
Title  The Anomalous Magnetic Moment of the Muon 
Author(s)  by Friedrich Jegerlehner 
Edition  2nd ed. 2017 
Description  XVIII, 693 p. 206 illus., 110 illus. in color : online resource 
Abstract Note  This research monograph covers extensively the theory of the muon anomalous magnetic moment and provides estimates of the theoretical uncertainties. The muon anomalous magnetic moment 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. This book reviews the present state of knowledge of the anomalous magnetic moment a=(g2)/2 of the muon. Recent experiments at the Brookhaven National Laboratory now reach the unbelievable precision of 0.5 parts per million, improving the accuracy of previous g2 experiments at CERN by a factor of 14. In addition, quantum electrodynamics and electroweak and hadronic effects are reviewed. Since nonperturbative hadronic effects play a key role for the precision test, their evaluation is described in detail. Perspectives for future improvements of the theoretical and experimental precision are considered. The new edition features improved theoretical predictions to match upcoming experiments, like the one at Fermilab. Additionally the new more precise basic parameters are presented 
Contents Note  Part I: Basic Concepts, Introduction to QED, g ??? 2 in a Nutshell, General Properties and Tools  Introduction  Quantum Field Theory and Quantum Electrodynamics  Lepton Magnetic Moments: Basics  Part II: A Detailed Account of the Theory, Outline of Concepts of the Experiment, Status and Perspectives  Electromagnetic and Weak Radiative Corrections  Hadronic Effects  The g???2 Experiments  Comparison Between Theory and Experiment and Future Perspectives  Corrections and Updates to the first edition  List of Acronyms 
Keyword(s)  1. NUCLEAR PHYSICS
2. Particle and Nuclear Physics
3. PHYSICS
4. Quantum Field Theories, String Theory
5. QUANTUM FIELD THEORY
6. STRING THEORY

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