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QCD

Contents

under construction

Context

Physics

physics, mathematical physics, philosophy of physics

Surveys, textbooks and lecture notes


theory (physics), model (physics)

experiment, measurement, computable physics

Algebraic Qunantum Field Theory

algebraic quantum field theory (perturbative, on curved spacetimes, homotopical)

Introduction

Concepts

field theory:

Lagrangian field theory

quantization

quantum mechanical system, quantum probability

free field quantization

gauge theories

interacting field quantization

renormalization

Theorems

States and observables

Operator algebra

Local QFT

Perturbative QFT

Contents

Idea

Quantum chromodynamics (“QCD”) is the quantum field theory of Yang-Mills theory: it describes the quantum theory of gluons and quarks.

The corresponding effective field theory that describes bound states such as protons is quantum hadrodynamics.

Properties

References

Introductions include

  • Peter Skands, Introduction to QCD (arXiv:1207.2389)

  • Y. Kurihara, QCD at LHC for beginners Lesson 1 (pdf), Lesson 2 (pdf) Lesson 3 (pdf)

  • Particle Data Group, Quantum Chromodynamics (pdf)

Rigorous construction as a perturbative quantum field theory via causal perturbation theory is discussed in

Discussion of on-shell methods in QCD perturbation theory includes

See also

  • Bo-Lun Du, Xing-Gang Wu, Jian-Ming Shen, Stanley J. Brodsky, Extending the Predictive Power of Perturbative QCD (arXiv:1807.11144)

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