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By Kenneth R. Lang

His is a definitive reference of 2,100 primary formulae utilized in astronomy and astrophysics. It not just makes available all of the quintessential equations hired within the box, but in addition rigorously explains the actual assumptions and constants underlying them.

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Willenbrock Tevatron is already probing the physics of electroweak symmetry breaking, and the CERN Large Hadron Collider is sure to give us a lot of information. Our goal is to unravel the mechanism of electroweak symmetry breaking, perhaps with the assistance of a Linear (e + e~) Collider. It is going to take a lot of effort on the part of both theorists and experimentalists, and it is going to be an awful lot of fun. Acknowledgments I would like to thank John Terning, Carlos Wagner, and Dieter Zeppenfeld for the opportunity to present these lectures, and the TASI students for their questions and comments.

The SU{2)L X t/(l)y gauge symmetry acts on the Higgs matrix field as SU{2)L : $ -> L $ U(l)Y : $ -» Qe-i*30 (54) where the 03 in the hypercharge transformation is again due to the opposite hypercharges of cf> and t(f>*. Under SU(2)L, Tr (£>„$)*£>"$ -* Tr (£» Al $) t L t L J D"$ = Tr (Z> M $) t D"$ which shows it is invariant. (55) 20 S. Willenbrock To make the approximate global symmetry manifest, take the limit that the hypercharge coupling vanishes, g' —> 0. The Higgs Lagrangian is still given by Eq.

57) yields the hypercharge transformation of Eq. (54). WllLi + L{dtiL)Li. (in) Under a global SU(2)L transformation, the second term is absent, and W^ transforms simply under the adjoint (triplet) representation of SU(2)L. Since W£ is a singlet under SU(2)R, it also transforms as a triplet under SU(2)L+R. Exercise 3-4 ~ Using l'Hopital's rule for sick functions gives lim - ^ - = lim - = 1 x—>l x — 1 (112) x—>1 X where x = rn^jra^. Thus the correction, which is proportional to x + vanishes in the limit x —-> 1.

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