Theoretical and Mathematical Physics

Introduction to Gauge Field Theories

Authors: Chaichian, M., Nelipa, N. F.

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In recent years, gauge fields have attracted much attention in elementary par­ ticle physics. The reason is that great progress has been achieved in solving a number of important problems of field theory and elementary particle physics by means of the quantum theory of gauge fields. This refers, in particular, to constructing unified gauge models and theory of strong interactions between the elementary particles. This book expounds the fundamentals of the quantum theory of gauge fields and its application for constructing unified gauge models and the theory of strong interactions. In writing the book, the authors' aim was three-fold: firstly, to outline the basic ideas underlying the unified gauge models and the theory of strong inter­ actions; secondly, to discuss the major unified gauge models, the theory of strong interactions and their experimental implications; and, thirdly, to acquaint the reader with a rather special mathematical approach (path-in­ tegral method) which has proved to be well suited for constructing the quantum theory of gauge fields. Gauge fields are a vigorously developing area. In this book, we have select­ ed for presentation the more or less traditional and commonly accepted mate­ rial. There also exist a number of different approaches which are presently being developed. The most important of them are touched upon in the Conclusion.

Table of contents (17 chapters)

  • Introduction

    Chaichian, Masud (et al.)

    Pages 1-3

  • Global Invariance

    Chaichian, Masud (et al.)

    Pages 7-25

  • Local (Gauge) Invariance

    Chaichian, Masud (et al.)

    Pages 26-37

  • Spontaneous Symmetry-Breaking

    Chaichian, Masud (et al.)

    Pages 38-49

  • Path Integrals and Transition Amplitudes

    Chaichian, Masud (et al.)

    Pages 53-78

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Introduction to Gauge Field Theories
Authors
Translated by
Estrin, J.
Series Title
Theoretical and Mathematical Physics
Copyright
1984
Publisher
Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
Copyright Holder
Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
eBook ISBN
978-3-642-82177-6
DOI
10.1007/978-3-642-82177-6
Softcover ISBN
978-3-642-82179-0
Series ISSN
1864-5879
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XII, 332
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