Deep Inelastic Scattering

Hardcover | October 19, 2005

byRobin Devenish, Amanda Cooper-Sarkar

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The book is an up-to-date, self-contained account of deep inelastic scattering in high-energy physics. Intended for graduate students and physicists new to the subject, it covers the classic results which led to the quark-parton model of hadrons and the establishment of quantum chromodynamicsas the theory of the strong nuclear force, in addition to new vistas in the subject opened up by the electron-proton collider HERA. The extraction of parton momentum distribution functions, a key input for physics at hadron colliders such as the Tevatron at Fermi Lab and the Large Hadron Collider atCERN, is described in detail. The challenges of the HERA data at 'low x' are described and possible explanations in terms of gluon dynamics and other models outlined. Other chapters cover: jet production at large momentum transfer and the determination of the strong coupling constant, electroweakinteractions at very high momentum transfers, the extension of deep inelastic techniques to include hadronic probes, a summary of fully polarised inelastic scattering and the spin structure of the nucleon, and finally a brief account of methods in searching for signals 'beyond the standard model'.

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The book is an up-to-date, self-contained account of deep inelastic scattering in high-energy physics. Intended for graduate students and physicists new to the subject, it covers the classic results which led to the quark-parton model of hadrons and the establishment of quantum chromodynamicsas the theory of the strong nuclear force, i...

Robin Devenish joined the Department of Physics and Hertford College at the University of Oxford in 1979 and was awarded the title of Professor in 1996. He has worked on particle physics phenomenology and experimental high-energy physics, particularly electron-positron annihilation at DORIS and PETRA and with the ZEUS collaboration at...

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Format:HardcoverDimensions:418 pages, 9.17 × 5.98 × 1.02 inPublished:October 19, 2005Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0198506716

ISBN - 13:9780198506713

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Table of Contents

1. Introduction2. The quark-parton model3. Quantum chromodynamics (QCD) and formal methods4. QCD improved parton model5. Deep inelastic scattering (DIS) experiments and data6. Extraction of parton densities7. Alpha s from scaling violations and jets at high Q squared8. DIS at high Q squared9. DIS at low x10. Hadron induced DIS11. Polarized DIS12. Beyond the standard modelA. Dirac equations and some other conventionsB. Phase space and cross-sectionsC. DIS cross-sectionsD. Feynman rulesE. Monte Carlo codesF. Data sourcesG. Parton parameterizations