The electroweak theory unifies two basic forces of nature: the weak force and electromagnetism. This book is an introduction to the structure of the electroweak theory and its applications. It describes the structure and properties of field theories with global and local symmetries, leading to the construction of the standard model. It describes the new particles and processes predicted by the theory and compares them with experimental results.
Each chapter contains problems and password-protected solutions are available to lecturers at the publisher's website.
Who is it for? Students and researchers in elementary particle physics.
Any extras? Contains 49 exercises.
Would you recommend it? In this original textbook the standard themes of the electroweak theory are spelt out in sufficient detail that the advanced student can dive into calculations with hope of success. Highly recommended.
David W. Hughes is professor of astronomy at Sheffield University.
Electroweak Theory. First Edition
Author - E. A. Paschos
Publisher - Cambridge University Press
Pages - 260
Price - £40.00 and $60.00 (e-book)
ISBN - 9780521860987 and 5111564 (e-book)