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S. Martin's Supersymmetry primer Metric

  1. Oct 19, 2012 #1
    Hi all,

    S. Martin's Supersymmetry primer (http://arxiv.org/abs/hep-ph/9709356) is a wonderful source from which to learn SUSY.

    But, what really causes me (and others around me) huge consternation is Martin's use of mostly plus metric, when particle physicists use the mostly minus metric. Given that minus signs are very important in SUSY, it would be nice to follow a primer that is in line with particle physicist's metric.

    Is there a mostly minus version of the primer?

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  3. Oct 19, 2012 #2
    NEVER MIND; Martin has provided the readers with a way to easily convert it:
    Grab the source from the ArXiV, and change the following line in his tex file:

  4. Oct 19, 2012 #3


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    Well, the advantage is that it's a free source. Since spinorial calculul is the foundation of SuSy, such basic conventions do matter. If you're coming off a QFT book with the mostly minus convention, then you are not pleased. You have to do work on your own to adjust to the new convention. My reccomendation to anyone for the best written introduction to SuSy would be the book by Mueller-Kirsten. It leaves almost nothing to the reader.
  5. Oct 21, 2012 #4
    I have Mueller-Kirsten's book. It is awesome; but they only go as far as setting up the machinery. Now I need to study MSSM and other non-perturbative physics. This is where Martin's primer comes in.
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