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Supersymmetry and Supergravity [Paperback]

Julius Wess , Jonathan Bagger
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January 1983 0691083266 978-0691083261
This widely acclaimed introduction to N = 1 supersymmetry and supergravity is aimed at readers familiar with relativistic quantum field theory who wish to learn about the supersymmetry algebra. In this new volume Supersymmetry and Supergravity has been greatly expanded to include a detailed derivation of the most general coupling of super- symmetric gauge theory to supergravity. The final result is the starting point for phenomenological studies of supersymmetric theories. The book is distinguished by its pedagogical approach to supersymmetry. It develops several topics in advanced field theory as the need arises. It emphasizes the logical coherence of the subject and should appeal to physicists whose interests range from the mathematical to the phenomenological. In praise of the first edition: "A beautiful exposition of the original ideas of Wess and Zumino in formulating N = 1 supersymmetry and supergravity theories, couched in the language of superfields introduced by Strathdee and the reviewer.... [All] serious students of particle physics would do well to acquire a copy".--Abdus Salam, Nature "An excellent introduction to this exciting area of theoretical physics".--C. J. Isham, Physics Bulletin
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  • Paperback: 180 pages
  • Publisher: Princeton University Press (January 1983)
  • ISBN-10: 0691083266
  • ISBN-13: 978-0691083261
  • Product Dimensions: 9 x 5.8 x 0.6 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 9.9 ounces
  • Average Customer Review: 3.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (3 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #7,161,698 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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18 of 20 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Classic intro to SUSY March 11, 1999
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This book is the classic introduction to superfields. It is very elegant an formal, and appeals to the more mathematically minded particle physics student. It contains almost nothing on phenomenological applications of supersymmetry, and keeps it's hands clean by avoiding messy but important topics, such as regularization of supersymmetric gauge theories.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Necessary but not sufficient November 25, 2001
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This is one of those books that is still around because
it fills a niche that no modern book has been able
to fill. It introduces N=1 susy quickly and concisely.
The reader must work through every equation in order
to get something out of this book. The reason why people
continue to use this book of equations is because the
equations are right. If you try other books, they are
filled with typos and sometimes even more serious errors.
Get through the first 8 chapters of this book
may be chapter 22 and 24 then get into Argyres' notes
that delve into the modern aspects of supersymmetric
quantum field theory.
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0 of 5 people found the following review helpful
There are no Theories of Supersymmetry and Supergravity.
Only speculative guesses disguised in mathematical clothes.
The more mathematically involved the subject, more mysterious and arcane it seems.
Only for highly qualified physishits.
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