John F. Donoghue is Distinguished Professor in the Department of Physics, University of Massachusetts. His research spans particle physics, quantum field theory and general relativity. He is a Fellow of the American Physical Society. Eugene Golowich is Emeritus Professor in the Department of Physics, University of Massachusetts. His research has focused on particle theory and phenomenology. He is a Fellow of the American Physical Society and is a recipient of the College Outstanding Teacher award from the University of Massachusetts. Barry R. Holstein is Emeritus Professor in the Department of Physics, University of Massachusetts. His research is in the overlap area of particle and nuclear theory. A Fellow of the American Physical Society, he is also the editor of Annual Reviews of Nuclear and Particle Science and is a longtime consulting editor of the American Journal of Physics.
Describing the fundamental theory of particle physics and its applications, this book provides a detailed account of the Standard Model, focusing on techniques that can produce information about real observed phenomena. This is a valuable book for graduate students and researchers in particle physics, nuclear physics and related fields.
Preface; 1. Inputs to the Standard Model; 2. Interactions of the Standard Model; 3. Symmetries and anomalies; 4. Introduction to effective field theory; 5. Charged leptons; 6. Neutrinos; 7. Effective field theory for low energy QCD; 8. Weak interactions of Kaons; 9. Mass mixing and CP violation; 10. The Nc-1 expansion; 11. Phenomenological models; 12. Baryon properties; 13. Hadron spectroscopy; 14. Weak interactions of heavy quarks; 15. The Higgs boson; 16. The electroweak sector; Appendixes; References; Index.