An Introduction to Relativistic Processes and the Standard Model of Electroweak Interactions [electronic resource] / by Carlo M. Becchi, Giovanni Ridolfi
- Becchi, Carlo M.
- Cham : Springer International Publishing : Imprint: Springer, 2014.
- 2nd ed. 2014.
- Physical Description:
- IX, 198 pages 22 illustrations : online resource
- Additional Creators:
- Ridolfi, Giovanni, 1960- and SpringerLink (Online service)
- UNITEXT for Physics, 2198-7882
- Introduction -- Relativistic field theory -- Scattering theory -- Feynman -- Spinor fields -- Gauge symmetries -- The standard model -- Spontaneous breaking of the gauge symmetry -- Breaking of accidental symmetries -- Summary -- Applications -- Neutrino masses and mixing -- A. Large-time evolution of the free field -- B. Scattering from an external density -- C. Dirac matrices -- D. Violation of unitarity in the Fermi theory -- References.
- These lectures are meant to be a reference and handbook for an introductory course in Theoretical Particle Physics, suitable for advanced undergraduates or beginning graduate students. Their purpose is to reconcile theoretical rigour and completeness with a careful analysis of more phenomenological aspects of the physics. They aim at filling the gap between quantum field theory textbooks and purely phenomenological treatments of fundamental interactions. The first part provides an introduction to scattering in relativistic quantum field theory. Thanks to an original approach to relativistic processes, the relevant computational techniques are derived cleanly and simply in the semi-classical approximation. The second part contains a detailed presentation of the gauge theory of electroweak interactions with particular focus to the processes of greatest phenomenological interest. The main novelties of the present second edition are a more complete discussion of relativistic scattering theory and an expansion of the study of the corrections to the semi-classical approximation, including important processes in LHC physics. The extension of the standard model to include neutrino masses and oscillations is also discussed, and updated with new results.
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