Elementary Particle Physics [E-Book] : Concepts and Phenomena / by Otto Nachtmann.
Nachtmann, Otto, (author)
Berlin, Heidelberg : Springer, 1990
XIX, 559 p. 1 illus. online resource.
englisch
9783642612817
10.1007/978-3-642-61281-7
Texts and Monographs in Physics
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Table of Contents:
  • I Relativistic Kinematics and Quantum Fields
  • 1 Introduction
  • 2 The Theory of Special Relativity and Relativistic Kinematics
  • 3 Particles and Fields
  • 4 The Dirac Equation and the Dirac Field
  • 5 The Scattering Matrix and the Scattering Cross-Section
  • II Quantum Electrodynamics
  • 6 Introductory Remarks
  • 7 The Quantization of the Free Electromagnetic Field
  • 8 Further Aspects of the Theory of the Free Dirac Field
  • 9 Electromagnetic Coupling and the Perturbation Expansion
  • 10 Simple Reactions in Quantum Electrodynamics
  • 11 The Muon and Muon Pair Production in Electron–Positron Annihilation
  • 12 External Fields
  • 13 Positronium
  • 14 Radiative Corrections
  • III The Strong Interaction
  • 15 Historical Overview
  • 16 Phenomenology of Hadronic Reactions
  • 17 Internal Symmetries of the Strong Interaction and the Quark Model
  • 18 The Naïve Parton Model
  • 19 The Basic Principles of Quantum Chromodynamics
  • 20 Jet and Quarkonium Physics
  • IV The Electroweak Interaction
  • 21 From ?-Decay to the W-Boson. A Historical Survey
  • 22 The Lagrange Densities of Quantum Flavor Dynamics and of the Standard Model
  • 23 Decay Processes in the Standard Model and the Determination of the Quark Mixing Angles in the Charged Current
  • 24 The Neutral Current and the Determination of sin2?w
  • 25 The Physics of the Z-, W-, and Higgs Bosons
  • 26 The System of Neutral K-Mesons and CP Violation
  • 27 Order and Disorder in Elementary Particle Physics
  • Appendices A Dirac Matrices and Spinors
  • B The Feynman Rules of QED
  • C The Groups SU(2) and SU(3)
  • C.1 The Group SU(2)
  • C.2 The Group SU(3)
  • D The Feynman Rules of QCD
  • F The Fierz Transformation
  • G The Feynman Rules for the Standard Model in the Unitary Gauge
  • H The Kobayashi–Maskawa Matrix for Three Families
  • I.1 General Formalism
  • I.2 Application to the System of Neutral K-Mesons
  • J Solutions to Selected Exercises
  • References.