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|All Authors / Contributors:||
Maciej A Nowak; M Rho; I Zahed
|Description:||xx, 528 p. : ill|
|Contents:||Part 1 QCD vacuum: QCD vacuum as a magnetic medium; monopoles, harons and confinement; instantons and chiral symmetry. Part 2 Chiral QCD - mesons: the large Nc limit; aspects of current algebra; effective Lagrangians; soft pion physics; vector mesons - open and hidden. Part 3 Chiral QCD-baryons: Wess-Zumino-Witten term; Berry phases, spin factors; skyrmions; Cheshire cat mechanism; chiral spin systems; anyons. Part 4 Chiral QCD - nuclei: nuclear forces; exchange currents; nuclei from skyrmions. Part 5 Chiral symmetry breaking and strangeness: piN sigma term; the proton spin problem; strangeness in the nucleon; strange matter; heavy flavour systems. Part 6 Hadronic matter under extreme conditions: hot matter; RHIC; dense matter; neutron stars.|
|Responsibility:||Maciej A. Nowak, Mannque Rho, Ismail Zahed|
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