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Quantum Chromodynamics on the Lattice

An Introductory Presentation

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  • © 2010


  • Providing a practical guide to actual calculations
  • First introductory book for newcomers to the field
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Part of the book series: Lecture Notes in Physics (LNP, volume 788)

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The lattice formulation is at present the most successful approach to Quantum Chromodynamics - the theory of quarks and gluons. This book is intended for newcomers to the field and presents a clear and easy-to-follow path from the first principles all the way to actual calculations. It focusses on QCD and discusses mainly SU(3) lattice gauge theory, both with and without fermions. Numerical calculations in lattice field theory have now become the most effective approach for obtaining quantitative results, and thus three chapters include sections describing numerical techniques, as used in pure gauge theory, in quenched spectroscopy and in treating dynamical fermions.

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From the reviews:

“This is a very nice and readable book on lattice gauge theories. It is conceived for non-specialists in the field and is quite self-contained. … It is a modern, updated introduction to lattice gauge theory, very easy to consult and conceived in a modern way. This is an excellent textbook for students or anyone wishing to be introduced to the subject.”­­­ (Giuseppe Nardelli, Mathematical Reviews, Issue 2010 k)

Authors and Affiliations

  • FB Theoretische Physik, Institut für Physik, Universität Graz, Graz, Austria

    Christof Gattringer

  • Inst. Theoretische Physik, Universität Graz, Graz, Austria

    Christian B. Lang

Bibliographic Information

  • Book Title: Quantum Chromodynamics on the Lattice

  • Book Subtitle: An Introductory Presentation

  • Authors: Christof Gattringer, Christian B. Lang

  • Series Title: Lecture Notes in Physics

  • DOI:

  • Publisher: Springer Berlin, Heidelberg

  • eBook Packages: Physics and Astronomy, Physics and Astronomy (R0)

  • Copyright Information: Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2010

  • Hardcover ISBN: 978-3-642-01849-7Published: 16 October 2009

  • Softcover ISBN: 978-3-642-26095-7Published: 14 March 2012

  • eBook ISBN: 978-3-642-01850-3Published: 03 October 2009

  • Series ISSN: 0075-8450

  • Series E-ISSN: 1616-6361

  • Edition Number: 1

  • Number of Pages: XV, 343

  • Number of Illustrations: 34 b/w illustrations

  • Topics: Elementary Particles, Quantum Field Theory, Numerical and Computational Physics, Simulation

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