Quantum Chromodynamics: High Energy Experiments and Theory

Paperback | June 5, 2009

byGunther Dissertori, Ian G. Knowles, Michael Schmelling

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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 intohistorical perspective by also summarizing the steps which lead 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 highenergy 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 detailedoverview 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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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 intohistorical perspective by also summarizing ...

Dr. Gunther Dissertori is with the Institute of Particle Physics, ETH Zurich. Dr. Ian G. Knowles is at the University of Edinburgh. Michael Schmelling is Professor at the Max-Planck-Institute for Nuclear Physics in Heidelberg, and Technische Universitat Dortmund.
Format:PaperbackDimensions:556 pages, 9.21 × 6.14 × 0.01 inPublished:June 5, 2009Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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Table of Contents

1. Introduction2. The development of QCD3. The theory of QCD4. Monte Carlo models5. Experimental setup6. QCD analyses7. Structure functions and Parton distributions8. The strong coupling constant9. Tests of the structure of QCD10. Tests of the gauge structure of QCD: Colour factors11. Leading-log QCD12. Differences Between Quark and Gluon Jets13. Fragmentation14. SummaryA. Elements of group theoryB. Building blocks of theoretical predictionsC. Dimensional RegularizationD. R(ital) gamma(ital lowercase subset), R(ital)iota(lowercase ital subset) and R(ital)tau(ital lowercase subset) for arbitrary colour factorsE. Scaling Violations in fragmentation functionsF. SolutionsReferences

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"Aimed at graduate students, post-doctoral physicists and professional researchers in particle physics, this book can be recommended to both experimentalists and theorists interested in QCD." --CERN Courier