Quark confinement in gauge theories of strong interactions

  • Leonard Susskind
Part of the Lecture Notes in Physics book series (LNP, volume 37)


Gauge Theory Gauge Transformation Yang Mill Theory Gauge Invariance Gauge Field 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Leonard Susskind
    • 1
    • 2
  1. 1.Belfer Graduate School of ScienceNew YorkUSA
  2. 2.Tel Aviv UniversityTel AvivIsrael

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