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© 1992

Unification and Supersymmetry

The Frontiers of Quark-Lepton Physics

Textbook

Part of the Graduate Texts in Contemporary Physics book series (GTCP)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xvii
  2. Rabindra N. Mohapatra
    Pages 1-19
  3. Rabindra N. Mohapatra
    Pages 37-73
  4. Rabindra N. Mohapatra
    Pages 74-101
  5. Rabindra N. Mohapatra
    Pages 102-126
  6. Rabindra N. Mohapatra
    Pages 127-174
  7. Rabindra N. Mohapatra
    Pages 175-192
  8. Rabindra N. Mohapatra
    Pages 193-218
  9. Rabindra N. Mohapatra
    Pages 219-233
  10. Rabindra N. Mohapatra
    Pages 234-246
  11. Rabindra N. Mohapatra
    Pages 247-256
  12. Rabindra N. Mohapatra
    Pages 257-280
  13. Rabindra N. Mohapatra
    Pages 281-289
  14. Rabindra N. Mohapatra
    Pages 290-315
  15. Rabindra N. Mohapatra
    Pages 316-328
  16. Rabindra N. Mohapatra
    Pages 329-341
  17. Rabindra N. Mohapatra
    Pages 342-401
  18. Back Matter
    Pages 403-405

About this book

Introduction

Derived from a course given at the University of Maryland for advanced graduate students, this book deals with some of the latest developments in our attempts to construct a unified theory of the fundamental interactions of nature. Among the topics covered are spontaneous symmetry breaking, grand unified theories, supersymmetry, and supergravity. The book starts with a quick review of elementary particle theory and continues with a discussion of composite quarks, leptons, Higgs bosons, and CP violation; it concludes with consideration of supersymmetric unification schemes, in which bosons and leptons are considered in some sense equivalent. The second edition is updated and corrected and contains new chapters on recent developments. From reviews of the first edition: "This book captures the exciting developments of grand unification and supersymmetry of fundamental interactions in quantum field theory... gives a self-contained field-theoretic treatment of the complete subject... almost every possible development is included here." #Mathematical Reviews#1

Keywords

Lepton Quark field theory gravity quantum field theory

Authors and affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Physics and AstronomyUniversity of MarylandCollege ParkUSA

Bibliographic information

Reviews

From the reviews of the third edition:

"....The book covers a very wide range of phenomena within the large subject of grand unification and supersymmetry in elementary particle physics. Almost every possible development in the field is included here."-Mathreviews.com

"An extremely useful resource for graduate students and researchers, this textbook, which was derived from a course given at the University of Maryland for advanced graduate students deals with some of the latest developments in our attempts to construct a unified theory of nature’s fundamental interactions. … I can safely recommend this textbook, which gives a fairly complete and self-contained theoretical treatment of the subject." (Georges Kohnen, Physicalia, Vol. 57 (2), 2005)