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Introduction to Gauge Field Theories

  • Masud Chaichian
  • Nikolai F. Nelipa

Part of the Texts and Monographs in Physics book series (TMP)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-XII
  2. Introduction

    1. Masud Chaichian, Nikolai F. Nelipa
      Pages 1-3
  3. Invariant Lagrangians

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 5-5
    2. Masud Chaichian, Nikolai F. Nelipa
      Pages 7-25
    3. Masud Chaichian, Nikolai F. Nelipa
      Pages 26-37
    4. Masud Chaichian, Nikolai F. Nelipa
      Pages 38-49
  4. Quantum Theory of Gauge Fields

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 51-51
    2. Masud Chaichian, Nikolai F. Nelipa
      Pages 53-78
    3. Masud Chaichian, Nikolai F. Nelipa
      Pages 79-106
  5. Gauge Theory of Electroweak Interactions

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 107-107
    2. Masud Chaichian, Nikolai F. Nelipa
      Pages 109-132
    3. Masud Chaichian, Nikolai F. Nelipa
      Pages 133-145
    4. Masud Chaichian, Nikolai F. Nelipa
      Pages 146-165
    5. Masud Chaichian, Nikolai F. Nelipa
      Pages 166-184
  6. Gauge Theory of Strong Interactions

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 185-185
    2. Masud Chaichian, Nikolai F. Nelipa
      Pages 187-206
    3. Masud Chaichian, Nikolai F. Nelipa
      Pages 207-219
    4. Masud Chaichian, Nikolai F. Nelipa
      Pages 220-244
    5. Masud Chaichian, Nikolai F. Nelipa
      Pages 245-265
    6. Masud Chaichian, Nikolai F. Nelipa
      Pages 266-288

About this book

Introduction

In recent years, gauge fields have attracted much attention in elementary par­ ticle physics. The reason is that great progress has been achieved in solving a number of important problems of field theory and elementary particle physics by means of the quantum theory of gauge fields. This refers, in particular, to constructing unified gauge models and theory of strong interactions between the elementary particles. This book expounds the fundamentals of the quantum theory of gauge fields and its application for constructing unified gauge models and the theory of strong interactions. In writing the book, the authors' aim was three-fold: firstly, to outline the basic ideas underlying the unified gauge models and the theory of strong inter­ actions; secondly, to discuss the major unified gauge models, the theory of strong interactions and their experimental implications; and, thirdly, to acquaint the reader with a rather special mathematical approach (path-in­ tegral method) which has proved to be well suited for constructing the quantum theory of gauge fields. Gauge fields are a vigorously developing area. In this book, we have select­ ed for presentation the more or less traditional and commonly accepted mate­ rial. There also exist a number of different approaches which are presently being developed. The most important of them are touched upon in the Conclusion.

Keywords

Mathematica Particle Physics Theories elementary particle physics field theory quantum theory

Authors and affiliations

  • Masud Chaichian
    • 1
  • Nikolai F. Nelipa
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of High Energy PhysicsUniversity of HelsinkiHelsinki 17Finland
  2. 2.Institute for Nuclear PhysicsMoscow State UniversityMoscowUSSR

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-642-82177-6
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 1984
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-3-642-82179-0
  • Online ISBN 978-3-642-82177-6
  • Series Print ISSN 1864-5879
  • Series Online ISSN 1864-5887
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