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

  • Carlo M. Becchi
  • Giovanni Ridolfi

Part of the UNITEXT for Physics book series (UNITEXTPH)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-ix
  2. Carlo M. Becchi, Giovanni Ridolfi
    Pages 1-3
  3. Carlo M. Becchi, Giovanni Ridolfi
    Pages 5-15
  4. Carlo M. Becchi, Giovanni Ridolfi
    Pages 17-39
  5. Carlo M. Becchi, Giovanni Ridolfi
    Pages 41-57
  6. Carlo M. Becchi, Giovanni Ridolfi
    Pages 59-72
  7. Carlo M. Becchi, Giovanni Ridolfi
    Pages 73-87
  8. Carlo M. Becchi, Giovanni Ridolfi
    Pages 89-100
  9. Carlo M. Becchi, Giovanni Ridolfi
    Pages 101-115
  10. Carlo M. Becchi, Giovanni Ridolfi
    Pages 117-123
  11. Carlo M. Becchi, Giovanni Ridolfi
    Pages 125-131
  12. Carlo M. Becchi, Giovanni Ridolfi
    Pages 133-146
  13. Carlo M. Becchi, Giovanni Ridolfi
    Pages 147-166
  14. Carlo M. Becchi, Giovanni Ridolfi
    Pages 167-174
  15. Back Matter
    Pages 175-198

About this book

Introduction

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
aspects of the physics. They aim at filling the gap
between quantum field theory textbooks and purely
phenomenological treatments of fundamental interactions.

The first part provides an introduction to scattering
in relativistic quantum field theory. Thanks to an original
approach to relativistic processes, the relevant computational
techniques are derived cleanly and simply in the semi-classical
approximation. The second part contains a detailed presentation of
the gauge theory of electroweak interactions with particular
focus to the processes of greatest phenomenological interest.

The main novelties of the present second edition are a more complete
discussion of relativistic scattering theory and an expansion of the
study of the corrections to the semi-classical approximation,
including important processes in LHC physics.  The extension of the
standard model to include neutrino masses and oscillations is also
discussed, and updated with new results.

Keywords

Electromagnetic Interactions Electroweak Phenomenology Electroweak Theory Feynman Diagrams Gauge Symmetry Higgs Boson Neutrino Oscillations QCD and QED Relativistic Quantum Field Theory Relativistic Scattering Theory Semi-classical Approximation Strong Interactions Unified Field Theory Vector Bosons Weak Interactions

Authors and affiliations

  • Carlo M. Becchi
    • 1
  • Giovanni Ridolfi
    • 2
  1. 1.University of GenovaGenovaItaly
  2. 2.University of GenovaGenovaItaly

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-06130-6
  • Copyright Information Springer International Publishing Switzerland 2014
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Physics and Astronomy
  • Print ISBN 978-3-319-06129-0
  • Online ISBN 978-3-319-06130-6
  • Series Print ISSN 2198-7882
  • Series Online ISSN 2198-7890
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