Description 
1 online resource (286 pages) 
Series 
Cambridge monographs on particle physics, nuclear physics, and cosmology ; 31 

Cambridge monographs on particle physics, nuclear physics, and cosmology.

Contents 
Introduction; 1. The Pinch Technique at one loop; 2. Advanced pinch technique  still one loop; 3. Pinch technique to all orders; 4. The pinch technique in the BatalinVilkovisky framework; 5. The gauge technique; 6. SchwingerDyson equations in the pinch technique framework; 7. Nonperturbative gluon mass and quantum solitons; 8. Nexuses, sphalerons, and fractional topological charge; 9. A brief summary of d=3 NAGTs; 10. The pinch technique for electroweak theory; 11. Other applications of the pinch technique; Appendix; Index 
Summary 
"NonAbelian gauge theories, such as quantum chromodynamics (QCD) or electroweak theory, are best studied with the aid of Green's functions that are gaugeinvariant offshell, but unlike for the photon in quantum electrodynamics, conventional graphical constructions fail. The Pinch Technique provides a systematic framework for constructing such Green's functions, and has many useful applications. Beginning with elementary oneloop examples, this book goes on to extend the method to all orders, showing that the Pinch Technique is equivalent to calculations in the background field Feynman gauge. The Pinch Technique SchwingerDyson equations are derived, and used to show how a dynamical gluon mass arises in QCD. Applications are given to the center vortex picture of confinement, the gaugeinvariant treatment of resonant amplitudes, the definition of nonAbelian effective charges, hightemperature effects, and even supersymmetry. This book is ideal for elementary particle theorists and graduate students" Provided by publisher 
Bibliography 
Includes bibliographical references and index 
Notes 
English 

Print version record 
Subject 
Quantum chromodynamics  Mathematics


Gauge fields (Physics)  Mathematics


Green's functions.


Gauge invariance.


SCIENCE  Waves & Wave Mechanics.


Gauge fields (Physics)  Mathematics


Gauge invariance


Green's functions

Form 
Electronic book

Author 
Papavassiliou, Joannis.


Binosi, Daniele.

ISBN 
9780511933158 

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