Unravel the mystery of SUPERSYMMETRY
Trying to comprehend supersymmetry but feeling a bit off balance? Grab hold of this straightforward guide and learn the fundamental concepts behind this revolutionary principle.
Written in an easy-to-follow format, Supersymmetry Demystified explains Weyl, Majorana, and Dirac spinors, notations, and supersymmetric lagrangians. Supersymmetric charges and their algebra are discussed, as are interactions and gauge theories. The book also covers superspace formalism, superfields, supersymmetry breaking, and much more. Detailed examples, clear illustrations, and concise explanations make it easy to understand the material, and end-of-chapter quizzes and a final exam help reinforce learning.
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Simple enough for a beginner, but challenging enough for an advanced student, Supersymmetry Demystified is your key to understanding this fascinating particle physics subject.
|About the author|
Patrick Labelle has a PhD in theoretical physics from Cornell University and held a postdoctoral position for two years at McGill University. He has been teaching physics at the college level for twelve years at Bishop’s University and Champlain Regional College in Sherbrooke, Quebec. Dr. Labelle spent summers doing research both at the Centre Européen de Recherches Nucléaires (CERN) in Geneva, home of the Large Hadron Collider, and at Fermilab, the world’s second largest particle accelerator near Chicago. He has published a dozen papers in particle physics and has participated in the French translation of Brian Greene’s The Elegant Universe (in the role of technical adviser).
|Table of contents|
Chapter 1. Introduction; Chapter 2. A Crash Course on Weyl Spinors; Chapter 3. New Notation for the Components of Weyl Spinors; Chapter 4. The Physics of Weyl, Majorana, and Dirac Spinors; Chapter 5. Building the Simplest Supersymmetric Lagrangian; Chapter 6. The Supersymmetric Charges and Their Algebra; Chapter 7. Applications of the SUSY Algebra; Chapter 8. Adding Interactions: The Wess-Zumino Model; Chapter 9. Some Explicit Calculations; Chapter 10. Supersymmetric Gauge Theories; Chapter 11. Superspace Formalism; Chapter 12. Left-Chiral Superfields; Chapter 13. Supersymmetric Gauge Field Theories in the Superfield Approach; Chapter 14. SUSY Breaking; Chapter 15. Introduction to the Minimal Supersymmetric Standard Model; Chapter 16. Some Phenomenological Implications of the MSSM; Final Exam; Appendix A. Useful Identities; Appendix B. Solutions to Exercises; Appendix C. Solutions to Quizzes; Appendix D. Solutions to Final Exam; Index