Springer Tracts in Modern Physics

The Anomalous Magnetic Moment of the Muon

Authors: Jegerlehner, Friedrich

  • Up-to-date review makes this a study of great contemporary relevance
  • Detailed evaluation of non-perturbative hadronic effects
  • Perspectives for future improvements in theoretical and experimental precision are considered
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It seems to be a strange enterprise to attempt write a physics book about a single number. It was not my idea to do so, but why not. In mathematics, maybe, one would write a book about ?. Certainly, the muon’s anomalous magnetic moment is a very special number and today re?ects almost the full spectrum of e?ects incorporated in today’s Standard Model (SM) of fun- mental interactions, including the electromagnetic, the weak and the strong forces. The muon g? 2, how it is also called, is a truly fascinating theme both from an experimental and from a theoretical point of view and it has played a crucial role in the development of QED which ?nally developed into the SM by successive inclusion of the weak and the strong interactions. The topic has fascinated a large number of particle physicists, last but not least it was always a benchmark for theory as a monitor for e?ects beyond what was known at the time. As an example, nobody could believe that a muon is just a heavy version of an electron; why should nature repeat itself, it hardly can make sense.

Table of contents (7 chapters)

  • Introduction

    Jegerlehner, Friedrich

    Pages 3-21

  • Quantum Field Theory and Quantum Electrodynamics

    Jegerlehner, Friedrich

    Pages 23-133

  • Lepton Magnetic Moments: Basics

    Jegerlehner, Friedrich

    Pages 135-203

  • Electromagnetic and Weak Radiative Corrections

    Jegerlehner, Friedrich

    Pages 207-262

  • Hadronic Effects

    Jegerlehner, Friedrich

    Pages 263-345

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
The Anomalous Magnetic Moment of the Muon
Authors
Series Title
Springer Tracts in Modern Physics
Series Volume
226
Copyright
2008
Publisher
Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
Copyright Holder
Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
eBook ISBN
978-3-540-72634-0
DOI
10.1007/978-3-540-72634-0
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-540-72633-3
Softcover ISBN
978-3-642-09168-1
Series ISSN
0081-3869
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XIV, 426
Number of Illustrations and Tables
172 b/w illustrations
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