Introduction to Grand Unified Theories

  • K. C. Wali
Part of the Fundamental Theories of Physics book series (FTPH, volume 29)


Grand unified theories (GUTs) postulate that the
$$E > M_{GUM} \left( {grandunificationmass} \right).$$


Symmetry Breaking Gauge Boson Adjoint Representation Baryon Number Proton Decay 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • K. C. Wali
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  1. 1.Physics DepartmentSyracuse UniversitySyracuseUSA

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