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Effective Field Theories in Flavour Physics

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Part of the Springer Tracts in Modern Physics book series (STMP, volume 203)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-VIII
  2. Thomas Mannel
    Pages 1-9
  3. Thomas Mannel
    Pages 11-21
  4. Thomas Mannel
    Pages 23-31
  5. Thomas Mannel
    Pages 33-77
  6. Thomas Mannel
    Pages 79-130
  7. Thomas Mannel
    Pages 157-166
  8. Thomas Mannel
    Pages 167-171
  9. Back Matter

About this book


The book constitutes a compact review of the applications of effective field theory methods in flavour physics, with emphasis on heavy quark physics. Some of the relevant applications are discussed to illustrate the method.

It covers the full range of theoretical tools related to the application of the effective field theory idea: Starting from the weak interactions as an effective theory derived from the standard model, well-established methods such as heavy quark effective theory, the heavy quark mass expansion and chiral perturbation theory are addressed. Also more recent ideas such as QCD factorization and soft collinear effective theory are outlined.

Finally the standard model itself is viewed as an effective theory, allowing a model-independent look at the results of the new physics. The book should be useful for the advanced graduate student as well as for scientists who are interested in the theoretical toolkit used in the context of flavour physics. It is not meant as a complete review of the subject, rather it should be useful as an introduction to the basic ideas.


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Bibliographic information

  • Book Title Effective Field Theories in Flavour Physics
  • Authors Thomas Mannel
  • Series Title Springer Tracts in Modern Physics
  • Series Abbreviated Title STMP
  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2004
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Hardcover ISBN 978-3-540-21931-6
  • Softcover ISBN 978-3-642-06017-5
  • eBook ISBN 978-3-540-40982-3
  • Series ISSN 0081-3869
  • Series E-ISSN 1615-0430
  • Edition Number 1
  • Number of Pages VIII, 176
  • Number of Illustrations 0 b/w illustrations, 0 illustrations in colour
  • Topics Elementary Particles, Quantum Field Theory
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