An Informal Introduction to Gauge Field Theories by Ian J. R. Aitchison

By Ian J. R. Aitchison

4 forces are dominant in physics: gravity, electromagnetism and the vulnerable and robust nuclear forces. Quantum electrodynamics - the hugely winning conception of the electromagnetic interplay - is a gauge box thought, and it really is now believed that the vulnerable and powerful forces can also be defined via generalizations of this kind of thought. during this brief booklet Dr Aitchison supplies an advent to those theories, a data of that is crucial in realizing glossy particle physics. With the belief that the reader is already acquainted with the rudiments of quantum box idea and Feynman graphs, his goal has been to supply a coherent, self-contained and but straightforward account of the theoretical rules and actual principles at the back of gauge box theories.

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