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Foundations of Perturbative QCD by John Collins

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Appendix A

Notations, conventions, standard mathematical results

In this appendix, I have collected the definitions of notations and conventions that I use. In addition, I have collected some standard numerical results and formulae that are frequently used in practical QCD calculations. For normalization conventions and the like, I generally follow the conventions of the Particle Data Group (PDG) (Amsler et al., 2008).

In some cases it may be quite difficult to discover some of these formulae in the literature, and the reader wishing to check them may find it easier to rederive them than do a literature search.

A.1 General notations

1.  I use to denote the definition of a symbol, as in .
2.  I use to indicate a preliminary early version ...

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