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A More Complicated Field Theory

 


\begin{eqnarray*}\mathcal{L} &=& \frac{1}{8} {F^{\mathcal{A}}}_{\mu\nu}
{F_{\ma...
...ambda^2\left(\boldsymbol{\phi}\cdot\boldsymbol{\phi}
\right)^2
\end{eqnarray*}


Field $\boldsymbol{\phi}$ itself becomes associated with a field $\sigma$ of mass $2\lambda r$. This is called the Higgs   field and still awaits an experimental discovery. All other fields, W, Z, A, e and $\boldsymbol{\nu}$ have been already discovered.

Recent Kamiokande   measurements indicate that $\boldsymbol{\nu}$ has   mass.

All these results are classical, i.e., the Salam-Weinberg-Glashow equations are treated like classical fields in all those symmetry breaking calculations. Quantum interpretations (i.e., particles) are then squeezed from classical results upon a certain amount of handwaving.



Zdzislaw Meglicki
2001-02-26