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Foundations of Perturbative QCD

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Part of Cambridge Monographs on Particle Physics, Nuclear Physics and Cosmology

  • Date Published: May 2011
  • availability: Available
  • format: Hardback
  • isbn: 9780521855334

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  • The most non-trivial of the established microscopic theories of physics is QCD: the theory of the strong interaction. A critical link between theory and experiment is provided by the methods of perturbative QCD, notably the well-known factorization theorems. Giving an accurate account of the concepts, theorems and their justification, this book is a systematic treatment of perturbative QCD. As well as giving a mathematical treatment, the book relates the concepts to experimental data, giving strong motivations for the methods. It also examines in detail transverse-momentum-dependent parton densities, an increasingly important subject not normally treated in other books. Ideal for graduate students starting their work in high-energy physics, it will also interest experienced researchers wanting a clear account of the subject.

    • Relates the concepts to experimental data to give strong motivations for the methods
    • Gives full mathematical treatments so readers can understand the validity of the results
    • Examines in detail transverse-momentum-dependent parton densities, which are not usually treated in books
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    "This book fills a gap and provides a detailed and pedagogical exposition of an important aspect of perturbative QCD."
    Stefan Weinzierl, Mathematical Reviews

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    • Date Published: May 2011
    • format: Hardback
    • isbn: 9780521855334
    • length: 638 pages
    • dimensions: 244 x 170 x 35 mm
    • weight: 1.21kg
    • contains: 245 b/w illus. 104 exercises
    • availability: Available
  • Table of Contents

    1. Introduction
    2. Why QCD?
    3. Basics of QCD
    4. Infra-red safety and non-safety
    5. Libby–Sterman analysis and power counting
    6. Parton model to parton theory I
    7. Parton model to parton theory II
    8. Factorization
    9. Corrections to the parton model in QCD
    10. Factorization and subtractions
    11. DIS in QCD
    12. Fragmentation
    13. TMD factorization
    14. Hadron-hadron collisions
    15. More advanced topics
    Appendices
    References
    Index.

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    John Collins, Pennsylvania State University
    John Collins is Distinguished Professor of Physics at Pennsylvania State University. He has lengthy experience in perturbative QCD. He has proved a number of the fundamental theorems which form the main content of this book, and has a record of formulating and deriving novel results in QCD. During his career he has received several awards, including a Guggenheim fellowship, a Humboldt Research Award, a Mercator professorship and the J. J. Sakurai prize.

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