The Standard Model and Beyond, Second Edition

Paul Langacker

July 6, 2017 by CRC Press
Textbook - 636 Pages - 143 B/W Illustrations
ISBN 9781498763219 - CAT# K28957
Series: Series in High Energy Physics, Cosmology and Gravitation


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    • Covers the fundamental interactions
    • Describes the construction, experimental tests, and phenomenological consequences of the standard model
    • Presents a self-contained treatment of the complicated technology needed for tree-level calculations
    • Explores applications in astrophysics and cosmology
    • Lists many useful reference books, review articles, research papers, and web links
    • Offers supplementary materials on the author’s website


    This new edition of The Standard Model and Beyond presents an advanced introduction to the physics and formalism of the standard model and other non-abelian gauge theories. It provides a solid background for understanding supersymmetry, string theory, extra dimensions, dynamical symmetry breaking, and cosmology. In addition to updating all of the experimental and phenomenological results from the first edition, it contains a new chapter on collider physics; expanded discussions of Higgs, neutrino, and dark matter physics; and many new problems.

    The book first reviews calculational techniques in field theory and the status of quantum electrodynamics. It then focuses on global and local symmetries and the construction of non-abelian gauge theories. The structure and tests of quantum chromodynamics, collider physics, the electroweak interactions and theory, and the physics of neutrino mass and mixing are thoroughly explored. The final chapter discusses the motivations for extending the standard model and examines supersymmetry, extended gauge groups, and grand unification.

    Thoroughly covering gauge field theories, symmetries, and topics beyond the standard model, this text equips readers with the tools to understand the structure and phenomenological consequences of the standard model, to construct extensions, and to perform calculations at tree level. It establishes the necessary background for readers to carry out more advanced research in particle physics.

    Supplementary materials are provided on the author’s website and a solutions manual is available for qualifying instructors.


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