The book begins with a brief review of supersymmetry, and the construction of the minimal supersymmetric standard model and approaches to supersymmetry breaking. General non-perturbative methods are also reviewed leading to the development of holomorphy and the Affleck-Dine-Seiberg superpotential as powerful tools for analysing supersymmetric theories. Seiberg duality is discussed in detail, with many example applications provided, with special attention paid to its use in understanding dynamical supersysmmetry breaking. The Seiberg-Witten theory of monopoles is introduced through the analysis of simpler N=1 analogues. Superconformal field theories are described along with the most recent development known as "amaximization". Supergravity theories are examined in 4, 10, and 11 dimensions, allowing for a discussion of anomaly and gaugino mediation, and setting the stage for the anti- de Sitter/conformal field theory correspondence. This book is unique in containing an overview of the important developments in supersymmetry since the publication of "Suppersymmetry and Supergravity" by Wess and Bagger. It also strives to cover topics that are of interest to both formal and phenomenological theorists.
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A useful, intelligent, well-written book. ( Martin Rocek, State University of New York at Stony Brook)
Terning has made important discoveries in this field, and his deep insight and broad perspective are vividly reflected in this book. His explanations are extremely clear emphasizing the relevant points. This makes the book particularly helpful for people who want to study this important field. I am sure that this book will become a classic. ( Nathan Seiberg, Institute for Advanced Study, Princeton)
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Descrizione libro Oxford Univ Pr, 2009. Paperback. Condizione libro: Brand New. 1st edition. 336 pages. 9.06x6.14x0.71 inches. In Stock. Codice libro della libreria __0199559511
Descrizione libro Oxford University Press, 2009. Paperback. Condizione libro: New. book. Codice libro della libreria 0199559511
Descrizione libro Oxford University Press, 2009. Paperback. Condizione libro: New. Codice libro della libreria P110199559511
Descrizione libro Oxford University Press, USA, 2009. Paperback. Condizione libro: New. Codice libro della libreria SONG0199559511