The Use and Misuse of the Parton Model

  • Howard Georgi
Part of the Studies in the Natural Sciences book series (SNS, volume 14)


Perturbation theory in quantum chromodynamics is used to discuss the parton model of semi-inclusive μP scattering and other processes.


Operator Product Expansion Decay Function Parton Distribution Function Partial Factorization Parton Model 
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  1. 1.
    For a recent study of electroproduction, see A. De Rujula, H. Georgi, and H. D. Politzer, Ann. Phys. (N. Y.) 103, 315 (1977).CrossRefGoogle Scholar
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    For earlier discussions of factorization, see A. Mueller, Phys. Rev. D9, 963 (1977); and H. D. Politzer, Phys. Lett. 70B, 430 (1977).Google Scholar
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    H. Georgi and H. D. Politzer, Phys. Rev. Letters, 40, 3 (1978).CrossRefGoogle Scholar
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    I am grateful to S. Weinberg for interesting discussions of a related question.Google Scholar

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© Plenum Press, New York 1978

Authors and Affiliations

  • Howard Georgi
    • 1
  1. 1.Harvard UniversityCambridgeUSA

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