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Extreme states of matter in strong interaction physics : an introduction, Helmut Satz, (electronic resource)

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Extreme states of matter in strong interaction physics : an introduction
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Extreme states of matter in strong interaction physics
Title remainder
an introduction
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Helmut Satz
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eng
Summary
The thermodynamics of strongly interacting matter has become a profound and challenging area of modern physics, both in theory and in experiment. Statistical quantum chromodynamics, through analytical as well as numerical studies, provides the main theoretical tool, while in experiment, high-energy nuclear collisions are the key for extensive laboratory investigations. The field therefore straddles statistical, particle and nuclear physics, both conceptually and in the methods of investigation used. This course-tested primer addresses above all the many young scientists starting their scientific research in this field, providing them with a general, self-contained introduction that emphasizes in particular the basic concepts and ideas, with the aim of explaining why we do what we do. To achieve this goal, the present text concentrates mainly on equilibrium thermodynamics: first, the fundamental ideas of strong interaction thermodynamics are introduced and then the main concepts and methods used in the study of the physics of complex systems are summarized. Subsequently, simplified phenomenological pictures, leading to critical behavior in hadronic matter and to hadron-quark phase transitions are introduced, followed by elements of finite-temperature lattice QCD leading to the important results obtained in computer simulation studies of the lattice approach. Next, the relation of the resulting critical behavior to symmetry breaking/restoration in QCD is clarified before the text turns to the study of the QCD phase diagram. The presentation of bulk equilibrium thermodynamics is completed by studying the properties of the quark-gluon plasma as new state of strongly interacting matter.The final chapters of the book are devoted to more specific topics which arise when nuclear collisions are considered as a tool for the experimental study of QCD thermodynamics
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Satz, H
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LC call number
QC318.T47
LC item number
S28 2012
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non fiction
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Lecture Notes in Physics,
Series volume
841
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  • Thermodynamic equilibrium
  • Quantum chromodynamics
  • Strong interactions (Nuclear physics)
  • Nuclear Physics, Heavy Ions, Hadrons
  • Elementary Particles, Quantum Field Theory
  • Statistical Physics, Dynamical Systems and Complexity
  • Astrophysics and Astroparticles
  • Quantum chromodynamics
  • Strong interactions (Nuclear physics)
  • Thermodynamic equilibrium
  • Physique
  • Astronomie
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Extreme states of matter in strong interaction physics : an introduction, Helmut Satz, (electronic resource)
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mixed
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Includes bibliographical references and index
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online resource
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Contents
The Analysis of Dense Matter -- The Physics of Complex Systems -- The Limits of Hadron Physics -- From Hadrons to Quarks -- Statistical Quantum Chromodyanamics -- Broken Symmetries -- The QCD Phase Diagram -- The Quark-Gluon Plasma -- The Little Bang -- Probing the Quark-Gluon Plasma -- The Fireball Paradigm -- The Event Horizon of Color Confinement -- Outlook
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1 online resource (xiii, 239 p.)
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  • electronic
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9783642239083
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uncompressed
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computer
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rdamedia
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c
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10.1007/978-3-642-23908-3
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  • (OCoLC)781716494
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Extreme states of matter in strong interaction physics : an introduction, Helmut Satz, (electronic resource)
Publication
Antecedent source
mixed
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
not applicable
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The Analysis of Dense Matter -- The Physics of Complex Systems -- The Limits of Hadron Physics -- From Hadrons to Quarks -- Statistical Quantum Chromodyanamics -- Broken Symmetries -- The QCD Phase Diagram -- The Quark-Gluon Plasma -- The Little Bang -- Probing the Quark-Gluon Plasma -- The Fireball Paradigm -- The Event Horizon of Color Confinement -- Outlook
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xiii, 239 p.)
File format
multiple file formats
Form of item
  • online
  • electronic
Isbn
9783642239083
Level of compression
uncompressed
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Other control number
10.1007/978-3-642-23908-3
Other physical details
ill.
Quality assurance targets
absent
Reformatting quality
access
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • (OCoLC)781716494
  • (OCoLC)ocn781716494

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