1300 36 33 32

Just as ordinary symmetries relate various forms of matter to each other, and various basic forces to each other, so the novel concept of supersymmetry relates (Fermi) matter to (Bose) force. It is the aim of this book to provide a brief introductory description of the new physical and mathematical ideas involved in formulating supersymmetric theories. The book starts with a physical motivation of supersymmetry, a presentation of the mathematics of Lie superalgebras, supergroups and superspace. Techniques for constructing manifestly globally supersymmetric field theories are given, using the superfield formalism. To allow for a clear flow of ideas, the basic ideas and techniques are worked out in low space dimensionalities where the formulae do not obscure the concepts. Generalizations to four space-time dimensions are then readily come by. Some quantum aspects are discussed. Possible phenomenological applications are not emphasized. Supergravities, locally supersymmetric theories are then considered in 4 and 11 dimensions, in component formalism. An introduction to supersymmetry will be of interest to postgraduate students and researchers in theoretical and particle physics, especially those working in quantum field theory, quantum gravity, general relativity and supergravity. The book will also be of interest to mathematicians with an interest in theoretical physics.

Buy Introduction to Supersymmetry book by Peter G. O. Freund from Australia's Online Bookstore, Boomerang Books.

Book Details

ISBN: 9780521356756
ISBN-10: 052135675X
Format: Paperback
(228mm x 152mm x 10mm)
Pages: 164
Imprint: Cambridge University Press
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publish Date: 31-Mar-1988
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

Other Editions

Reviews

» Have you read this book? We'd like to know what you think about it - write a review about Introduction to Supersymmetry book by Peter G. O. Freund and you'll earn 50c in Boomerang Bucks loyalty dollars (you must be a member - it's free to sign up!)

Write Review