An Introduction to Relativistic Processes and the Standard Model of Electroweak Interactions

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...

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Main Authors: Becchi, Carlo M., Ridolfi, Giovanni (Author)
Corporate Author: SpringerLink (Online service)
Format: eBook
Published: Cham Springer International Publishing 2014, 2014
Edition:2nd ed. 2014
Series:UNITEXT for Physics
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Collection: Springer eBooks 2005- - Collection details see MPG.ReNa
Table of Contents:
  • 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