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Baryon Number Generation and Mass Relations in SO(10) Unified Models

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Harvey, Jeffrey Alan (1981) Baryon Number Generation and Mass Relations in SO(10) Unified Models. Dissertation (Ph.D.), California Institute of Technology. http://resolver.caltech.edu/CaltechTHESIS:01302018-144721271

Abstract

Two topics are discussed in this thesis. The first is the calculation of cosmological baryon number generation in the early universe. These calculations are performed for a variety of SU(5) and SO(10) unified models. The effects of superheavy fermions and charge conjugation symmetry are discussed in the context of SO(10) models. The second section contains an analysis of natural fermion mass and mixing angle relations in a grand unified model based on SO(10). These relations are used to study neutrino masses and oscillations. Appreciable mixing is found only between μ and τ neutrinos. Spinor representations of the Lorentz group and of SO(10) are described in two appendices.

Item Type:Thesis (Dissertation (Ph.D.))
Subject Keywords:Physics
Degree Grantor:California Institute of Technology
Division:Physics, Mathematics and Astronomy
Major Option:Physics
Thesis Availability:Restricted to Caltech community only
Research Advisor(s):
  • Frautschi, Steven C.
Thesis Committee:
  • Frautschi, Steven C. (chair)
  • Ramond, Pierre
  • Hitlin, David G.
  • Boehm, Felix
Defense Date:18 May 1981
Record Number:CaltechTHESIS:01302018-144721271
Persistent URL:http://resolver.caltech.edu/CaltechTHESIS:01302018-144721271
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ID Code:10657
Collection:CaltechTHESIS
Deposited By: Bianca Rios
Deposited On:30 Jan 2018 23:52
Last Modified:09 Feb 2018 17:27

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