Introduction to the Physics of Electroweak Interactions - 1st Edition - ISBN: 9780080265025, 9781483153698

Introduction to the Physics of Electroweak Interactions

1st Edition

Authors: S. M. Bilenky
eBook ISBN: 9781483153698
Imprint: Pergamon
Published Date: 1st January 1982
Page Count: 288
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Introduction to the Physics of Electroweak Interactions is a six-chapter book that first elucidates the deep-inelastic and elastic lepton scattering on nucleons (both cases of polarized and nonpolarized initial particles). Subsequent chapter presents a brief history of the construction of the phenomenological V-A weak interaction Hamiltonian. Other chapters detail the Glashow-Weinberg-Salam unified theory of weak and electromagnetic interactions; the processes in which neutrinos take part; and processes due to neutral currents, deep-inelastic neutrino-nucleon scattering, elastic neutrino-nucleon scattering, and elastic neutrino-electron scattering. This book will be useful to those who wish to master the techniques for calculating the experimentally measured quantities.

Table of Contents


  1. Deep-inelastic electron scattering on nucleons 1.1. Cross-sections. Structure functions 1.2. Cross-sections σT and σS. The behavior of functions W1 and W2 at q2→0 1.3. Deep-inelastic scattering of polarized electrons on polarized protons
  2. Elastic scattering of high-energy electrons by nucleons 2.1. Elastic electron scattering on nucleons (unpolarized particles) 2.2. Elastic scattering of polarized electrons on polarized nucleons
  3. The phenomenological V-A weak interaction theory
  4. The Glashow-Weinberg-Salam theory
  5. Neutrino processes (charged currents) 5.1. The processes vμ(v-μ)+N→μ-(μ+)+X(structure functions, general expressions for cross-sections) 5.2. The processes vμ(v-μ)+N→μ-(μ+)+X (the parton approximation) 5.3. The quasielastic processes vμ+n→μ-+p and v-μ+p→μ++n
  6. Neutral currents 6.1. The neutral current in the gauge SU(2)XU(1) theory 6.2. The processes vμ(v-μ)+N→vμ(v-μ)+X 6.3. Processes vμ(v-μ)+p→vμ-(v-μ)+p 6.4. Processes v(v-)+e→v(v-)+e 6.5. P-odd asymmetry in deep-inelastic scattering of polarized leptons on nucleons Appendix A. Cross-section (definition, calculation) Appendix B. The Dirac equation Appendix C. Spin states of particles with spin ½. The density matrix of spin ½ particles Appendix D. The Fertz transformation Appendix E. The Feynman metric Appendix F. The system of units h=c=1 Appendix G. Deep-inelastic scattering of polarized electrons on polarized nucleons (the parton model) References Index


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