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14). 16) This “boxed” relation is very important: it must be obeyed by all Lorentz transformations Λµ ν . Alternatively, any matrix obeying this “boxed” equation is a valid Lorentz transformation. We take the boxed relation to mathematically define a Lorentz transformation. While there are infinitely many possible Lorentz transformations, it is possible (and useful) to categorize them into six kinds. Since there are three Review of Relativity 31 distinct directions (along x, y, and z ) for a moving observer to travel, three kinds of Lorentz transformations are transformations from the stationary to the moving observer along each of these directions.

It is a vector, each component of which is a continuous function of the distance r. Of course the electric field itself is → − not directly observable; only the force F is. 3 Stars Short 1 8 gluons 1 W+ ,W− ,Z0 1 Strong Radioactivity Short 10−5 Weak Abelian Gauge Non-Abelian Gauge Non-Abelian Gauge U(1) Broken SU(3) SU(2) × U(1)Y SU(3) Grand Unified Theory????? ) Photon 1 Lightning (Long) 10−2 Electromagnetism 12 An Introduction to Particle Physics and the Standard Model Introduction and Overview 13 This classical notion of force is modified at short distances due to quantum effects [16].

I’ve also included gravity (which accounts for one of the coupling constants of the four forces) and the strength of the dark energy (the vacuum energy) as two of the parameters. Together with General Relativity, the Standard Model provides us with 38 coupled differential equations for each of the particle types, dependent on the 28 parameters above. Once these 28 parameters are given we can Introduction and Overview 19 predict the outcome of any process in particle physics from this model – and so far there are no experiments that disagree with any predictions which have been made.

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