Quantum Chromodynamics

An Introduction to the Theory of Quarks and Gluons

  • F. J. Ynduráin

Part of the Texts and Monographs in Physics book series (TMP)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xi
  2. F. J. Ynduráin
    Pages 1-11
  3. F. J. Ynduráin
    Pages 12-57
  4. F. J. Ynduráin
    Pages 58-130
  5. F. J. Ynduráin
    Pages 171-214
  6. Back Matter
    Pages 215-228

About this book

Introduction

It has been almost thirty years since Yang and Mills (1954) performed their pioneering work on gauge theories, and it is probably safe to say that we have in our hands a good candidate for a theory of the strong interactions, based precisely on a non-Abelian gauge theory. While our understanding of quantum chromodynamics (QCD) is still incomplete, there have been sufficient theoretical developments, many of them enjoying a degree of support from experimental evidence, to justify a reasonably systematic treatise on the subject. Of course, no presentation of QCD can claim to be complete, since the theory is still in the process of elaboration. The selection of topics reflects this: I have tried to discuss those parts of the theory that are more likely to endure, and particularly those developments that can, with a minimum of rigor, be derived from "first principles." To be sure, prejudice has also influenced my choice: one necessarily tends to give more attention to subjects with which one is familiar, and to eschew unfamiliar ones. I will not pause here to point out topics which perhaps should have been included* (see, however, Section 46); the list of references should fill in the gaps. "The one I regret most is lattice QCD. At the time I wrote the first draft of this book, lattice QCD had not undergone the spectacular development we have recently witnessed.

Keywords

Gluon Gluons Hadrone Hadrons QCD Quantenchromodynamik Quark Quarks field theory gauge theory hadron quantum chromodynamics solution vacuum

Authors and affiliations

  • F. J. Ynduráin
    • 1
  1. 1.Departamento de Física TeóricaUniversidad Autónoma de MadridCanto Blanco, Madrid - 34Spain

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-662-09633-8
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 1983
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-3-662-09635-2
  • Online ISBN 978-3-662-09633-8
  • Series Print ISSN 1864-5879
  • Series Online ISSN 1864-5887
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