical and practical nature) to present new findings uncovered by theoretical results which may have the potential to contribute solutions to real-life problems. With this objective in mind, this collection of papers aims to serve as an interface between stochastic modeling and data analysis as well as their applications to the problems we face in the various fields. The papers first focused on the theory, application and interaction between stochastic models and data analysis. The results and their applications to the problems we face in the fields of economics, finance and insurance, management, marketing, health sciences, production and engineering are then explored.

Geometry Beyond the Standard Model the Symmetry of the Primes

Author: Gracia Arredondo
Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
ISBN: 9781533586452
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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The first part of the book is a description of geometry beyond the standard model based on a modification of the structure that appears in Eschers Waterfall. The second part is a proof that the completeness axiom of the real numbers is false. The third part is a description of the program that controls the perfectly symmetric distribution of the prime numbers among the natural numbers. The fourth part describes some relations among the three previous parts."