Lattice Quantum Chromodynamics

Practical Essentials

  • Francesco Knechtli
  • Michael Günther
  • Michael Peardon

Part of the SpringerBriefs in Physics book series (SpringerBriefs in Physics)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiii
  2. Francesco Knechtli, Michael Günther, Michael Peardon
    Pages 1-34
  3. Francesco Knechtli, Michael Günther, Michael Peardon
    Pages 35-53
  4. Francesco Knechtli, Michael Günther, Michael Peardon
    Pages 55-96
  5. Francesco Knechtli, Michael Günther, Michael Peardon
    Pages 97-133
  6. Back Matter
    Pages 135-140

About this book

Introduction

This book provides an overview of the techniques central to lattice quantum chromodynamics, including modern developments. 
The book has four chapters. The first chapter explains the formulation of quarks and gluons on a Euclidean lattice. The second chapter introduces Monte Carlo methods and details the numerical algorithms to simulate lattice gauge fields. Chapter three explains the mathematical and numerical techniques needed to study quark fields and the computation of quark propagators. The fourth chapter is devoted to the physical observables constructed from lattice fields and explains how to measure them in simulations. The book is aimed at enabling graduate students who are new to the field to carry out explicitly the first steps and prepare them for research in lattice QCD.

Keywords

Discretization of Gauge Euclidean Path Integral Gauge Symmetry Geometric Time Integration Hybrid Monte Carlo Algorithm Lattice Gauge Theory Pseudoscalar Masses Second Quantization Standard Model Wilson Loops

Authors and affiliations

  • Francesco Knechtli
    • 1
  • Michael Günther
    • 2
  • Michael Peardon
    • 3
  1. 1.Department of Physics, School of Mathematics and Natural SciencesUniversity of WuppertalWuppertalGermany
  2. 2.Department of Mathematics, School of Mathematics and Natural SciencesUniversity of WuppertalWuppertalGermany
  3. 3.School of MathematicsTrinity College DublinDublin 2Ireland

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-94-024-0999-4
  • Copyright Information The Author(s) 2017
  • Publisher Name Springer, Dordrecht
  • eBook Packages Physics and Astronomy
  • Print ISBN 978-94-024-0997-0
  • Online ISBN 978-94-024-0999-4
  • Series Print ISSN 2191-5423
  • Series Online ISSN 2191-5431
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