Quantum chromodynamics : high energy experiments and theory

Günther Dissertori, Ian G. Knowles, Michael Schmelling

This book provides an introduction to Quantum Chromodynamics (QCD), the theory of strong interactions. It covers in full detail both the theoretical foundations and the experimental tests of the theory. Although the experimental chapters focus on recent measurements, the subject is placed into historical perspective by also summarizing the steps which led to the formulation of QCD. Measurements are discussed as they were performed by the LEP experiments at CERN, or at hadron-hadron and lepton-hadron colliders such as the TEVATRON at Fermilab and HERA at DESY. Emphasis is placed on high energy tests of QCD, such as measurements of the strong coupling constant, investigations of the non-abelian structure of the underlying gauge group, determinations of nucleon structure functions, and studies of the non-perturbative hadronization process. This excellent text gives a detailed overview of how QCD developed in the 20th century and where we stand with respect to a quantitative understanding after the turn of the millenium. The text is intended for graduate and postgraduate students as well as researchers, and includes numerous problems and solutions.

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  • 1. Introduction
  • 2. The development of QCD
  • 3. The theory of QCD
  • 4. Monte Carlo models
  • 5. Experimental setup
  • 6. QCD analyses
  • 7. Structure functions and Parton distributions
  • 8. The strong coupling constant
  • 9. Tests of the structure of QCD
  • 10. Tests of the gauge structure of QCD: Colour factors
  • 11. Leading-log QCD
  • 12. Differences Between Quark and Gluon Jets
  • 13. Fragmentation
  • 14. Summary
  • A. Elements of group theory
  • B. Building blocks of theoretical predictions
  • C. Dimensional Regularization
  • D. R(ital) gamma(ital lowercase subset), R(ital)iota(lowercase ital subset) and R(ital)tau(ital lowercase subset) for arbitrary colour factors
  • E. Scaling Violations in fragmentation functions
  • F. Solutions
  • References

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書名 Quantum chromodynamics : high energy experiments and theory
著作者等 Knowles, Ian G.
Dissertori Gunther
Knowles Ian
Schmelling Michael
Dissertori Günther
シリーズ名 The international series of monographs on physics
出版元 Clarendon Press;Oxford University Press
刊行年月 2003
ページ数 xv, 538 p.
大きさ 24 cm
ISBN 0198505728
NCID BA6114941X
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言語 英語
出版国 イギリス