Descript 
x, 308 p. ; 26 m 
Note 
"The advent of quantum chromodynamics (QCD) in the early 1970s was one of the most important events in twentiethcentury science. This book examines the conceptual steps that were crucial to the rise of QCD, placing them in historical context against the background of debates that were ongoing between the bootstrap approach and composite modeling, and between mathematical and realistic conceptions of quarks. It explains the origins of QCD in current algebra and its development through highenergy experiments, modelbuilding, mathematical analysis and conceptual synthesis. Addressing a range of complex physical, philosophical and historiographical issues in detail, this book will interest graduate students and researchers in physics and in the history and philosophy of science" Provided by publisher 

Includes bibliographical references (p. 275295) and indexes 

Machine generated contents note: 1. Introduction; 2. The rise of current algebra (CA); 3. Sum rules; 4. Saturation and closure; 5. Scaling; 6. Theorizations of scaling; 7. The advent of quantum chromodynamics (QCD); 8. Early justifications and explorations; 9. Structural realism and the construction of QCD; 10. Historiographical issues in the CAQCD narrative 
Subject 
Quantum chromodynamics  Mathematical models


Algebra


Quantum chromodynamics  History

