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Electroweak radiative corrections in Z boson decays

Abstract : Contribution to A.D.Sakharov memorial volume. A detailed review of the electroweak radiative corrections to the Z-boson decays in the framework of the Minimal Standard Modelm (MSM) is presented. After a short historical introduction we describe the optimal parametrization of the MSM, especially of the Born approximation, and derive expressions for the one-loop electroweak corrections. Finally a global fit of all relevant experimental data is performed, resulting in fitted values of the top-quark mass, m_t, and strong coupling constant /alpha_s. Allowed range for the value of the Higgs mass, m_H, is discussed. Various details of calculations are described in 16 appendices.
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M.I. Vysotsky, V.A. Novikov, L.B. Okun, A.N. Rozanov. Electroweak radiative corrections in Z boson decays. Physics - Uspekhi, 1996, 39, pp.503-538. ⟨in2p3-00011422⟩

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