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Quantum Chromodynamics

  • A completely revised Quantum Chromodynamics

  • A modern approach to the theory by W. Greiner and co-authors

  • An outstanding text and exercise book like the other well-known books by Greiner


Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-XVI
  2. Walter Greiner, Stefan Schramm, Eckart Stein
    Pages 1-15
  3. Walter Greiner, Stefan Schramm, Eckart Stein
    Pages 17-73
  4. Walter Greiner, Stefan Schramm, Eckart Stein
    Pages 75-151
  5. Walter Greiner, Stefan Schramm, Eckart Stein
    Pages 153-235
  6. Walter Greiner, Stefan Schramm, Eckart Stein
    Pages 237-383
  7. Walter Greiner, Stefan Schramm, Eckart Stein
    Pages 385-437
  8. Walter Greiner, Stefan Schramm, Eckart Stein
    Pages 439-511
  9. Walter Greiner, Stefan Schramm, Eckart Stein
    Pages 513-537
  10. Back Matter
    Pages 539-551

About this book


The book is a self-contained introduction to perturbative and nonperturbative quantum Chromodynamics (QCD) with worked-out exercises for students of theoretical physics. It will be useful as a reference for research scientists as well. Starting with the hadron spectrum, the reader becomes familiar with the representations of SU(N). Relativistic quantum field theory is recapitulated, and scattering theory is discussed in the framework of scalar quantum electrodynamics. Then the gauge theory of quarks and gluons is introduced. In the more advanced chapters, perturbative and nonperturbative techniques in state-of-the-art QCD are discussed in great detail.
This completely revised and enlarged second edition will fill the gap in the literature.


QCD gauge Field Theory gauge theories hadron high-energy collsions lattice gauge theory quantenchromodynamik quantum chromodynamics quantum electrodynamics quantum field quantum field theory scattering strong interaction strong interaction phenomenology

Authors and affiliations

  1. 1.Institut für Theoretische PhysikJohann Wolfgang Goethe-Universität FrankfurtFrankfurt am MainGermany
  2. 2.Argonne National LaboratoryArgonneUSA
  3. 3.Physics DepartmentMaharishi University of ManagementVlodropThe Netherlands

Bibliographic information

  • Book Title Quantum Chromodynamics
  • Authors Walter Greiner
    Stefan Schramm
    Eckart Stein
  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2002
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Softcover ISBN 978-3-540-66610-3
  • eBook ISBN 978-3-662-04707-1
  • Edition Number 2
  • Number of Pages XVI, 551
  • Number of Illustrations 22 b/w illustrations, 0 illustrations in colour
  • Additional Information Original German edition published by Harry Deutsch, Thun, 1984, 1989
  • Topics Quantum Physics
    Particle and Nuclear Physics
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From the reviews of the second edition:

"This is the second edition of the very successful book on quantum chromodynamics (QCD), which is part of an extensive series of textbooks by Greiner and co-authors. … The second edition is clearly an advance on the first and continues to be a very useful advanced textbook." (C.A Hurst, Mathematical Reviews, 2003 k)

"This book is a thorough introduction to the perturbative and nonperturbative Quantum Chromodynamics (QCD) for advanced level graduate students in theoretical physics and scientists in high energy physics. It contains many worked-out exercises … . In conclusion, this book constitutes an excellent theoretical reference book, reflecting very well the present situation and problems in the field … ." (Laurent Favart, Physicalia, Vol. 25 (4), 2003)

From the reviews of the third edition:

"The book is well structured and delivers a self-contained introduction to quantum chromodynamics (QCD), while supplying the reader with ample information and references on how to enlarge his or her knowledge on specific topics. … Overall, the book exhibits all the hallmarks that make this series of textbooks so valuable to students and scientists … . The step-by-step exercises supply the reader with a most helpful tool to understand how to approach and devise a solution of a given problem in QCD." (Serban Misicu, Zentralblatt MATH, Vol. 1147, 2008)