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An introduction to relativistic processes and the standard model of electroweak interactions

  • Carlo M. Becchi
  • Giovanni Ridolfi

Part of the UNITEXT book series (UNITEXT)

Also part of the Collana di Fisica e Astronomia book sub series (UNITEXTFIS)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-VIII
  2. Carlo M. Becchi, Giovanni Ridolfi
    Pages 1-2
  3. Carlo M. Becchi, Giovanni Ridolfi
    Pages 3-11
  4. Carlo M. Becchi, Giovanni Ridolfi
    Pages 13-30
  5. Carlo M. Becchi, Giovanni Ridolfi
    Pages 31-42
  6. Carlo M. Becchi, Giovanni Ridolfi
    Pages 43-53
  7. Carlo M. Becchi, Giovanni Ridolfi
    Pages 55-68
  8. Carlo M. Becchi, Giovanni Ridolfi
    Pages 69-79
  9. Carlo M. Becchi, Giovanni Ridolfi
    Pages 81-94
  10. Carlo M. Becchi, Giovanni Ridolfi
    Pages 95-100
  11. Carlo M. Becchi, Giovanni Ridolfi
    Pages 101-103
  12. Carlo M. Becchi, Giovanni Ridolfi
    Pages 105-117
  13. Carlo M. Becchi, Giovanni Ridolfi
    Pages 119-124
  14. Back Matter
    Pages 125-139

About this book

Introduction

These notes are designed as a guide-line for a course in Elementary Particle Physics for undergraduate students. The purpose is providing a rigorous and self-contained presentation of the theoretical framework and of the phenomenological aspects of the physics of interactions among fundamental constituents of matter.

The first part of the volume is devoted to the description of scattering processes in the context of relativistic quantum field theory. The use of the semi-classical approximation allows us to illustrate the relevant computation techniques in a reasonably small amount of space. Our approach to relativistic processes is original in many respects.

The second part contains a detailed description of the construction of the standard model of electroweak interactions, with special attention to the mechanism of particle mass generation. The extension of the standard model to include neutrino masses is also described.

We have included a number of detailed computations of cross sections and decay rates of pedagogical and phenomenological relevance.

Keywords

Cross section Feynman Diagrams Gauge Theories Neutrino Neutrino Masses Particle Physics Relativistic Scattering Standard Model

Authors and affiliations

  • Carlo M. Becchi
    • 1
  • Giovanni Ridolfi
    • 1
  1. 1.Istituto Nazionale di Fisica Nucleare - Sezione di GenovaGenova

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/88-470-0421-7
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Milan 2006
  • Publisher Name Springer, Milano
  • eBook Packages Physics and Astronomy
  • Print ISBN 978-88-470-0420-7
  • Online ISBN 978-88-470-0421-4
  • Series Print ISSN 2038-5714
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