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Supersymmetry in particle physics : an elementary introduction

Author: Ian Johnston Rhind Aitchison
Publisher: Cambridge : Cambridge University Press, 2007.
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"The first textbook to provide a simple pedagogical introduction to what has been a formidably technical field, this elementary and practical treatment brings readers to the frontier of contemporary research, in particular, to the confrontation with experiments at the Large Hadron Collider. Intended primarily for first-year graduate students in particle physics, both experimental and theoretical, this volume will  Read more...
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Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Computer File, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Ian Johnston Rhind Aitchison
ISBN: 9780521880237 0521880238 0511354606 9780511354601
OCLC Number: 154682298
Description: xiii, 222 pages : illustrations ; 26 cm
Contents: 1. Introduction and motivation --
2. Spinors: Weyl, Dirac and Majorana --
3. Introduction to sypersymmetry and the MSSM --
4. sypersymmetry algebra and supermultiplets --
5. Wess-Zumino model --
6. Superfields --
7. Vector (or gauge) supermultiplets --
8. MSSM --
9. SUSY breaking --
10. Higgs sector and electroweak symmetry breaking in the MSSM --
11. Sparticle masses in the MSSM --
12. Some simple tree-level calculations in the MSSM.
Responsibility: Ian J.R. Aitchison.
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