IMPORTANT COVID-19 UPDATES

9780521835091

High P t Physics at Hadron Colliders

by
  • ISBN13:

    9780521835091

  • ISBN10:

    0521835097

  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 2005-01-31
  • Publisher: Cambridge University Press

Note: Supplemental materials are not guaranteed with Rental or Used book purchases.

Purchase Benefits

  • Free Shipping On Orders Over $35!
    Your order must be $35 or more to qualify for free economy shipping. Bulk sales, PO's, Marketplace items, eBooks and apparel do not qualify for this offer.
  • Get Rewarded for Ordering Your Textbooks! Enroll Now
List Price: $252.00 Save up to $63.00
  • Buy Used
    $189.00
    Add to Cart Free Shipping

    USUALLY SHIPS IN 2-4 BUSINESS DAYS

Supplemental Materials

What is included with this book?

Summary

This book provides a comprehensive introduction to high transverse momentum reactions at hadron (proton-proton or proton-antiproton) colliders. It begins by introducing the Standard Model of high energy physics and describes the specialized detectors used. It then gives a general treatment of the reactions to be studied and summarizes the state of the art in hadron collider physics, defined by Tevatron results. The experimental program at the detectors being built for the Large Hadron Collider at CERN is described, with details of the search program and the general strategy to find the postulated Higgs particle. Speculations of physics beyond the Standard Model are also discussed. This book is suitable for graduate students and researchers in high energy physics. It incorporates a shareware program that enables the reader to reproduce many of the examples and exercises given in the text, and go beyond the scope of text into open-ended study.

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments x
Acronyms xi
Introduction 1(1)
Overview 1(1)
Scope 2(1)
Units 2(1)
Tools 3(2)
The Standard Model and electroweak symmetry breaking
5(22)
The energy frontier
5(1)
The particles of the Standard Model
6(3)
Gauge boson coupling to fermions
9(2)
Gauge boson self-couplings
11(1)
COMPHEP evaluation of boson self-couplings
12(4)
The Higgs mechanism for bosons and fermions
16(4)
Higgs interactions and decays
20(3)
Questions unanswered by the SM
23(4)
Questions
24(1)
Exercises
24(1)
References
25(1)
Further reading
26(1)
Detector basics
27(41)
SM particles -- mapping into detector subsystems
27(5)
Tracking and ``b tags''
32(4)
EM calorimetry -- e and y
36(4)
Hadron calorimetry -- jets of q and g and neutrino (missing ET)
40(15)
Muon systems
55(5)
Typical inelastic events
60(3)
Complex event topologies in D0 and CDF
63(5)
Exercises
65(1)
References
66(1)
Further reading
67(1)
Collider physics
68(40)
Phase space and rapidity -- the ``plateau''
69(3)
Source functions -- protons to partons
72(7)
Two body formation kinematics
79(2)
Point like scattering of partons
81(2)
Two-to-one Drell--Yan processes
83(8)
Two-to-two decay kinematics -- ``back to back''
91(9)
Jet fragmentation
100(8)
Exercises
105(1)
References
106(1)
Further reading
107(1)
Tevatron physics
108(39)
QCD -- jets and dijets
108(4)
αs determination
112(4)
Prompt photons
116(2)
b production at FNAL
118(4)
t production at Fermilab
122(4)
DY and lepton composites
126(3)
EW production
129(11)
Higgs mass from precision EW measurements
140(7)
Exercises
145(1)
References
146(1)
Further reading
146(1)
Higgs search strategy
147(42)
Cross sections at the LHC
147(2)
Higgs direct and ``loop'' couplings
149(2)
Higgs production rates
151(12)
Higgs branching ratios and search strategy
163(20)
Luminosity and discovery limits
183(2)
Lower limit on Higgs mass
185(4)
Exercises
187(1)
References
188(1)
Further reading
188(1)
SUSY and open questions in HEP
189(32)
Generations
190(2)
Parameters for mixing
192(2)
Mass scales
194(1)
Grand unification
195(8)
SUSY -- p stability and coupling constants
203(3)
SUSY -- cross sections at the LHC
206(2)
SUSY signatures and spectroscopy
208(7)
Cosmological constants (and SUSY?)
215(2)
SUSY and gravity
217(4)
Summary for hadron collider physics
219(1)
Exercises
219(1)
References
220(1)
Further reading
220(1)
Appendix A The Standard Model 221(9)
Appendix B A worked example in COMPHEP 230(10)
Appendix C Kinematics 240(4)
Appendix D Running couplings 244(5)
Index 249

Rewards Program

Write a Review