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Abstract by Devin McGhie

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Presenter's Name

Devin McGhie

Degree Level

Doctorate

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Department

Mathematics

Faculty Advisor

Scott Glasgow

Title

QCD Lagrangian Reduction

Abstract

We take the Quantum Chromodynamics (QCD) Lagrangian and reduce it.  QCD describes the interactions mediated by gluons between particles made of quarks.  This is comparable to Quantum Electrodynamics which is the interactions mediated by photons between electrons.  We do it analogously to the reduction of the QED found in "A Space-Time Resolved 1+1D Model for 1+3D QED", (Glasgow, Smith, Pritchett, Gardiner, and Ware).  It is done so that a computer may reasonably do calculations using the Lagrangian.