Unification and supersymmetry : the frontiers of quark-lepton physics / Rabindra N. Mohapatra.Material type: BookSeries: Graduate texts in contemporary physics.Copyright date: New York : Springer, 2010Edition: Third Edition.Description: xx, 421 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm.ISBN: 9780387955346; 0387955348 (alk. paper).Subject(s): Grand unified theories (Nuclear physics) | Supersymmetry | Particles (Nuclear physics) | Physics | Quantum theory | Grandes teorías unificadas (física nuclear) | Supersimetría | Partículas (Física nuclear) | Física | Teoría cuánticaDDC classification: 539.72 Online resources: Publisher description | Table of contents only
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Includes bibliographical references.
1. Important Basic Concepts in Particle Physics -- 2. Spontaneous Symmetry Breaking -- 3. The SU(2)[subscript L] x U(1) Model -- 4. CP Violation: Weak and Strong -- 5. Grand Unification and the SU(5) Model -- 6. Symmetric Models of Weak Interactions and Massive Neutrinos -- 7. SO(10) Grand Unification -- 8. Technicolor and Compositeness -- 9. Global Supersymmetry -- 10. Field Theories with Global Supersymmetry -- 11. Broken Supersymmetry and Application to Particle Physics -- 12. Minimal Supersymmetric Standard Model -- 13. Supersymmetric Grand Unification. -- 14. Local Supersymmetry (N = 1) -- 15. Application of Supergravity (N = 1) to Particle Physics -- 16. Beyond N = 1 Supergravity -- 17. Superstrings and Quark-Lepton Physics.
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 third edition has been completely revised and brought up to date, particularly by including discussions of the many experimental developments in recent years.