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Heavy Quark Physics

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

  • Date Published: July 2007
  • availability: Available
  • format: Paperback
  • isbn: 9780521037570

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  • Understanding the physics of heavy quarks gives physicists the unique opportunity to test the predictions of Quantum Chromodynamics and the Standard Model. Heavy Quark Physics provides an exciting introduction to this new area of high energy physics. Two leading experts in the field review the standard model, the basics of heavy quark spin-flavor symmetry, and detail how it can be applied to the classification of states, decays and fragmentation. The heavy quark effective theory is developed, including the radiative and 1/mQ corrections, and applied to the study of hadron masses, form factors, and inclusive decay rates. The authors also discuss the application of chiral perturbation theory to heavy hadrons. To aid the reader, many of the key calculations are performed step by step, and problems are provided at the end of each chapter. This lucid volume provides graduate students with an ideal introduction to the physics of heavy quarks, and more experienced researchers with an authoritative reference to the subject.

    • An introductory text on heavy quark physics - one of the hottest areas in high-energy physics
    • Written by two world leading experts
    • Clear, concise and pedagogical presentation; including problems at the end of every chapter
    • Key calculations developed step-by-step
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    "...a detailed and well-thought-out presentation by two world-renowned experts...a wonderful text for graduate students in particle and nuclear physics who are interested in learning the tools of heavy quark physics from two of the experts in the field. This book is a must for both particle theorists and experimentalists who are currently researching heavy quark systems." Physics Today

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    Product details

    • Date Published: July 2007
    • format: Paperback
    • isbn: 9780521037570
    • length: 204 pages
    • dimensions: 243 x 169 x 10 mm
    • weight: 0.33kg
    • contains: 45 b/w illus. 6 tables 43 exercises
    • availability: Available
  • Table of Contents

    1. Review
    2. Heavy quarks
    3. Radiative corrections
    4. Nonperturbative corrections
    5. Chiral perturbation theory
    6. Inclusive weak decay

  • Authors

    Aneesh V. Manohar, University of California, San Diego

    Mark B. Wise, California Institute of Technology

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