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The Resource From photons to Higgs : a story of light, Moo-Young Han, Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (KAIST), Korea Et Duke University, USA

From photons to Higgs : a story of light, Moo-Young Han, Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (KAIST), Korea Et Duke University, USA

Label
From photons to Higgs : a story of light
Title
From photons to Higgs
Title remainder
a story of light
Statement of responsibility
Moo-Young Han, Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (KAIST), Korea Et Duke University, USA
Title variation
Story of light
Creator
Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
This book presents a brief introduction to the quantum field theory of the Standard Model for quarks and leptons. With minimal use of mathematics, it covers the basics of quantum field theory, local gauge field theory, spontaneous symmetry breaking mechanism, the Higgs mechanism and quantum chromodynamics. From the time when the first edition was published until today, the field of particle physics has seen some major break-through with the possible discovery of Higgs particle, also known as the Higgs boson. In the second edition, the famous Higgs mechanism is included to explain the symmetry breaking in the Standard Model and the origin of mass, and all of this is explained in high-school level algebra. Aimed at both scientists and non-specialists, it requires only some rudimentary knowledge of the Lagrangian and Hamiltonian formulation of Newtonian mechanics as well as a basic understanding of the special theory of relativity and quantum mechanics to enjoy this book
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Cataloging source
OU/DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Han, M. Y
Dewey number
530.14/3
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
QC793.2
LC item number
.H36 2014
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Particles (Nuclear physics)
  • Quantum field theory
Label
From photons to Higgs : a story of light, Moo-Young Han, Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (KAIST), Korea Et Duke University, USA
Instantiates
Publication
Note
  • Revision of: A story of light. 2004
  • Includes index
Bar code
31223108669905
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Particles and fields I: Dichotomy -- Lagangian and Hamiltonian dynamics -- Canonical quantization -- Particles and fields II: Duality -- Equations for duality -- Electromagnetic field -- Emulation of light I: Matter fields -- Road map for field quantization -- Particles and fields III: Particles as quanta of fields -- Emulation of light II: Interactions -- Triumph and wane -- Leptons and quarks -- What is gauge field theory? -- The weak gauge fields -- The Higgs mechanism and the electroweak gauge fields -- The Higgs particle -- Evolution of the strong force -- The history of color SU(3) symmetry -- Quantum chromodynamics, QCD -- Appendix 1: The natural unit system -- Appendix 2: Notation -- Appendix 3: Velocity-dependent potential -- Appendix 4: Fourier decomposition of field -- Appendix 5: Mass units for particles -- Appendix 6. Mass-range relation
Dimensions
23 cm
Edition
2nd edition.
Extent
xiv, 127 pages
Isbn
9789814583862
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Lccn
2013045018
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • 877947750
  • (OCoLC)877947750
Label
From photons to Higgs : a story of light, Moo-Young Han, Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (KAIST), Korea Et Duke University, USA
Publication
Note
  • Revision of: A story of light. 2004
  • Includes index
Bar code
31223108669905
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Particles and fields I: Dichotomy -- Lagangian and Hamiltonian dynamics -- Canonical quantization -- Particles and fields II: Duality -- Equations for duality -- Electromagnetic field -- Emulation of light I: Matter fields -- Road map for field quantization -- Particles and fields III: Particles as quanta of fields -- Emulation of light II: Interactions -- Triumph and wane -- Leptons and quarks -- What is gauge field theory? -- The weak gauge fields -- The Higgs mechanism and the electroweak gauge fields -- The Higgs particle -- Evolution of the strong force -- The history of color SU(3) symmetry -- Quantum chromodynamics, QCD -- Appendix 1: The natural unit system -- Appendix 2: Notation -- Appendix 3: Velocity-dependent potential -- Appendix 4: Fourier decomposition of field -- Appendix 5: Mass units for particles -- Appendix 6. Mass-range relation
Dimensions
23 cm
Edition
2nd edition.
Extent
xiv, 127 pages
Isbn
9789814583862
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Lccn
2013045018
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • 877947750
  • (OCoLC)877947750

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