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An Introduction to Particle Physics and the Standard Model by Man PDF

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ISBN-10: 1420083007

ISBN-13: 9781420083002

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Integer spin ). 4. 4 here – they can be demonstrated from some basic properties in quantum field theory. What this means is that since all non-gravitational forces are mediated by spin-1 bosons, they all have both an attractive and a repulsive character. What if we include gravity? The fact that gravity is always attractive means that it must be mediated by an even-integer spin particle; we call this particle the graviton and it has spin-2. The Higgs boson (should it be found) has spin-0 and so will have a purely attractive character as well.

3 Stars Short 1 8 gluons 1 W+ ,W− ,Z0 1 Strong Radioactivity Short 10−5 Weak Abelian Gauge Non-Abelian Gauge Non-Abelian Gauge U(1) Broken SU(3) SU(2) × U(1)Y SU(3) Grand Unified Theory????? ) Photon 1 Lightning (Long) 10−2 Electromagnetism 12 An Introduction to Particle Physics and the Standard Model Introduction and Overview 13 This classical notion of force is modified at short distances due to quantum effects [16]. As Planck and Einstein noted in the last century, in order to describe certain phenomena (such as blackbody radiation or the photoelectric effect) the electromagnetic field should be “lumpy” – that is, it should come in distinct quanta called photons.

E. integer spin ). 4. 4 here – they can be demonstrated from some basic properties in quantum field theory. What this means is that since all non-gravitational forces are mediated by spin-1 bosons, they all have both an attractive and a repulsive character. What if we include gravity? The fact that gravity is always attractive means that it must be mediated by an even-integer spin particle; we call this particle the graviton and it has spin-2. The Higgs boson (should it be found) has spin-0 and so will have a purely attractive character as well.

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