Muon Physics, Volume II: Weak Interactions deals with the weak interaction of muon and covers topics ranging from the elementary particle aspects of muon decay and muon capture, as well as the conventional two- and one-neutrino-field theories. The law of lepton conservation is also considered, along with semileptonic weak interactions in nuclei.
This volume is comprised of two chapters and begins with a discussion on muon decay and muon capture, offering a theoretical interpretation of the elementary-particle aspects of the decay of a muon and the capture of a muon by a proton. The law of lepton conservation is examined in both conventional two- and one-neutrino-field theories. Semileptonic weak interactions in nuclei are also examined, paying particular attention to neutrino reactions, charged-lepton capture, and β decay. The experimental results on weak interactions (low energies) are reviewed in relation to muon decay, rare and ultrarare muon decays, and muon capture. The final chapter is devoted to the interactions of muon neutrinos and limits the discussion to the high-energy type. This book is written primarily for physicists as well as students and researchers in physics.
List of Contributors Preface Contents of Other Volumes Chapter V Weak Interactions Section 1 Elementary-Particle Aspects of Muon Decay and Muon Capture I. Introduction II. Generalities Regarding the Weak Interactions III. Muon Decay IV. Muon Capture References Section 2 Muon Decay I. Introduction II. Theory of Muon Decay III. Experiments on Muon Decay IV. Conclusions References Section 3 Rare and Ultrarare Muon Decays I. Radiative Muon Decay: µ+(µ-)→e+(e-)+ve(ve)+vµ(vµ)+ƴ II. Searches for Possible Rare Muon Decays, Conversions, and Nuclear Captures References Section 4 Semileptonic Weak Interactions in Nuclei I. Introduction II. Brief Review of Weak Interactions III. Some General Considerations IV. Excitation of Discrete Nuclear Levels V. Some Nuclear Models of Discrete Transitions VI. The Quasi-Elastic Peak and N* Production VII. Sum Rules VIII. Review of Previous Calculations IX. Selected Recent Developments Appendix A. Notation Appendix B. Properties of Vector Spherical Harmonics Appendix C. Long-Wavelength Reduction of the Multipole Operators References Section 5 Muon Capture I. Introduction II. Muon Capture in Hydrogen and Deuterium III. Muon Capture in Nuclei References Chapter VI Interactions of Muon Neutrinos I. Introduction II. Theoretical Framework III. Experimental Techniques IV. Experimental Status of Neutrino Interactions References Index
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