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QCD

under construction

Context

Physics

physics, mathematical physics, philosophy of physics

Surveys, textbooks and lecture notes


theory (physics), model (physics)

experiment, measurement, computable physics

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.

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)

Rigorous construction as a perturbative quantum field theory via causal perturbation theory is due to

Discussion of QCD perturbation theory includes

Revised on July 16, 2017 16:57:38 by Urs Schreiber (94.220.65.168)