Electroweak Symmetry Breaking - Kilian, W.
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The mechanism responsible for the generation of the mass of an particle has emerged as one of the most urging questions in fundamental physics. The effective-theory approach provides the theoretical basis for a model-independent description of the effects sensitive to this mechanism and their impact on observables. This book systematically develops this method, relating the predictions of different physics scenarios in a unified treatment. It also contains a detailed discussion of the processes that can actually be observed, the status of calculations, methods to isolate the interesting…mehr

Produktbeschreibung
The mechanism responsible for the generation of the mass of an particle has emerged as one of the most urging questions in fundamental physics. The effective-theory approach provides the theoretical basis for a model-independent description of the effects sensitive to this mechanism and their impact on observables. This book systematically develops this method, relating the predictions of different physics scenarios in a unified treatment. It also contains a detailed discussion of the processes that can actually be observed, the status of calculations, methods to isolate the interesting signals, and expectations for the sensitivity of future collider experiments. The systematic bottom-up approach provides the appropriate framework for interpreting measurements that will be performed to better understand the physics of mass generation in the universe. No knowledge of quantum field theory is required other than familiarity with effective Lagrangians and Feynmann diagrams. This book will be useful for both theorists and experimentalists who are interested in the phenomenology of electroweak interactions.
  • Produktdetails
  • Springer Tracts in Modern Physics Vol.198
  • Verlag: Springer, Berlin
  • Englisch
  • Abmessung: 243mm x 159mm x 15mm
  • Gewicht: 340g
  • ISBN-13: 9780387400976
  • ISBN-10: 0387400974
  • Artikelnr.: 12231750
Inhaltsangabe
1 Introduction
1.1 The Hierarchy Problem of Particle Physics
1.2 The QCD Solution and the Electroweak Puzzle
2 Effective Theories of Electroweak Interactions
2.1 Fermi Theory
2.2 Massive Gauge Bosons
2.3 The Chiral Lagrangian
2.4 The Standard Model and Beyond
3 Scattering Amplitudes of Massive Vector Bosons
3.1 Goldstone Boson Scattering
3.2 Resonances
3.3 Non-Resonant Inelastic Scattering
4 Collider Signatures
4.1 Precision Observables
4.2 $W$ and $Z$ Scattering Amplitudes
4.3 Lepton Colliders
4.4 Hadron Colliders
5 Outlook
References