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Ling-Fong Li,Ta-Pei Cheng
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Ta-Pei Cheng (Author), Ling-Fong Li (Author).

Ta-Pei Cheng (Author), Ling-Fong Li (Author). ISBN-13: 978-0198519614. Series: Oxford Science Publications.

Problems and solutions. The marriage of this novel gauge theory with quantum field theory culminated in the standard model of particle physics. This is the unified description of all three non-gravitational forces in the universe, a momentous milestone in human knowledge generation. Inspired by this success, physicists hoped for a theory of everything, uniting the standard model with general relativity, the theory of gravity.

Ta-Pei Cheng, Ling-Fong Li. This is a practical introduction to the principal ideas in gauge theory and their applications to elementary particle physics, explaining technique and methodology with simple exposition backed up by many illustrative examples.

Contributor(s): Li, Ling-Fong. Material type: BookSeries: Oxford science publications. Publisher: Oxford : New York : Clarendon Press ; Oxford University Press, Description: xi, 536 p. : ill. ; 25 c. SBN: 0198519613; 9780198519614. Subject(s): Gauge fields (Physics) Particles (Nuclear physics) May2011DDC classification: 53. 2101 Online resources: Publisher description Table of contents only. Tags from this library: No tags from this library for this title.

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Gauge theory of. elementary particle physics. Ta-Pei Cheng and Ling-Fong Li, 2000. Problems and solutions. TA-PEI CHENG University of Missouri - St. Louis and. LING-FONG LI Carnegie Mellon University. The moral rights of the authors have been asserted. Database right Oxford University Press (maker). First published 2000. No part of this publication may be reproduced, stored in a retrieval system, or transmitted, in any form or by any means, without the prior permission in writing of Oxford University Press, or as expressly permitted by law, or under terms agreed with the appropriate reprographics rights organization.

Ta-Pei Cheng and Ling-Fong Li. Description. Students of particle physics often find it difficult to locate resources to learn calculational techniques. To a certain extent, this is the case even in some of the established textbooks. In this book of worked problems enough details are provided so that the beginner will understand the solution in each particular case

Автор: Cheng, Ta-pei Li, Ling-fong Название: Gauge theory of. .

This is a practical introduction to the principal ideas in gauge theory and their applications to elementary particle physics, explaining technique and methodology with simple exposition backed up by many illustrative examples. Derivations, some of well known results, are presented in sufficient detail to make the text accessible to readers entering the field for the first time. The book focuses on the strong interaction theory of quantum chromodynamics and the electroweak interaction theory of Glashow, Weinberg, and Salam, as well as the grand unification theory, exemplified by the simplest SU(5) model.
  • If you are looking for derivations, this is not the book. However, the authors magnificently have laid out the fundamental concepts of QFT in a consistently logically step by step approach with a sense of inevitability. If you are already familiar with Renormalization and Gauge theory, you will enjoy this book.

  • This book was "recommended" for an elective course in particle physics for PhD students at OSU. Having little to no experience in the field (besides simple modern physics topics like bubble chamber examples and time-dilated lifetimes of particles, etc.) I was hoping that I would get a better introduction. The book offers no such thing. It jumps right in with "Basics in Field Quantization" (which is hardly comprehensive) and then blows through everything in high gear. Considering that most students in physics haven't seen particle physics in their core sequence of coursework, I would not recommend this book for a course in particle physics unless the requisites for the course explicitly state that the student should have experience with field theory and an understanding of group theory. This is definitely a poor source for a student who is seeing the subject for the first time. For those who are more experienced in particle physics, I would expect that this book is a good reference, though I cannot say that for sure because I am not a member of such a group.
    I also purchased the book of solutions to problems in this book. It sheds some light on the topic, but not much. Nonetheless, I won't sell this book because sometime down the road I might find it and its companion to be useful.

  • This book is for graduate students who already have a background information on the quantum field theory (QFT). In other words, this book is written for those graduate students familiar with QFT. It provides basic concepts in particle physics using the tools in QFT. I recommend this book highly for those who are willing to major in particle physics and its phenomenological application. The demerits of the book are that it contains a number of typos and sometimes gives a wrong concept on some of the issues. The merits of the book are that it provides an extensive list of references, through which the beginning graduate students might learn a lot.

  • A few words from the Physics Today, December 1985, Book Review (by David Gross):
    "...the bulk of the text will remain, for a long time to come, an excellent introduction to the comprehensive gauge theory
    of the weak and strong interactions...advanced graduate students...will find this book very useful and instructive..."
    Rather than attempt comparison with current tomes, best to review this text within the context of its times, that is, 1984.
    As such, one can overlook the amusing line (Page 117): "Clearly, even if one does not believe in the physical reality of
    Quarks, they are a useful mnemonic device for the less familiar group of SU(3)." Also, one can also overlook that the term
    'Effective Field Theory' is couched in words such as 'Effective Potential' (Pages 82-85). The Physics, however, is unaltered:
    "The attractive feature is the behavior of effective theory at the fixed point is relatively insensitive to details of the theory at
    ordinary length scales..." Another attractive feature of this textbook is its nonlinear structure as the authors expect you to pick
    and choose where your interests lie, and then proceed accordingly (see Preface) : "There is no need (it is in fact unproductive !)
    for the reader to strictly follow the order of our presentation." In fact, this quite the manner in which I have approached this text.
    There are some interesting aspects of exposition:
    (1) A quick review of canonical quantization segues to Path Integrals --If unable to derive Equation #1.49,
    proceed no further ! (Page 13) Likewise, Equation #1.84 (Page 19)--If that is "difficult to see," proceed no further.
    Grassmann Algebra gets a nice summation (Pages 23-29), this ends Chapter One. Again, if Equation #1.127
    (Page 27) is not trivial in execution, then there is no need to proceed further until rudiments are in hand.
    (2) Chapter Two--renormalization--is (as the authors state): "to explain the principal ideas and give examples."
    Section 2.3, Regularization Schemes, is computationally explicit. Differentiation of integrals (Eq. 2.10, Page 33)
    and Feynman's parameters (Page 46), plus evaluation of integrals (polar coordinates,beta functions,wick rotations)
    is made as explicit as one can expect from a graduate-level introduction (Pages 46-56).
    Next, Chapter Three, a continuation of sorts: an introductory account of Renormalization Group.
    Here will be an outline of Hooft's "subtraction scheme" (Page 78-81). Most derivations include intermediate steps.
    (3) Fourth Chapter is an excellent survey of Group Theory. Ending with the Quark Model, it is amusing to read
    of five (flavors) types (u,d,s,c,b), as this preceded the "top/truth" Quark. Still, an exceptional exposition. But:
    "...the experimental data do not contradict the expectation...that there exists an even heavier t-Quark." (Page 356).
    (4) The so-called Current Algebra is described in a most appealing manner --Fifth Chapter.
    It is prelude to discussion of Spontaneous Breaking (Ferromagnetism as example) and Goldstone Bosons.
    Patterned after Coleman and Weinberg--Effective Actions (Page 189) are given nice advertisement.
    (5) Parton Model, "the subnucleon version of the familiar impulse approximation of high-energy scattering
    of composite particles with weakly bound constituents," concludes Part One of the Textbook.
    Part One was part review, part survey and highly computational. Again, many intermediate steps in derivations
    are included (see Page 220-7.127 to 7.128). To be sure, the reader should be able to follow the simplest steps
    in his/her minds eye.(That is: matrix multiplications, partial derivatives, complete-the-square, Jacobians, integrals).
    Part Two: Here, the real fun begins.
    (6) Gauge Symmetries, Chapter Eight. Follow through as you derive the QED Lagrangian (Page 230).
    Highlighting; The beautiful discussion of gauge invariance and geometry (Pages 235-240).
    (7) Next Chapter--Nine--Quantum Gauge Theories. Path Integrals the clear choice.
    (Recalling 't Hooft and Veltman,1973: "The development of gauge theories owes much to path integrals...).
    And, an excellent discussion of the Faddeev-Popov prescription (Pages 250-254).
    There, too, the wonderful utilization of that most useful Equation #9.60: det M=exp(Tr(InM)).
    Quantum Chromodynamics (Chapter 10) and Electro-Weak Theory (11 and 12) provide wealth of detail.
    Of Chromodynamics, we read: "the basic structure of this theory is a somewhat simpler introduction
    to the subject of Yang-Mills theory..." (Page 279). Lattice Gauge theory and confinement, well done. (Pp.322-335).
    An exceptional discussion of Neutrino Masses,Mixings,and Oscillations occupies Pages 409-420. We read:
    "The magic of the oscillation phenomenon is of course intimately related to quantum mechanical measurement theory."
    (8) An excellent, though brief, semi-quantitative Chapter Fifteen-- discusses Magnetic Monoples.
    Followed by an equally appealing chapter on Instantons. Thoughtful discussions, all.
    Chapter Fourteen, Grand Unification--here, SU(5) elaborated upon in thoughtful manner.
    (Read, for update, the fine 2009 report Grand Unified Theories and Proton Decay,by Ed Kearns, Boston University).
    Chapter Twelve presented data on the W and Z masses: 78.5 and 89.3 Gev, respectively.
    The latest values-- W and Z masses: 80.385 and 91.187 Gev. Nice to see how close were those 1984 numbers !
    Those are a few of the highlights of this useful text. Obviously, it needs some updating--which can be sought
    in the Problems/Solutions Manual (which I am now beginning to unravel).
    Over-all, though, given the proper preparation, this is a nice supplement to any course in gauge theory
    whose primary objective revolves around elementary particle physics.
    Obviously, there are easier introductions (Aitchison and Hey,1989) and there are harder introductions (Pokorski,1987).
    But, this textbook definitely fill an important niche (Mandl and Shaw,1993 rev. ed'n., provides preliminary background).
    As such, it is to be recommended for the advanced student.

  • I have no issues with the contents: you should know QFT at the level of Weinberg Vol 1 and group theory at the level of Tung. If it were not for the construction of this book I would probably have rated it 5 stars. The cover and binding are what you would expect from a cheap five-dollar paperback. I wasn't reading it much longer than two ot three weeks before sections started to fall out. At the price its being sold, its poor quality is nothing but a crime.

  • The book presents the basics of the particle physics. I don't like the first of the book: field theory part is bad. But the rest of the book is very well written. It was very help for me to understand particle physics.

  • The book is written at a medium to advanced Physics level. Not an easy book for those who study the subject for the first time. Excellent for more advanced readers. Can also be used as e reference book.

  • This book is clearly outdated, therefore it should not be recommended to anybody who would pursue a career in Particle Physics. In dealing with renormalization, the authors did not even mention the phrase "Effective Field Theory". When introducing chiral symmetry of the strong interaction in Chapter 5, it is surprising that the authors did not even have a section about Chiral Perturbation Theory, while sticking to Current Algebra. There is nothing about Heavy Quark Symmetry in this book... And the treatment of mass and wavefunction renormalization in Section 2.3 is at best misleading...In short, this is one of the least books one should pick to learn either Quantum Field Theory or modern Particle Physics.