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Foundations of Perturbative QCD by John Collins

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Basics of QCD

In this chapter, we review some basic properties of QCD that directly follow from its definition. This material is completely standard, and will form a foundation for the rest of the book. More details can be found in a standard textbook on quantum field theory, e.g., Peskin and Schroeder (1995), Srednicki (2007), Sterman (1993) and Weinberg (1995, 1996). For specific information on renormalization and the renormalization group see also my book on renormalization (Collins, 1984).

I first review how the theory is quantized and renormalized. Then I discuss the renormalization group (RG) and the calculation of the asymptotic freedom of QCD. A brief review of the flavor symmetries follows. Finally I show some of the complications ...

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