Understanding the physics of heavy quarks gives physicists the
unique opportunity to test the predictions of Quantum
Chromodynamics and the Standard Model. Heavy Quark Physics provides
an exciting introduction to this new area of high energy physics.
Two leading experts in the field review the standard model, the
basics of heavy quark spin-flavor symmetry, and detail how it can
be applied to the classification of states, decays and
fragmentation. The heavy quark effective theory is developed,
including the radiative and 1/mQ corrections, and applied to the
study of hadron masses, form factors, and inclusive decay rates.
The authors also discuss the application of chiral perturbation
theory to heavy hadrons. To aid the reader, many of the key
calculations are performed step by step, and problems are provided
at the end of each chapter. This lucid volume provides graduate
students with an ideal introduction to the physics of heavy quarks,
and more experienced researchers with an authoritative reference to
Cambridge University Press (Virtual Publishing)
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||Cambridge Monographs on Particle Physics, Nuclear Physics and Cosmology, 10
Aneesh V. Manohar
• Mark B. Wise
||Electronic book text
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