Towards Computational Rules: Feynman Diagrams

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Part of the Lecture Notes in Physics book series (LNP, volume 839)

Abstract

As the basic tool to describe the physics of elementary particles, the final aim of quantum field theory is the calculation of observables. Most of the information we have about the physics of subatomic particles comes from scattering experiments. Typically, these experiments consist of arranging two or more particles to collide with a certain energy and to setup an array of detectors, sufficiently far away from the region where the collision takes place, that register the outgoing products of the collision and their momenta (together with other relevant quantum numbers).

Keywords

Total Cross Section Differential Cross Section Feynman Diagram Compton Scattering Feynman Rule 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Luis Álvarez-Gaumé
    • 1
  • Miguel Á. Vázquez-Mozo
    • 2
  1. 1.Theory Unit, Physics DepartmentCERNGenevaSwitzerland
  2. 2.Departamento de Física FundamentalUniversidad de SalamancaSalamancaSpain

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