Chapter 8. Spontaneously Broken Symmetry and the Higgs Mechanism

  1. Mike Guidry

Published Online: 29 DEC 2007

DOI: 10.1002/9783527617357.ch8

Gauge Field Theories: An Introduction with Applications

Gauge Field Theories: An Introduction with Applications

How to Cite

Guidry, M. (1991) Spontaneously Broken Symmetry and the Higgs Mechanism, in Gauge Field Theories: An Introduction with Applications, Wiley-VCH Verlag GmbH, Weinheim, Germany. doi: 10.1002/9783527617357.ch8

Author Information

  1. Department of Physics University of Tennessee Knoxville, Tennessee and Oak Ridge National Laboratory Oak Ridge, Tennessee

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 29 DEC 2007
  2. Published Print: 28 OCT 1991

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780471631170

Online ISBN: 9783527617357

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Keywords:

  • quantum field theory;
  • Wigner mode;
  • Goldstone mode;
  • anomalous symmetries;
  • elementary quantum mechanics

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Classical Symmetry Modes

  • A Simple Example

  • Goldstone Bosons

  • The Higgs Mechanism

  • Some General Remarks

  • Background and Further Reading