The anomalous magnetic moment of the muon

The anomalous magnetic moment of the muon
Jegerlehner F.

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This book reviews the present state of knowledge of the anomalous magnetic moment a=(g-2)/2 of the muon. The muon anomalous magnetic moment amy is one of the most precisely measured quantities in elementary particle physics and provides one of the most stringent tests of relativistic quantum field theory as a fundamental theoretical framework. It allows for an extremely precise check of the standard model of elementary particles and of its limitations. Recent experiments at the Brookhaven National Laboratory now reach the unbelievable precision of 0.5 parts per million, improving the accuracy of previous g-2 experiments at CERN by a factor of 14. A major part of the book is devoted to the theory of the anomalous magnetic moment and to estimates of the theoretical uncertainties. Quantum electrodynamics and electroweak and hadronic effects are reviewed. Since non-perturbative hadronic effects play a key role for the precision test, their evaluation is described in detail. After the overview of theory, the experimental achievements are surveyed, and comparisons with theory are discussed. Possible explanations for the observed deviation are presented. Perspectives for future improvements of the theoretical and experimental precision are considered. This reference text for researchers in elementary particle physics requires some basic knowledge of relativistic quantum field theory and elementary particle theory.
Product Details

* Hardcover: 426 pages
* Publisher: Springer; 1 edition (November 28, 2007)
* Language: English
* ISBN-10: 3540726330
* ISBN-13: 978-3540726333

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