Quantum Chromodynamics on the Lattice: An Introductory Presentation

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Springer Science & Business Media, Oct 16, 2009 - Science - 343 pages
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This introduction to quantum chromodynamics presents the basic concepts and calculations in a clear and didactic style accessible to those new to the field. Readers will find useful methods for obtaining numerical results, including pure gauge theory and quenched spectroscopy.

 

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Contents

The path integral on the lattice
1
QCD on the lattice a first look
25
Pure gauge theory on the lattice
42
Numerical simulation of pure gauge theory
73
Fermions on the lattice
102
Hadron spectroscopy
123
Chiral symmetry on the lattice
157
Dynamical fermions
185
Symanzik improvement and RG actions
213
More about lattice fermions
243
Hadron structure
267
Temperature and chemical potential
300
Appendix
327
Index
337
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Dr. Christian B. Lang lehrt und forscht als Professor f??r Theoretische Physik an der Universit??t Graz. Seine Arbeitsgebiete umfassen die Elementarteilchenphysik, Statistische Physik und Computational Physics. Dr. Norbert Pucker ist Professor f??r Theoretische Physik an der Karl-Franzens-Universit??t Graz mit den Schwerpunkten Energie und Umwelt.

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