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electroweak interaction

(ɪˌlɛktrəʊˈwiːk)
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(General Physics) physics a type of fundamental interaction combining both the electromagnetic interaction and the weak interaction. See also electromagnetic interaction, weak interaction
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Clarification of the quantum structure of electroweak interactions of elementary particles.
We shall apply a direct motion-to-motion gauge to the electroweak interactions.
Electroweak interactions of leptons and quarks and strong interactions of quarks in quantum chromodynamics theory are covered, with frequent reference to recent particle accelerator results such as research on neutrinos and the Higgs boson.
Eight chapters address notations and conventions, calculational techniques in field theory and the status of quantum dynamics, global and local symmetries and the construction of non-abelian gauge theories, the strong interactions and the structure and tests of quantum chromodynamics, electroweak interactions and theory (including neutrino masses), extensions to the standard model, supersymmetry, extended gauge groups, and grand unification.
Prof 't Hooft, from the University of Utrecht in the Netherlands, received the physics prize in 1999 for revealing the quantum structure of electroweak interactions - a mathematical construction which describes two of the four fundamental interactions in nature.
2[gamma]s], the electroweak interactions mediated by Z- and W-bosons and "massive" photons transfer the large momenta [k.