Spontaneous Symmetry Breaking in Gauge Field Theories

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


In this chapter we construct a number of models that exhibit the mechanism of spontaneous symmetry breaking for gauge field theories. These models do not yet contain “real” particles but they exhibit the important Higgs mechanism that appears when a local symmetry is spontaneously broken.


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© Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 1999

Authors and Affiliations

  • Ulrich Mosel
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  1. 1.Institut für Theoretische PhysikJustus-Liebig-Universität GiessenGiessenGermany

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