Thursday, January 31, 2008

Electroweak theory in Quantum Field Theory Demystified

Today I am posting another sample chapter from the soon to be released Quantum Field Theory Demystified. This is chapter 10, which is a follow-on chapter to chapter 9, which was posted on January 25th. Chapter 9 discusses spontaneous symmetry breaking and the Higgs mechanism for generating mass in a kind of abstract sense. In chapter 10, we apply those methods to the specific case of electroweak theory and show how the procedure gives mass to the W/Z bosons (the massive gauge bosons).

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