Graduate Texts in Contemporary Physics

Unification and Supersymmetry

The Frontiers of Quark-Lepton Physics

Authors: Mohapatra, Rabindra N.

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Derived from a course given at the University of Maryland for advanced graduate students, this book deals with some of the latest developments in our attempts to construct a unified theory of the fundamental interactions of nature. Among the topics covered are spontaneous symmetry breaking, grand unified theories, supersymmetry, and supergravity. The book starts with a quick review of elementary particle theory and continues with a discussion of composite quarks, leptons, Higgs bosons, and CP violation; it concludes with consideration of supersymmetric unification schemes, in which bosons and leptons are considered in some sense equivalent. The second edition is updated and corrected and contains new chapters on recent developments. From reviews of the first edition: "This book captures the exciting developments of grand unification and supersymmetry of fundamental interactions in quantum field theory... gives a self-contained field-theoretic treatment of the complete subject... almost every possible development is included here." #Mathematical Reviews#1

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From the reviews of the third edition:

"....The book covers a very wide range of phenomena within the large subject of grand unification and supersymmetry in elementary particle physics. Almost every possible development in the field is included here."-Mathreviews.com

"An extremely useful resource for graduate students and researchers, this textbook, which was derived from a course given at the University of Maryland for advanced graduate students deals with some of the latest developments in our attempts to construct a unified theory of nature’s fundamental interactions. … I can safely recommend this textbook, which gives a fairly complete and self-contained theoretical treatment of the subject." (Georges Kohnen, Physicalia, Vol. 57 (2), 2005)


Table of contents (17 chapters)

  • Important Basic Concepts in Particle Physics

    Mohapatra, Rabindra N.

    Pages 1-19

  • Spontaneous Symmetry Breaking, Nambu-Goldstone Bosons, and the Higgs Mechanism

    Mohapatra, Rabindra N.

    Pages 20-36

  • The SU(2) L × U(1) Model

    Mohapatra, Rabindra N.

    Pages 37-73

  • CP-Violation: Weak and Strong

    Mohapatra, Rabindra N.

    Pages 74-101

  • Grand Unification and the SU(5) Model

    Mohapatra, Rabindra N.

    Pages 102-126

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Unification and Supersymmetry
Book Subtitle
The Frontiers of Quark-Lepton Physics
Authors
Series Title
Graduate Texts in Contemporary Physics
Copyright
1992
Publisher
Springer-Verlag New York
Copyright Holder
Springer Science+Business Media New York
eBook ISBN
978-1-4757-4373-9
DOI
10.1007/978-1-4757-4373-9
Series ISSN
0938-037X
Edition Number
2
Number of Pages
XVII, 405
Number of Illustrations and Tables
2 b/w illustrations
Topics