Quark Statics

  • Stephen L. Adler
Part of the Progress in Physics book series (PMP, volume 8)


In this talk I shall review an approach to quark binding in QCD, based on the use of effective action methods to include nonperturbative effects which are responsible for confinement. In the first part, I describe an approximation scheme which leads from the partition function of QCD to a relativistic effective action model for quark dynamics, and from this model to the leadinq log model for the static qq̄ force problem. In the second part, I discuss the analysis of the leading log model, with emphasis on recent analytic investigations which give the leading behavior of the model at small and at large qq̄ separations.


Partition Function Quark Dynamic Quark Flavor Force Problem Heavy Quark Potential 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Stephen L. Adler
    • 1
  1. 1.The Institute for Advanced StudyPrincetonUSA

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