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The muon anomalous magnetic moment is one of the most precisely measured quantities in elementary particle physics and provides one of the most stringent tests of relativistic quantum field theory as a fundamental theoretical framework.
It allows for an extremely precise check of the standard model of elementary particles and of its limitations.
This book reviews the present state of knowledge of the anomalous magnetic moment a=(g-2)/2 of the muon.
Recent experiments at the Brookhaven National Laboratory now reach the unbelievable precision of 0.5 parts per million, improving the accuracy of previous g-2 experiments at CERN by a factor of 14.
A major part of the book is devoted to the theory of the anomalous magnetic moment and to estimates of the theoretical uncertainties.
In addition, quantum electrodynamics and electroweak and hadronic effects are reviewed. Since non-perturbative hadronic effects play a key role for the precision test, their evaluation is described in detail.
Perspectives for future improvements of the theoretical and experimental precision are considered.
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Content Level » Research
Keywords » CERN - Electroweak interaction - Hadron - Lepton - Magnetic moment - Muon - Particle Physics - Precision tests - Quantum electrodynamics - Relativistic quantum theory - Standard Model - g-2
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